Haaah! Finally the Research Symposium is over and the presentation is done with it. Professor was happy, so I am happy. Now over to more work for the thesis defense. That rant will come in a couple of weeks.
By the way, I went to Boston last weekend. What a beautiful city! I loved it. And what luck, it had snowed just a day before, so got to see the entire landscape covered with powdered snow…Ohh so pretty!
This was a special trip. More than visiting Boston, it was about meeting my boyfriend’s sister, her hubby and her 5 month old adorable baby V. The BF had told his parents last December and I had met his parents casually in India. His sister is really really sweet. We gelled rather well and most of our hobbies are similar. she knew I like reading, so courtesy her, I am the owner of a brand new Kindle reader!! Yayaayyy for that! 🙂 At night we all skyped with his parents and somehow it made me very comfortable. I feel that THAT is the family I want to live with. So much love already. I felt so good. I haven’t told my parents yet and will do so as soon as I start working, which should be hopefully soon. I just hope it lasts through the long distance when the BF is in India (he will be leaving for good soon), and I will be here to work for at least 2 years.
So coming back to Boston, what a city! so wanted to go and meet Yuvraj Singh, but the BF said I was mad. 😦 We even passed the Boston Medical Center where he is undergoing treatment. I wanted to wish Yuvi, so bad….
I had the honor of visiting MIT, the mecca of engineering. As we walked through the majestic building and peeped through the world class Labs, I was filled with a sense of awe. The library and common room was full of paintings and pictures that the students have indulged in as hobbies. I saw hordes of brilliant students eager to go and study and research on new brilliant things. I so wanted to take their pictures as well. It was just awesome!
Next we went to THE Harvard University. It was like taking a walk through pages of history. The guide told us about the students who have walked those hallowed portals and gone on to paths of greatness. So awesome.
We saw a small ice skating rink on the grounds and decided to skate. It was my first time, and boy, was I scared! But I did it and actually managed to skate along the circumference a fair few times. although one hand was always close to the railing because I was not confident enough. Our friend Varun was the funniest! He was literally hugging the railing all the time….So funny.
Yeah, I also visited the sites of the Boston Tea Party and the Declaration of American Independence.
We had a nice Mexican lunch. For 2 people from San Diego, it was kind of stupid to go to Boston and have mexican food. But what to do, when your BF is silly boy who is so averse to experimenting with cuisines. everybody wanted to try out some Mongolian but alas! apparently when he was a kid, he had gone for some Europe tour and had eaten only French Fries throughout the journey. Gaaah!
Taking the flight back to SD was an adventure in itself! We were in the bus from the airport car rental to the Boston terminal at 5 pm when we get a call that our 6 30 flight to Minneapolis(the stopover) has been postponed to 8 30 pm. and within 2 minutes of that call we get another call saying that we have been put in another flight with a stopover to Salt Lake City that will depart at 5 25 pm. Whaaaaaat!!! We ran for our lives, took our boarding passes, snaked through the security and run till the last damned gate of the terminal. Phew! We caught our flight at 5 23pm with people in the plane giving us weird looks. Our flight was changed cuz we would not have been able to get a flight from Min to SD.
Rather adventurous, right?