En route from Nashville to New York, we stopped in Boston for a day to catch up with close friends that have been living abroad for many years. Chris and Diana are one of the most intelligent couples we know, so it's no surprise that they've found themselves in one of the worlds most prestigious academic hubs.
We arrived on a chilly November evening and were welcomed into their cozy apartment, where we were offered warm mulled cider and the pure comfort of homemade spaghetti bolognese.
Diana spent the next morning playing tour guide as she led us through the Harvard campus filling us in on some of the university's 376 years of history. We then journeyed across town to meet Chris for a coffee and wander through the grounds of M.I.T (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), where Chris has been working for the past three years.
We spent the rest of the day strolling through parks and down gorgeous cobblestone streets before making our way to a quirky little seafood restaurant (deserving of it's own post all together!), where we filled up on fried clams, lobster rolls and fish and chips. That evening, we sat in the lounge room watching the presidential election news coverage and chatting about polotics (of course!), work, travel, babies and future plans.
It was a memorable and enjoyable whirlwind visit - there's nothing like visiting friends and listening to stories of overseas adventures.
P.S - It might look a little out of place, but I just had to include the spider house! It was just after halloween and this was some seriously impressive festive decorating!