Friday Night in May

May 22, 2010

Bart’s sister and her husband are in town this weekend, so we’ve enjoyed spending some time with them, but since today is their anniversary, they opted to spend the evening together and left us to our own devices (can’t blame them for doing so).

It meant, however, that we unexpectedly had a free Friday evening, and I was determined not to spend it at home, piddling away the time. 

When RA was here earlier in the year, she and NPW had visited the Harvard Arboretum and both raved about how nice (and free!) it was.

The weather was beautiful yesterday and I suggested to Bart that we go out there after work. He said, “Can we bike?”

I said, “Only if you get the bikes out of the basement and I can stand around watching you try to fit them into the back of the CR-V.”

We’d planned on taking a picnic dinner to eat there, but when Bart got home, we decided we’d just eat at the house to avoid dragging all our food with us, so it was later than we planned to leave.

Happily, the park is open until sunset and since it stays light until after 8 p.m. these days, we had plenty of time to ride through the whole park.

It was beautiful. We didn’t take the camera, but I am sure we’ll be back dozens of times both on foot and on bike.

A perfect Friday night, which ended with bowls of cereal and charades in the kitchen.

Yes, we play charades with two people.

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  • Reply nancypearlwannabe May 22, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Yay! I'm glad you enjoyed it. It's kind of out of the way for me, or else I would be biking that big hill every day.

  • Reply Packrat May 22, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Bet it was beautiful.

  • Reply Leslie May 22, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    I'll have to put that on my list of things to do in Boston…I'm looking forward to your weekly picture of the little baby girl!

    PS, I picked up a new book last weekend – "The Penderwicks". Have you read it? I haven't started it yet, but it looked pretty good and it was a $6.99 YA book.

  • Reply Jenny May 23, 2010 at 2:19 am

    charades is AWESOME.

  • Reply casey May 23, 2010 at 3:13 am

    Sounds beautiful! I've been meaning to check out the Arboretum, I think you've convinced me to make a weeknight stop there next week!

  • Reply Bethany May 23, 2010 at 3:19 am

    Oops, that was me, not Casey. Although, it would be funny to pretend he just said that!

  • Reply jessica May 23, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Oh, the Arboretum is by my house!

    I moved from Michigan to The Big City, and everywhere I go is on that darn Emerald Necklace. I spend more time in nature than I ever did in MI. Quite strange.

  • Reply kristen May 23, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Oh darn! You could have come to date night! Sounds like you had a fun one though!

  • Reply megan May 23, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    you have a crv? and I'm glad Bart will play Charades or any game with only 2 people. I miss games.

  • Reply RA May 24, 2010 at 12:50 am

    I'm so glad it lived up to the hype! Now you can try out the free tour at the Boston Public Library and let us know what you think. 🙂

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