Renee’s Cafe, Mapparium, and other birthday fun.

Kraig and I were planning on spending his birthday weekend camping at Acadia National Park, but with a weekend forecast of thunderstorms, we had to change our plans. 😦  What was that change? A day acting like a semi-tourist in Boston. We started off with breakfast at a nearby restaurant we’ve never been to before named Renee’s Cafe. I’m so glad we finally tried this place out because it’s way better than the overrated Soundbites of Somerville.  Renee’s is cash only and doesn’t serve booze. So don’t come here expecting a pitcher of Bloody Mary’s. Instead, expect friendly service, good coffee, and yummy breakfast food. I always get nervous when I’m trying a new breakfast joint out because a lot of places mess breakfast up.  Eggs are overcooked, or come in the size of a brick, pancakes are cold, maple syrup is fake, and coffee is burned. I rather just make my own breakfast knowing it will taste good and I don’t have to get out of my PJs.  Now I now that I can trust Renee’s for when I muster the energy to change out of pajamas to eat my first meal fo the day. I got the eggs florentine and we got a blueberry pancake “to split for the table”.  Both were yummy. Make sure to order the real maple syrup when you put in your order. I also can be picky about Hollandaise sauce because sometimes it just tastes sketchy or like you’re eating lard. I found Renee’s Hollandaise the perfect combination of sexy/cute. Crazy, Stupid, Love, anyone?

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After breakfast, Kraig and I took the T into Boston to check out the Mapparium. This is definitely something to do if you’re in this area of Boston, but not something I would tell someone to travel far for. It costs $6 to get in and is about 20 minutes long. Since we went on a Thursday, we were the only ones on our tour and had the Mapparium to ourselves with our tour guide! So awesome. It’s very neat how sound travels in this room. You can be standing on the opposite side of the room from someone and whisper something and it will sound like you’re standing behind them or announcing it on a loud speaker. So fun! I can’t imagine what this would be like with a larger group of people. It might be headache inducing haha. It’s a very fun and unique experience though. Unfortunately, they don’t let you take pictures inside the Mapparium, so I could only take pictures outside.

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My high school boyfriend George Glass.

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The birthday boy! 🙂

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We ended up doing a lot of walking around Boston, making a few pit stops and finished our evening off with dinner and drinks with one of our favorite couples Liz + Dave! Liz is my childhood best friend and recently got engaged to Dave in the Dominican Republic! We went to Sweet Cheeks for a BBQ dinner. Oink. Promise me that if you ever go here you will order a Bucket of Biscuits. They’re mouth-watering and come with a smooth honey butter. The ribs and pulled pork are good here too. After dinner, we parted ways and said goodnight to Boston.

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