Where were we....oh yeah up in Boston at HLS.
We started our day with a Wild Harvest sponsored breakfast...which I apparently snapped no pictures of?! I guess I was all about eating and talking with everyone...oops!
Our sessions and keynote speaker started and kept us very busy all morning. We also were treated to a mid-morning Cross-Fit workout courtesy of Reebok. They gave us sneakers so we would all be up to the challenge in brand new comfy shoes. Hello happy feet!
After we got our sweat on...it was back to business. Learning so much about this 'thing' called blogging. Some of the common themes throughout the day, were to stay true to yourself, be who you are and reach out to people in your community. It was great to listen all morning and be surrounded by other women bloggers doing wonderful things. With all the crazy information online it was inspiring to hear healthy messages that bloggers are sending out in the blogosphere.
I also loved the live twitter chats going on throughout the sessions. Between taking notes and tweeting...I was typing like a crazy women. I'm completely addicted to twitter! After information overload...it was time for lunch.
Lentil chili and avocado & tomato salad with pita bread.
More overload and words of wisdom...and then out in Bean Town to explore. I haven't been to Quincy Market in years. My dad would always take us up to the restaurant, Durgin Park when we were young.
It was nice to be back, walking through Faneuil Hall remembering those special moments with my dad. He loved taking us to Boston for the day and teaching us all about the history of the city. He was a history teacher after all and made sure he shared his love for it with anyone that would listen to him! I never appreciated it then, but now I do...thanks Dad.
This time (sorry for the fuzzy shot..hello flash) it was with an amazing group of bloggers. These ladies made me laugh and were so sweet. A wonderful Saturday night girls' night.
We ended up in the North End...hello Italian food and went to Fiore.
We enjoyed a terrific meal all the while knowing that Mike's Pastry Shop was our next stop. The place was hopping, but luckily we ended up with a table. Cannolis, the largest lobster tail pastry and hazelnut gelato hit the spot.
I don't think anyone talked for a few moments...total crickets while we were seriously enjoying our dessert.
After a lot more of these...
And then we all hit the hay, gearing up for our 5K fun run the next day. While running...I found Min, my new friend from Austin, TX who has a beautiful blog called Savor the Rainbow. We ran all around Cambridge and looped back to the hotel.
|Can you find me? I'm down on the bottom left...in green.|
Another nice breakfast and blogger round table talk.
Then it was time for good-bye's and packing up for the train. Sad to see it come to an end.
I grabbed a late lunch for the long ride home and was happy I did after a few hours of travel.
Back to our regularly scheduled blog posts...this week.
It's always great to travel, but just as nice to return home.
Wishing you all a peaceful day!