Last Sunday, we went on a long ride. At first, we just wanted to bike for no more than 2 hours, just the time to do the Minuteman bikeway, which passes through several historical sites in Boston suburbs. And eventually, we ended up riding for 8 hours. The weather was nice, my bike was new and fast, the countryside was gorgeous. We went back home covered by dust and exhausted. The video tells the story of this day…
Spring is back! Blossoming trees, delightful smells, running squirrels and singing birds. That’s one of the cool thing in Boston: the city lives with the 4 seasons – snow in winter, flowers in spring, hot summer and astonishing colors of fall. I may sound like an old lady – let’s live in the nature with simple pleasures – but well, that’s how it is in New England. In a few years I’ll retire in a cabin in Walden Pond. But now, I ride my new bike in the streets of Boston and enjoy the beautiful days.
Boston marathon occurs every third Monday in April, on Patriots’ Day. It’s a very popular event here in Boston. All the American people we know here encouraged us to stay in the city and watch it, saying it was really “inspiring”. So around noon, we were in Boylston street to cheer up the athletes. Three hours later, twos bombs exploded close to the finish line. We were at this time in Kenmore square. Police officers, firemen trucks,… everybody started to be really busy, there was a lot of confusion after hearing the 2 blasts – we didn’t really know what they were though. The marathon was stopped, we were asked to go home, we start looking for our friends visiting the city from France. Confused and sad ambiance.
I’ve been for the first time to Area Four in Cambridge a few weeks ago. This restaurant is located on the MIT campus, a famous university for scientists. But the campus has nothing to do with its neighbor, the fancy Harvard University. On the MIT, it’s modern, functionnal but also a bit cold. In a word, I can easily be lost on these streets that almost all look the same. But now I have an easy landmark: Area Four. This place was a delight, I even get back twice since the first time. It’s a casual place where you can have brunch, pizza, a coffee and a pastry. What’s best?
It’s been a while since I haven’t talked about restaurants on the blog. We recently had many occasions to go out and to try out a few good places around Boston though. Asta is one of them; this restaurant in Back Bay has been opened for a few weeks, and we tried it on a Friday night… A really good surprise.