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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sunshine, snow squalls and round towers

All this talk of a mild winter is starting to annoy the weather gods. So they huffed and puffed and blew a gale force wind our way this weekend, providing another excuse to take out the tandem. So while John's mates were off sheltering from the wind in the woods, we headed out on the tandem. We only made it a few blocks before stopping into the new George Howell Coffee in Newtonville. 

 

I decided to indulge in a Rogue Chocolate panini, which wasn't as weird as it might seem, while John opted for a more healthy crepe. We did amass a pile of espresso cups before we finally could avoid heading out into the wind no more.


First stop was the Norumbega Tower.  It does look like a glorious day!


We headed a little further along to try and get a closer look at the gatehouse, but it's well protected by big fences! We did take note of those big grey clouds.


It became quite clear that this was to be a relaxed photo op day, so we gave in and stopped lots along the way to be rewarded with scenes like this.



At some point we found ourselves in the midst of a pretty intense snow flurry, but it was too windy for anything to reach the ground! Not surprising, we found ourselves at Ride Studio Cafe, where we lingered a while over hot chocolate before heading for home.

All in all, a lovely, relaxing day out!

No fear, the big rides will come soon.

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