It’s been a hot & muggy summer in Boston so far, and today is no different. We left the house at 7:30am and headed to Walden Pond for a swim, thinking we’d beat the heat and avoid the crowds. For $5 it is the best place to swim in Boston, and so much closer than the ocean beaches.
Good thing we left so early – the parking lot was nearly full. There were the usual locals with goggles and swimcaps, ready for a morning lap. But there were also loads of families with coolers, strollers, chairs, watermelons…we even saw a few hammocks. Next time we’ll just do the same and come prepared to spend the whole day there.
I don’t think I can get R. to wrestle the crowds, the heat, and the post-bombings-security downtown tonight. When I told him we could watch the fireworks on tv he thought I was joking. “Who does that?!” he asked. I had to break it to him that um…a lot of people do. Especially with a beer in hand and the window air conditioner on.