Home--->Boston--->Philly--->Home--->Atlanta--->Baltimore--->D.C.--->home! All before Christmas! However, after that I'm done.
I am interviewing at a total of 11 schools, 4 in-state and 7 out-of-state. It's pretty exciting! Interviews can be pretty exhausting as well, so I was careful to spread out my interview schedule so I can make the most of my trips. Today was a free day in Boston, then 2 days of interviews, followed by another break. In Philly, I only interview on Tuesday and Friday. I'm really want to enjoy the cities I visit and spend time with friends and family.
In Boston I'm staying with my partner-in-crime, Aviva. Aviva and I were roommates during a summer internship in 2008 and have been friends ever since. We've conquered Slope Day at Cornell and two Beer, Bourbon & BBQ festivals together. Now, I get to stay with her and her boyfriend, Shaun, while I interview!
Aviva had to work today, so I explored on my own. I've found that I am the type of person who is comfortable traveling and exploring solo, it isn't for everyone. Sometimes I prefer it.
I started the day browsing the shops on Newbury Street, then traveled downtown to Government Center, where Aviva works to meet her for lunch. The picture above was taken near Government Center.
After lunch I went to Fanueil Hall, more stores. Maybe it's because I'm broke, but I like to think it's because I'm seeking culture, but I'm getting tired of vacationing just to shop. So I kept the shopping to a minimum and headed to Northend. Above is a cool dress in one of the stores made entirely out of Vitamin Water aluminum cans.
Northend is Boston's historic Italian neighborhood. There were tons of independent groceries and pastry shops. I stopped at Mike's because Aviva told me they were awesome. I purchased a lobster tail for us to have for dessert tonight and got the dessert above to snack on immediately! It was pretty tasty and seemed to be made with classic, simple ingredients and no processed food.
While walking around Northend, I found the waterfront! It was gorgeous! I wish I had a picture to share with y'all, but I haven't uploaded the pictures off my camera yet (thus, only the instagram photos are shared on the blog). The sun was shining, boats were sailing and it was a nice moment just to stop and enjoy life.
Well, tomorrow I interview at Tufts and then Saturday at Boston U! Good night everybody! On Sunday I'll have another day to explore, guided by Aviva and Shaun. :-)