Monday, November 30, 2009

thanksgiving snow

Thanks giving in Mammoth is always an adventure. It was pretty icy this year, but on the day we left, a new blanket of base snow fell upon us. We look forward to a great season!

me and my brothers, being our usual selves
my parents are in the car, exasperated with us

new skis, new boots, new jacket
ready for the new season!

this is what I woke up to sat morning...isn't it beautiful?

i love you? you know i do

We are only this young for so many twisted nights.
I want you to have them.
I want you to have it.
Why am I crying, and
Why am I afraid to say
I love you? You know I do.

le love

Saturday, November 28, 2009

i stuffed my face in boston

I stuffed my face in Boston. Everyday, all day long. It was a little ridiculous, but it was all worth it. I had the best lobster, clam chowder, oysters, and the best sandwich of my life.

Here are a few of the things I ate. I'm surprised I even remember to take pictures, I was took busy eating. First, I have to start with Neptune's, because that is what Boston is: Lobster, oysters, cramped space, and wonderful people...

stuffing my face

the best hot lobster roll. I was supposed to share this, but he ended up ordering the sandwich because I gobbled up the lobster in 5 min flat. The sandwich is a venison/tuna tartar...and it was amazing.

the next day, we choose giacomo's for dinner in little italy. the area was so cute, and while we waited outside in line, we grabbed some pastries from Mike's Pastry across the way.
Giacomo's, the italian place that serves no meatballs...but the seafood makes up for it. do you SEE the lobster on my platter?!

wagamama is a london chain. they are asian fusion and are hugely popular in the east coast.
although it looks like i finished off the bowl, i didn't really eat much of it

faneuil hall lobster with corn and clam chowder. what more can u ask for?
this was cooked and taken apart in front of me. i ate it the minute i could

oyster bar at union oyster house was the best thing ever
they hooked us up so much...they even gave us warm corn bread


he let me hold this giant lobster...and the lobster literally spread eagle

sam lagrasse's was the best corned beef / pastrami sandwich...give me a moment to reminisce...


We went to Hahvad on the last day before going back to California. Harvard is so beautiful. The old buildings, the fall leaves, the SMELL of knowledge and snootiness are everywhere. Students all bundled up as they walk to and from campus make me miss my alma mater UCLA and how i use to climb Janss Steps to get to the history buildings across campus. I had the same snooty confidence walking through the Powell quad, that this is my school, my classroom, my library...I guess that's why I love people watching here.

I knew that I didn't want to spend as much time there other than to see the Memorial Hall and walk around the yard, but I was a little disappointed that I was not able to get inside the library. booo. I do understand though. Studying in Royce Hall or Powell library at UCLA is annoying when tourists come inside to check out the library. They take pictures, talk, and clamor up and down the hallways. bah, i still wish i was able to see it at least.

booface for not being allowed in

we went inside the Memorial Hall and there was a philharmonic playing. the sounds just vibrated through the halls, and it was just absolutely breathtaking.

freedom trail

We spent a whole day walking the Freedom Trail and didn't even finish. We barely got 2/3 of the way through when we trailed off the red line and went to eat/shop/wander elsewhere. I love the fact that they have something like this in Boston for tourists. We got on and off the trail the whole time we were there, and finished it off with Bunker Hill.

where to guys?!

its amazing how old these gravestones are...

walking granary burial grounds

I don't know why this donkey is here on the red line, and I'm sure it's wondering the same about me..

faneuil hall is so fun. there are a ton of places to eat and shop inside

cheers bar

the waterfront

we stopped into a hotel for a bathroom break, but ended up in the coolest lobby library ever
I found a book on Goblins

Onmi Parker Hotel for some good ole' Boston Creme Pie

Holocaust Memorial
this place is more beautiful at night and the steam is blowing

Bunker Hill Monument

I did the 294 steps to the top and this is my "I'm at the top" picture
it's basically me huffing and puffing for air

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

sam adams brewery

We had such a great time at the Samuel Adams Brewery. The tour was croisin and filled with tons of great beer. The tour guide Nick was funny and at the end of the tour, the gorilla pod came out and grabbed people's attention. We got some great group shots with it!

It was quite a road to the brewery, and here I am, following the map!

we love the gorilla pod!

vintage chairs in the brewery

eating barley

testing beer for clarity...whatever. It tasted good.

Nick, the tour guide

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