It’s been years since I’ve visited Boston, which is a shame since it’s really quite close. I had some comp days for work, and I thought it would be a nice time to get out of Vermont for a long weekend. Go to a city. I have a good friend who moved to Boston in the fall for an awesome teaching position, so I was excited to catch up.
I took the Megabus from Burlington on Thursday morning since it was so cheap and I hate to drive, especially in the winter. I ended up running into a former roommate’s ex-boyfriend on the bus. Small world! The bus is a direct route to Boston, but I needed to take the commuter line out to my friend’s place in Newton. So, I had a few hours to chill in South Station.
I love train stations in big cities. Fantastic people watching.
And it was funny to see advertisements for Vermont.
But it ended up being like all day by the time I took the bus, waited for the train, took the train, then walked to Liz’s. I finally made it before dinnertime.
There’s her pug Smitty.
I planned on going to school with Liz on Friday. They were doing a tea and discussion in class – how adorable! – so we made salted caramel cupcakes.
I discovered the BEST salted caramel sauce! It’s Deb’s deep, dark salted butter caramel sauce.
I’m making this for all future gifts.
I also have to highlight a few very cool things I discovered about Liz.
1.) Her range of books, from fancy Marxist theory to bitter boyfriend books. 2.) She really does have apples on her desk at school.
3.) A Pride & Prejudice BBC version poster (so she can stare at Colin Firth at work) across from her desk. 4.) A tea station in her classroom.
Later that night we went out in Harvard Square to meet up with a group of others for drinks at Tratta.
Almost all of us ordered martinis.
It was a fun night!
Tomorrow, I’m going to attempt to run (maybe) and then head back to Vermont. Supposedly, we got SNOW! I’m excited to see it.