|View from my bedroom - watching Hermine in the distance|
We are staying in a penthouse apartment (I've always wanted to say that...) in Cambridge. Not only are the views spectacular, but the location is perfect.
I am a five minute walk to the T (Boston's public transportation system), which takes me anywhere I desire to go.
But Boston is a very walkable city, and I find myself walking more often than not. So far, I'm averaging about 15,000 steps a day!
|View from Longfellow Bridge - this will never get old!|
For some reason, I need to prove to myself that I can live in a city again. So, I spent most of Saturday morning getting the lay of the land around the apartment. I found the local Whole Foods and purchased a few necessary items (like coffee). I felt accomplished when I managed to walk back carrying two sacks of groceries.
|The Grand-Pup on our walk...|
I ventured a bit farther on Monday.
I walked across Longfellow Bridge then turned right on Charles Street - which led me directly to the Boston Commons and Boston Public Garden.
The day was windy (thanks to Hermine) but sunny and comfortable. I enjoyed strolling through the tree-lined pathways, admiring students and families relaxing on this last day of summer.
|Swan Lake at Boston Public Garden - idyllic|
I will definitely return to Boston Commons and take part in a Freedom Trail Tour. I understand the costumed tour guides offer a memorable experience.
Today is rather dreary, so I will probably stay close to home. After all, I still have another three weeks to explore the area.