Thursday, December 18, 2014

Beacon Hill

One of the most photographed neighborhoods in Boston is Beacon Hill, and for a good reason:  it's so cute!  It's just filled with brick, black shutters, and garland and bows!  So cute!  I took advantage of an afternoon by myself to go walk around taking pictures.  Oh, and stopping by the original Cheer's bar along the way:
Can you tell how cold I was??

^ Acorn Street, an old cobblestone road!  I wish that dang car wasn't parked there!

^ Acorn door knocker???

It's partially covered by the wreath, but look, a pineapple knocker!  A must for our future house one day!

I snapped this on the way back to the hotel; this pond had swans swimming in it our first day here, and two days later it was frozen over!
That's all for my Boston recaps!  Hope you enjoyed the 85,000 pictures!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


On our last full day in Boston, I decided to take a tour of one of the most prestigious universities in the country: Harvard!
It. was. so cold!!!  The weather report called for 35 degrees, but instead we woke up to it being 20 degrees, never getting any warmer than 23 the whole day!!!  I took this picture around noon, when it had warmed up a bit! Brrrrr!
I am such a baby when I'm cold, but I managed to get through the entire Harvard guided tour without crying (barely) and without my toes falling off (barely!).  I practically ran to the closest place to get a hot toddy afterward!!
Anyway, I took the official student led Harvard Tour through the university, and it was really interesting!  It was fun to hear all the details about another college.  I don't think I've ever toured another campus besides WWU, where I went. 
I could try to retell all the tid-bits, facts, and stories, but I'd probably retell them wrong, so here are some pictures instead!

The library, which I wish we could have gone into!
Statue of John Harvard:
It was even snowing a little bit that day!  Very, very lightly!

Have you ever toured Harvard or another campus for fun? I also explored Cambridge Square a little (visited these tables along with Shake Shack and the world's only Curious George Store), but I was just so cold I had to go back to the hotel to warm up a bit! 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ice Skating!

In Boston Common, there is a little pond called the Frog Pond, where you can go ice skating during the winter!!

Tim's never been ice skating before, and he was really excited to go!  I've never been on a real outdoor frozen pond before either, so it was exciting for both of us!

^ I love this picture!
(Oh, and you're going to have to look at more pretty Christmas pictures.  What can I say?  Obsessed!)

Magical Christmas lights in a city filled with brownstones- it's the dream!!