Long Augtober Weekends

Was that weekend just a dream? I must have said it at least 10 times throughout that it just didn’t feel real. We spent most of it on Boston Harbor, enjoying the unseasonable temperatures and sunshine.

 

Boston Harbor

Really, I think this weekend was actually more gorgeous than any day over the summer. On Saturday, we took the boat out by ourselves, and we didn’t crash into anything coming back in! It was a pretty amazing day and something I hope to do a lot more of next summer.

boating in Boston

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We made our way down to Hull and bobbed around taking in the sun. It was so strong and perfect and blissful.

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We debated on going out for dinner in the North End Saturday night, but the sun and salt got the best of us. Once darkness set in, I made some turkey subs, and we ate while tiredly watching Black Swan again.

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And on Sunday, we went out on the boat with Michelle and her fiancé. Somehow we coaxed him into swimming so that I could go in too. I didn’t want to swim in freezing cold water alone! Really, I was afraid that something would grab my leg and drag me under, so I held onto the ladder. It still counts for a swim though!

swimming in Boston

After boating and swimming, we made our way once again to Savin Bar & Kitchen, our second time in one week, and 15th time since they opened in March, give or take a few visits when I forgot to check in or Tweet. Everything is always SO good.  Seriously, it is an awesome neighborhood spot, and I have tried just about everything on the menu. I pretty much want to eat there all the time, and since it’s so close, it is even more tempting. Great cocktails too.

In addition to outdoor fun, I did lots of cooking for the week, including making butternut squash lasagna, a delicious warm Brussels sprout salad, and a few other things. Blog posts coming soon! We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect, relaxing weekend. It made it really difficult to come back into the work week, especially since a few of the projects I have been working on have slowed down or come to an end. Eeep! In all of my busy-ness I forgot just how scary it can be to work as a consultant. Hopefully I will find some more work to fill those gaps soon.

And in the meantime, I’ve got a Wines of Argentina wine tasting this week, dinner with Ted Allen at Nespresso, and some prep to do for a TV show I may or may not be on next week. I’m also working with Kitchen Play and Calphalon, so there will be some good recipe posts very soon. And I promise this will be my last summer post! Winking smile

Did you have a long weekend? How do you deal with end-of-weekend blues?

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  1. Daisy’s avatar

    I’m so sorry I missed the boat. I would have totally gone for a swim!! what a perfect weekend.

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    1. traveleatlove’s avatar

      I’m sorry we missed you too! By the time I got your message we were anchoring off of Spectacle Island!

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    2. Heather’s avatar

      Looks like you had a great weekend – I cannot believe how warm it was!

      Unfortunately I was stuck inside my apartment with a head cold all weekend – I was not amused!

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      1. traveleatlove’s avatar

        I hope you feel better!

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      2. A Boston Food Diary’s avatar

        It was a PERFECT weekend- Im glad you got to enjoy it so fully, and Im glad I took your advice and took off yesterday! Gorgeous out! I’ll see you Wednesday at Nespresso- can’t wait to hear the rest of your exciting week!

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        1. traveleatlove’s avatar

          I’m so glad you took it off! We won’t be seeing days like that for awhile, I am guessing!

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        2. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

          Ah it was a perfect weekend! (though I was indoors studying a LOT). Jealous of all your outdoor fun.

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        3. Erica @ In and Around Town’s avatar

          Perfect weekend for an extra boat trip! I unfortunately was running the 10K – not the best weather for that!

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        4. Michelle Collins’s avatar

          I did not have a long weekend, but I definitely enjoyed the beautiful weather for the two days I had off!

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        5. Megan’s avatar

          I had a long weekend, and it was a good thing because my allergies decided to wreak havoc and I’ve been so sick since Sunday. Monday was great for resting up. Can’t wait for your brussels sprouts recipe. Glad you got one last swim in! Even if I think you’re crazy!

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          1. traveleatlove’s avatar

            I hope you feel better! I am breaking out in hives like crazy right now. I guess I can attribute it to fall allergies!

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          2. Michelle’s avatar

            I had such a great time with you this weekend! And I can’t wait to hear about your meeting with Ted Allen!

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          3. Alaina’s avatar

            It was a BEAUTIFUL weekend! Looks like you definitely made the best out of it. :-)

            THE Ted Allen? Like “Chopped” Ted Allen? Jealous!!

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          4. melissanibbles’s avatar

            This weekend was amazing. I couldn’t believe it. I went to Newport and went swimming too! Glad you embraced the weather :)

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          5. Susan’s avatar

            What a perfect weekend! I cope by living vicariously through blog posts about fun weekends like this :)

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