I went with my fiance and several others. The first night in town we went to see the Celtics play. It was a great game and we met up with some other friends before so it was great to visit and watch the game as well. On the second day we went to Harvard in the morning, where I got to visit Urban Outfitters and see the campus.
Unfortunately, there was a snow storm on the way. Now, as eastern Canadians, we didn’t think much of it, until we heard that the T was closing early, and a driving ban was going to be enforced. So we headed back to walking distance of our hotel and settled in to watch the snow come down.
And down it came! It was a lot of snow, and the city basically shut down for two days. I didn’t mind this because as disappointing as it was, it was nice to go on vacation and actually have a chance to relax in the hotel room for a change. Usually I’m spending the whole day walking and the whole night in some restaurant or another, and I end up my vacation more tired than when I left!
The day before we were supposed to leave, everything was still shut down, but at least the snow had stopped. We decided to take a walk through the city to see if anything was open, and visit the commons. The driving ban was still in effect so the streets belonged to those on foot. It was a very unique way to see the city, since for the most part, it was deserted.
Initially when I heard about the storm, I was a bit apprehensive about how it would affect our ability to stay on budget for this trip. I’d been saving since December and didn’t have a whole lot of cash to spare. I knew that we wouldn’t have as many dining options open to us, and we were forced to eat at some expensive places for lack of a better option.
In fact, we ended up coming in $20 under budget, which I’m very happy about. Check out some pictures of my trip below:
Thanks Guest Posters
While I was gone, I was lucky enough to have some guest posters keep this blog alive for me. Those people, and the ones who guest posted while I was away in Dallas, generous wrote posts for me, so I didn’t have to worry about blogging while on vacation. Thanks so much to the following people for this:
Top Personal Finance Blogs
In other news, it’s been brought to my attention that I’ve been put on some lists for nominations for the top personal finance blogs. Here are the categories:
Top Canadian Personal Finance Blogs of 2013
This one is hosted by Jeremy at Modest Money, and is voting based. Go ahead and vote for me if you think I deserve to win, it would be awesome if I did, but the competition is pretty fierce.
Top Personal Finance Blogs of 2012
This award comes with some awesome prizes, including a chance for one of my readers to win $100! You can vote for me here.
So now that my travelling is over, I hope to get back into the groove of blogging, that is if I can shake this cold that I’ve come down with.
What have I missed? I want to know!