A Word About Boston Streets

Boston, especially in Cambridge right next to Hahhhvahhrd, is beautiful. It was nice feeling safe enough to walk around at night every night along with tons of other pedestrians. Using Harvard Yard as a short-cut to get to Harvard Square, literally walking around on campus, brought me back 20 years to my college days.

Driving in Boston and its vicinity, however, was a nightmare. I swear that Boston city streets look like one of those particle pathways:

Credit: starsandspirals/flickr/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

GPS was on, but it usually said things like “Use the right hand lane to turn left at…” and by that time… a turn was mistakenly missed and the car got force-merged somewhere else.

This picture was an example of an EASY intersection. Elsewhere, there were roundabouts. I don’t know why Europeans are good at roundabouts but Americans seem never to be able to adapt. On the positive side, I got to see a lot of areas of Boston, by accident.

Overwhelming amount of angles and traffic lights.

This picture is of the type of intersection of all roads that lead everywhere. Also, the image in the GPS was never clear enough – it showed a thick line until the last second, and if you happened to be in the wrong lane when the GPS zoomed in to show the actual turn, it’s too late.

A Small Afternoon Jaunt

A visit to a small town on an incredibly beautiful day.

A really cute section of town with small indie stores that sell odds and ends.
There was a swimming area further down.
There was a teeny tiny amusement park for what looks like ages 6 and under. That clown garbage can was slightly frightening.
Little rocket ship ride.
A tiny merry go round. The only amusement park we wanted to go to is a 6 hour drive away, and we decided (I guess) to wait until next year. There are adult sized amusement parks in our vicinity but they’ve lost their luster years ago.

Workouts in the last month

Not including the climbing days and any walking/hiking. Also, I went to the Boston area to tour the climbing gyms in that area and those weren’t included either, but I’ll include a picture that captures what physical activity I did.

Climbing gym 1
Another climbing gym
Lots of walking (because we took the subway)
I was at my sister’s house (house sitting) and tried her spin bike, but the seat screw loosened and the seat started wobbling everywhere. I went to a nearby gym instead but didn’t bring my heart monitor.
At the gym near my sister’s house… A great workout!