Sigh. Yet again, I've fallen behind. My apologies on the delayed nature of this post - my travels have gotten me all out of whack!
Back to the point - a few weekends ago, I was fortunate enough to get to visit one of my people, Liz, in Boston. Wait, I mean in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I could write an entire post on how brilliant Liz is (and probably will at some point), but to sum up she is currently doing her Post-Doctoral year at Harvard before heading to Yale to teach. Her field is Middle Eastern and Arabic studies and I usually only know about half the words she uses when she talks to me about her work.. but I digress. That settles it - Liz is to be her own blog post in the future.
The weekend before visiting Liz in Cambridge (aka Boston) I had the privilege of visiting Orlando (and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!) with my also brilliant and fun friend Jess. The difference of visiting these two cities - Orlando and Boston - on back to back weekends made me giggle. Orlando is NEW NEW NEW - everything is constructed with tourism in mind it seems. Boston is OLD OLD OLD.
Yet the mix of new and old in Boston is interesting. We walked through Harvard and MIT's campuses. Both are centers for the best minds in the world. I was incredibly lucky to have beautiful fall weather the entire trip, which made for lots of great walks.
Liz took me through Harvard's campus and I got to pretend to be Elle Woods. The campus is incredible, it looks like all the movie campuses!
We ate delicious dinners, I got to meet some amazing female colleagues of Liz (again... I gotta write another post), meet Liz's delightful fiancé Nick, and best of all - see my boy Leonard. Leonard is a 7 pound Morkie who is 700 pounds of pure sass. He and Willie would either be best friends and rule the world or mortal enemies and take us all down if they ever meet...
The beautiful weekend allowed us to go and view the Head of the Charles Regatta, where Liz, Nick and I quickly learned that we actually have no idea what the rules of crew are. But! It was a beautiful day and we put Leonard in a backpack!
The weather also allowed us to visit Walden Pond. We took a walk around, no real goal in mind and it was absolutely lovely.