Today I actually set a goal for my run. I did Burlington Street to Hancock and then all the way down Hancock to the centre of Lexington. I wanted to see if I could get there in the fifteen minutes before I turn and … I did, with one minute to spare! 🎉🎊Once I got home and had breakfast, I turned around and did a speed walk with my friend and her daughter and it felt great to be active!
It took a while to figure out what we wanted to do today as we wanted to avoid downtown Boston the the free speech rally. We decided on Walden Pond which turned out to be a really beautiful place with quite warm water.
We also went out for lunch at B.Good. It is an order at the counter Cafe that has tons of gluten free and dairy free options! The clerk was super helpful and checked their reference guide to make sure that I wasn’t going to get sick. I decided on a Kale Crush smoothie, sweet potato fries and a West Side burger on a gluten free bun. It was a ton of food and incredibly yummy! Yet again, I was thankful we had gotten there just before lunch because when we were leaving there was a lineup out the door.
We also stopped at Wegman’s for groceries in Burlington. Wow! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a larger gluten free section in a normal grocery store. They also had some cookies that looked good enough to eat and like normal cookies! I think I could have spent hours in this store looking. It is the Thrifty Foods feel (for anyone who lives on the West Coast) but a Costco size. I want to go back!
We hung out at home for a while and I watched Campfire Kisses on Hallmark Channel. It was ok. I just didn’t feel like the two main characters matched well. “Dana” just seemed too young for “Steve” and to have a son that age!
We finally got up the energy to drag ourselves off the couch and go downtown on the Subway. I didn’t notice any difference today except for the number of police officers around. We walked through the Boston Public Market but unfortunately I couldn’t remember the name of the place that supposedly had gluten free and dairy free cinnamon buns in here. I did get to talk local knitting for a moment though at New England Farm to Fiber. Karen was super knowledgeable and a delight to talk to! I liked how there were swatches knitted with each of the wools available so you could feel what they were going to be like. All of the yarn was as unprocessed as possible, so of course were a little rougher and all shades of brown and gray.
For dinner we went to the Italian district in Boston, the North End. It was so busy everywhere!!! We decided on La Famiglia Giorgio. It was a twenty minute wait ( exactly the time they told us) and had a very cozy feel. I had the Frutti de Mare with gluten free, dairy free fusilli pasta and a glass of sangria. It was all very yummy and easily organized. The waitress was helpful, though she seemed ticked at the end when we asked to have the bill split up. Nobody wanted to pay the extra I had to though- $41 for Pasta!!ouch:( It was yummy though!
We wanted to check out Mike’s Pastries but the line didn’t seem to be moving at all so we went to Modern Pastries instead. I was all excited as the clerk thought they had a gluten free, dairy free cannoli, but it turned out to only be gluten free. The only gf/df option was a packaged chocolate chip cookie. Oh well, I didn’t need those calories anyways!
I’m so tired!