A couple weeks ago my husband finished grad school, and last week Graduation had finally arrived! We spent a wonderful weekend celebrating with my husband's parents and his classmates, friends who we will miss very much as they scatter across the US pursuing their new careers. After two years of very hard work, it was a wonderful opportunity to reflect on their accomplishments and to have some fun.
My in-laws arrived late Tuesday night, just in time to eat a piece of Lemon Rhubarb Buckle and to crawl into bed. Wednesday night, we went to Fenway to see the Rangers take on the Red Sox (our second time to see the Rangers within the week, strangely enough). We indulged in Fenway Franks and ballpark nachos, and thankfully this time the Rangers eked out a win!champagne punch, we headed out for the Sloan School of Management Convocation at the Wang Theater.
Marliave, not too far from the theater. It's one of the oldest restaurants in Boston (the fourth oldest to be exact), and they serve wonderful food and drinks, including a $1 oyster happy hour each evening.
Prudential Center Skywalk, offering a staggering array of food (if only we were hungry), drinks, and a fabulous view of the city.
We arrived early to get seats, counting on ponchos to keep us dry. We laughed, knowing this would make for a heck of a story someday. It just wasn't so fun in the moment. The graduate procession began, and we managed to spot my husband on his way in. That was the only glimpse we got of him, but thankfully they had viewing screens enabling us to see him walk across the stage (some 2.5 hours later). Once his name was read and his diplomas were in hand, we cheered and then immediately left to make our way out of the rain. The poor graduates had to endure another hour in the rain before the graduation finally drew to a close.
Saturday, sunny and beautiful following the previous day's downpour (go figure), we drove to the North Shore for fried clams at Woodman's of Essex. Our eyes were bigger than our stomachs, as usual, but we made a respectable dent in our tray of fried whole belly clams, fried clam strips, clam chowder, clam cakes, and onion rings!
Meadhall (because sadly, the MIT bar, The Muddy Charles, was closed), dinner at Trina's, and more champagne!
Congratulations MIT Class of 2013!