It’s Fourth of July weekend and after 2 straight weekends of painting our new apartment it was time to get out of Boston. By 11am on Saturday we still had no clue where to go and feared it was too late to rent a car for the weekend. Somehow, we managed to pull it all [...]
At 1:30 am we hiked a quarter mile throw a snow storm dragging 50 pounds of beer so that we could spend the weekend un-interrupted in a cabin with no running water or flushing toilets. Talk about luxury. Activities included drying wet socks, melting snow in an attempt to flush the clogged toilet (spoiler alert: [...]
On my 28th Birthday I ate a huge breakfast, jumped in the waves, played lots of spike ball and ate some oysters.
Eric broke the washing machine. Then we got up and ate some more chocolate croissants from the bakery next store and walking to the plaza de sol before making our way to the Chamartín station to hop on a train to Segovia. Super fast train, up to 249 kph. Arrived in Segovia and taxi to [...]
After shutting down the club and not able to get churros early in the morning we slept in until 11:30 or so, and made it out around 1. Our apartment was directly above a bakery, which was highly convenient for our malnourished selves. We ordered chocolate croissants and enjoyed them in the Plaza Mayor as [...]
We didn’t know it at the time, but our frequently-interrupted, jet lagged night’s sleep in Toledo turned out to be one of our most restful nights of the entire trip. In less than 24 hours we would emerge from Joy Eslava in Madrid as reality TV extras in Spain’s answer to “Jersey Shore”, but more [...]
The perfect introduction to Spain: Toledo, the historic city and original capital. Toledo is a day-tripper’s dream: a quick high-speed train ride from Madrid, cute cobbled and windy streets, more El Greco’s than you want to see, all condensed on a small hill, surrounded by a river, in a picturesque countryside. We’re not the typical [...]
In March I joined a group from Yvette’s lab for a weekend trip to Tahoe. We had a pretty terrible snow season, and if you didn’t know better you would think it was August by looking around, so we decided to spend our Saturday hiking around rather than disappointing ourselves trying to ski somewhere. Around [...]