Saturday, April 3, 2010
Another beautiful sunny day in Boston. This day we jumped on the T-line to Harvard Square. You have to listen to a New Englander say Harvard Square...it's so awesome! We kept saying it over and over. Ha-vad Squwa or something like that...
What to do on the Campus of one of the oldest Universities in our country? Not much. Look around. Walk. Watch people. It was perspective student weekend so there were lots of student/parent groups getting led around. Take in the awesomeness of a educational institution with so much history. Sneak in on a walking tour and then ditch it because the kids were bored. (they were free, so no harm done)
Student tour guide.
Dorm of John Quincy Adams.
Johnson's Gate- story is that as a freshman you walk through the gate to move in and you should not walk through it again until you graduate and if you do you will have devastating luck while on campus.
The highlight of our trip was here smack dab in the middle of Harvard Square right out in front of the Au Bon Pain bakery. Two out of four kids agreed this was there favorite thing to do while in Boston or most memorable moment anyway. What was it??? Oh yeah....it was standing on the sidewalk near a pile of doggy doo (which by the way walkers beware in Cambridge...NO ONE picks up their dogs poop!) watching people walk by and waiting for someone to not notice the poo. Which 9 out of 10 people did not and only missed stepping in the disgusting pile of poo by a horse hair! The kids thought this was hilarious as did their father...it's all in the genes, you see. Of course I did not get any pictures of this momentous event.
Well now where does one eat in Cambridge, well much to our pleasure there was a "triple D" in Cambridge. Mr. Bartleys Burger Cottage. This was my highlight!
The line was beginning to form, when we left it was 1/2way down the block.
This is the inside...they jam them in. You may sit with people you do not know..it's all good. Over in the corner is the kitchen...that is where they kick out a insane amount of food. Everyone has their job to do and it all works together like a fine tuned something or another!
This was the extensive menu...what to choose when you are under pressure by the burger nazi. If you are not ready to order by the time you get to gramps on his stool you are given the evil eye and not allowed in until you MAKE UP YOUR MIND! Too much pressure
This is my Viagra Burger...not the most pleasant name, but it had bacon and house made blue cheese dressing on it so no matter the name I was eatin this BURGER!
Noah doing the "Guy hunch" over his burger. Everything was fantastic!
We were a two mile walk back to our hotel so we decided to do some doggy doo dodging and walk back to the hotel since the weather was so beautiful.
Once back at the hotel, we swam, did laundry and the boys even skate boarded in the parking ramp next to the hotel.
The dilemma of where to eat dinner all hinge upon the NCAA basketball championships...where could we eat a good meal and see the game with four kids. Cheesecake Factory fit the bill! Not my first choice although the food is always good and overly plentiful. I just wanted to go some place we had never been before. Oh well give and take...
MSU lost to Butler...bummer. So we decided to go shopping. We went on a Converse tennis shoe buying spree. The Gap in this Galleria Mall had an abundance of cool tennys so there you have it! Another day in Boston behind us.