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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Cambridge, Massachusetts & A Ramen Shop



Boston, Day Three
September 27, 2014

This fine Saturday was a day to see new things. :)

After we had a good breakfast at the Eastern Standard, we took a taxi from Boston to Cambridge. As y'all probably already know, this is home to the one and only Harvard University.

This idyllic town is a nice retreat from the hectic bustle of the city, and I can only imagine how gorgeous it'll be once the leaves change for Fall, or when the snow falls this Winter. It's unlike any historic town I've seen before, and it's filled to the brim with history, fun, and lots of quaint shops (amidst the great Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie locations, among other places).

We also got to see the Harvard campus! It's normally fenced from the public, but the gates were open for guests to see the grounds for themselves. This campus is something like you'd see in a movie (or TV show): pristine and historic with gorgeous brick buildings.

The college I went to wasn't the size of Harvard by any means, but I always appreciated the older buildings we had over the newer ones. This is one thing I especially liked about Harvard; they kept their traditions alive through brick and mortar, and it showed.




After browsing Harvard for a little bit, we decided to walk over to a place that Mom had frequented a couple times (and had surprised me with an Easter basket this year from): L. A. Burdick Chocolates.

My goodness. This place is amazing.


Mom and I each ordered a spicy hot chocolate. It was rich and delicious, and was also the best singular cup of hot chocolate I've ever had.


We also got these little chocolate mice. Aren't they cute?! :)


After our adventures in Cambridge, we came back to good old Fenway Park for an afternoon baseball game. It was fun getting to see the Red Sox win in the daylight. AND we got to see Derek Jeter come out onto the field.

But our day wasn't over yet. There was one more place that we wanted to visit before we left the city the next day.

A few years ago, around the time I graduated high school, my family and I visited a little noodle shop called Wagamama in Windsor, England. This restaurant was so cool, and it was amazing that they only had locations in the Boston area (and also Lynnfield, but I think that's opening this year if it hasn't already).

So, we were in Boston. There was a Wagamama in the Prudential Center. We knew we had to go at some point, and since it was our last night in the city, off we went to get some ramen.




It wound up being excellent. We ordered Gyoza to share, and the ramen I ordered was the Miso Beef ramen. It tasted fabulous. :) Well worth the wait!


And thus our Boston adventures have concluded. Thanks for reading these posts, y'all! :)
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