Archive for June, 2012

Minuteman Bike Path

June 25, 2012

Yesterday was a beautiful day so I decided to ride the Minuteman bike path. http://www.minutemanbikeway.org/

It took me about a half hour to forty five minutes to get to the starting point of the path at Alewife station in Cambridge from my apartment in the South End. The path is easy to find.

Coming from Mass Ave, take a left on Rindge Ave. When you come to a busy intersection (you can see the Summer Shack) take a right and you’ll see the beginning of a path that allows you to avoid the busy road.

The minuteman is about 10 miles long and takes you from Alewife to Bedford. It goes through Arlington and Lexington Centres, which are fun places to get off the path and get a cup of coffee, ice cream, or a sandwich, etc. For a delicious, hearty sandwich, I’d recommend the Avenue Deli in Lexington.

The path is paved, generally smooth (there are a few bumps in the road but they are well marked) and basically flat. No motor vehicles are allowed on the path.  Drivers are very respectful and always yield to the bikers that are crossing the streets. Pedestrians, rollerbladers, and bikers seem to be more respectful of each other here than in other parts of the city. There are bike repair areas at different points on the path. Fortunately, none of my equipment needed fixing on the road.

All in All, it was a great experience.

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Boston and NYC

June 18, 2012

Dear Family and Friends,

Hope you are well. I’ve been back from Malaysia for a few weeks now and am enjoying Boston.

I’ve gotten my next assignment, and am excited to be going south next quarter — Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Panama.

This weekend I went to NYC with my family to see my sister. Here’s mom and me at a place called Eatily. Eatily is an area near the Flatiron building that has a lot of Italian food.

We went there for cocktails before our dinner. During the weekend, we also went to the Hester Street Fair which had lots of organic vegan gluten free items.

It was fantastic to see my sister, she’s so grown up and responsible. That’s all for now. The weather in Boston has been beautiful and it’s nice to be on my bicycle again.

Love, Annie