Beantown: Day 3
Trip Start Feb 15, 2010
77Trip End Feb 14, 2011
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Brock & Jennapher's
Next, I traveled into the Italian district of the city to find a place for lunch
My next stop of the day was to Harvard University to take their historical tour. Despite their rivalries, the university seemed to have a lot in common with Yale. Right down to having a statue with a lucky foot. Unfortunately, the Harvard tour was almost entirely focused on the exterior of the buildings; I really would have liked to see the interiors of some of the places like the library or the Sanders Theater. The tour did cover a lot of interesting history and basic information about the school, though, so it was worthwhile.
My next stop was to the campus of M.I.T. I did not check to see if they offered any tours, but I did stop for a moment to visit the museum where a number of current and ongoing research projects at the school are exhibited and explained.
After leaving the museum, I stopped at an ice cream parlor named, Toscanini's. It is supposedly pretty famous for having the best ice cream in the area, so I thought I'd give it a try. It was pretty amazing. All of the ice cream is freshly made on the premises and it was very thick and creamy
After walking around the neighborhood a bit longer, I found the nearest "T" station (subway) and headed back to Brock & Jennapher's to have dinner at their place before they left on a trip to Newport. After dinner, I thanked the two of them for graciously allowing me to crash on their couch the past couple of nights. I had one more stop for the night before leaving town, so I left my car parked at their apartment, they gave me a ride back to the metro, we said our goodbyes, and went our separate ways. Then I headed back to the Harvard campus where I went to see a performance of Into the Woods that I had seen advertised earlier that day. It's a show I had been meaning to see for quite a while. It's sort of a twisted conglomeration of a bunch of popular fairy tales.
After the show, I made my way back to my car and drove west to Framingham, MA.