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Wicked Fun in Boston

Wicked Fun in Boston

My dear friend moved to Boston in June, and I knew I had to schedule a visit to see her.  She lives right in the heart of the downtown area in beautiful Beacon Hill.  It's such a relief to travel with someone who knows where to go and what to eat.  The first couple of days, my husband and I just followed her around, taking in all the sights.  Then when she had to go to work, I had to pay more attention to the street names (I guess it's pronounced Gloss-ter...not Glah-ches-ter...in true Bostonian fashion).  I also learned how to use the T train, which was actually very fun (and efficient!  Let's get on that, BART).

One of the highlights of our trip was going on late-night Pokéwalks in the Common and the Public Gardens.  Don't know what a Pokéwalk is?  Just visit the Boston Public Gardens and look for people walking around with their cell phones, swiping up, and saying things like, "UGH! I just keep catching Drowzees and Pidgeys," or "There's a Kingler on the footbridge!"  Sound nerdy?  It is.

Other favorite moments include trying out different coffee shops, exploring the Boston Athenaeum, participating in the interactive Boston Tea Party experience, sitting on the Green Monster at Fenway, getting lost in Back Bay, and eating our way through North End.

 

 Acorn St. - The most frequently photographed street in the United States

Acorn St. - The most frequently photographed street in the United States

 Hubby sitting on the Good Will Hunting bench.  Note the Pokemon GO players behind him.

Hubby sitting on the Good Will Hunting bench.  Note the Pokemon GO players behind him.

 FŌMŪ vegan ice cream

FŌMŪ vegan ice cream

 Unnown shoes + Madewell bag

Unnown shoes + Madewell bag

 Gracenote Coffee

Gracenote Coffee

Aloha Oahu

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Aloha Oahu

We just got back from an amazing vacation to Oahu. It's our third time here, and we made it a point to discover new sites and tastes.  The Makapu'u tidepools, Arvo and Morning Brew coffee shops, Uncle Clay's House of Aloha, the Paiko boutique, and the graffiti art of Ala Moana was a few of our favorites.  We also had to indulge in some of our old favorites like Kailua Beach, Marukame Udon, Alan Wong's, and Nisshodo Mochiya. :)

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My TIU Retreat Experience: Day 4 (Farewell)

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My TIU Retreat Experience: Day 4 (Farewell)

The end came all too quickly.  I can't believe that these girls with whom I shared all of these special moments with would all be going their separate ways.  An exhausted, sore Cortney dragged her butt to the morning yoga session.  There we had a special yoga class led by Adriene (from Yoga with Adriene).  As we meditated on the weekend and focused on having a heart of gratitude, I couldn't help but cry (MAJOR estrogen overload). After Lainey and I packed up our things, I waited for the line to die down so I could say good bye and thank you to my trainers.  Karena and Katrina were so thoughtful in waiting for hours until everyone got to say good bye.  I thanked them for Tone It Up, for the community they've created, and for helping me to have the confidence I never knew I had.  Their sincerity and genuine hearts blew me away, and I am forever grateful.

 

Just several months before the retreat, I was wondering if I should go.  It's so expensive.  I would have to get a sub at work.  I have never actually met anyone there in person.  I'd have to travel alone.  There were plenty of reasons not to go.  But I went and I loved every single minute of it.  I now have friends all across the country.  I grew in ways I never imagined.  My heart is full and my soul is inspired.

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