Monday, October 14, 2019

Late Summer in Cambridge

One of the hidden joys in traveling to Boston almost every week is AirBnB. I get acquainted with a new neighborhood, its stores and quirks, very quickly in those 36 hours. And I love it.

A few weeks ago, I stayed across the street from the Belmont city cemetery--the week after 9/11. Everything was decked out to remember those who lost their lives for our country. I spent 30 minutes wandering and reading and wondering who these people were and how they lived their lives.
The second bonus surprise of this trip was Fresh Pond. I mean, look at it.
I chose to run the trail around the pond on Monday morning, and I couldn't have been happier. These are not your typical AZ Valley of the Sun running views.
I was so caught up in the water and the trees that I missed my turnoff and ended up running five miles instead of three. It was glorious.
Then, to top joy with gladness, I spent the entire day in Widener Library doing research.
With this view of Memorial Church out the window.
Well, not the entire day. I did have lunch outside in the beautiful late summer weather.

See that stack of books above? I still can't believe I really live this life where I get to check books out of Harvard Library and they let me bring them home with me!
And I get to study them at my own kitchen table in AZ. Four trips down. Three or four left until the semester ends.

Living the nerdy dream over here.

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