I’m continuing to have a fabulous time up north in Boston :) There have been lots of boats and water involved!
Before meeting up with Tina yesterday, I had a farewell brunch with my college friend Kris!
We went to Temple Bar in Harvard/Porter Square area. Mmmm… they bring you mini carrot cake muffins and coffee cake while you’re waiting for your food!
I had an omelette filled with sautÃ©ed veggies and sausage — deeeeelish! Plus a side salad and some toast.
The plate was basically the size of my entire body. No big deal.
I ended up dominating the salad, eating about half the omelette, and ignoring the toast in favor of ”helping” Kris out with her delicious french toast! Check this out:
Hells to the yes. Strawberry mascarpone french toast = win.
After brunch, I hopped on the train to head down to the south shore to meet up with Tina!Immediately upon my arrival, Tina, her husband Mal, and I headed to the coast. We had boating to do! :)
Planning a visit on a day when your hosts have plans to go boating with friends? Total win. A bunch of us piled into their friend’s boat and sped off to a beach nearby where we proceeded to spend the rest of the day playing. Rough life, I know.
We had a blast. There were some epic cornhole games:
(Don’t let that photo fool you — I totally suck at cornhole)
And yummy turkey sandwiches:
And delicious Skinny PiÃ±a Coladas (Tina’s specialty — recipe here! Although we used pineapple coconut water instead of coconut water and pineapple juice — much easier!)
Such a fun day. :) It’s great to see Tina again!
And seriously, how cute is Tina and Mal’s pug, Murphy?!
He’s discovered that if he “high fives” us, he gets food. Smart dog ;)
After the beach festivities, we headed back to Tina and Mal’s friend’s place for a BBQ. Their place was right overlooking the water — jealous!
We had quite the feast — whole wheat pasta salad, grilled zucchini and squash, chicken, and burgers. Yum, yum!
The festivities continued late into the night, but this morning, Tina and I were up bright and early to meet some blogger friends for a run in downtown Boston! Running is the best way to see a city, as I’ve said before :)
We ran all along the water — so pretty!
The weather was pretty gross — rainy, cool, and cloudy, but I actually kind of loved it given that I’ve been running in 100 degrees with a bazillion percent humidity the past couple months. Summer in North Carolina = running kind of dies.
We ran 6 miles — I haven’t run that far in ages with this crazy heat lately. It felt SO GOOD to get back out there! I had a ton of energy and felt good the whole time — gives me hope that I haven’t totally lost all my running endurance this summer :)
Our run was followed by brunch back at Elizabeth’s condo!
Amazing berry tart? Delicious cucumber, melon, watermelon, and mozzarella basil salad? Yes, please.
Don’t worry, I went back for seconds. And thirds. ;) Basil + watermelon = my favorite.
On the way back home, Tina introduced me to the amazingness that is Marylou’s iced coffee.
Tina writes about this place all the time; clearly I had to give it a shot. We both had the “peanut butter wonderful” iced coffee and I’m pretty sure they put crack in it. It was that good.
Thank god I don’t live near this place or I’d spend my life savings on iced coffee.
Tina and I are off to find some lunch — I hope you’re all enjoying your Sundays! I’ll be back later with more shenanigans :)