A quick trip to Boston

At the top of Bussey hill in the Arnold Arboretum

Jason, Lori, Ryan, and Daisy at the top of Bussey hill in the Arnold Arboretum. I didn’t get the memo that we were supposed to wear red rain jackets.

Last weekend we went to visit our friends Ryan and Lori in Boston.  We really wanted to see them before we left on the trip, because once we are out of Pennsylvania it will become very difficult to visit our friends on the East Coast.  It was a very long drive, but worth it.

Jason and I have 7 bicycles between us, which seems a little over the top, but they really had us beat!  Twelve!  This worked to our advantage, because there were high-quality spares for a ride through Boston.

Ryan got the bikes all ready, but there was one problem – I was too tall so the seat needed to be raised. OK, so that really wasn’t a problem, but the problem was that the seat was stuck and didn’t want to be raised! With great effort Ryan pulled the seat up while I tried to hold it down. After significant effort and some chain lube we got it to a point where my long legs were satisfied.


The battle to raise the bike seat

Our ride through Boston was great. We saw a bunch of different neighborhoods, and rode along the Charles River and one of it’s offshoots. We had lunch at “Grass Fed” which was a fun burger joint, and even had some beet fries. As it started to drizzle, we came back to Cambridge via a bike path along one of the train lines.

Delicious seafood feast!

Delicious seafood feast!

On the way back to their apartment, we stopped at a seafood market. Ryan and Lori bought a spread of fish, squid, scallops, and mussels. They prepared a seafood feast that night for dinner! Yum! We had ceviche, squid-ink pasta, pan-seared scallops, steamed mussels, and fried squid. Needless to say, it was delicious.

Daisy made a new friend!

Daisy made a new friend!

Thanks, Lori and Ryan for a great weekend. We look forward to more biking and visits in the future!