The Frog Pond Skating Rink opened on Boston Common on Sunday, marking the start of the winter season in Boston. It was warm enough for a few skaters to sport tee shirts, but chilly enough for us to need light coats against the chilly breezes. We didn't skate (not sure my ankles and knees would hold up, plus D's osteoporosis makes it not such a great idea), but we did enjoy the nice walk over to the Common and then Beacon Hill. Both Saturday and Sunday were sunny, so we made hay while the sun shone, however briefly. On Saturday we walked over to the South End (see previous post with pics from the South End Buttery, which we keep passing when we're in the neighborhood but finally went in for brunch - wow, really good food, not unusual dishes but just expertly, perfectly prepared). We attempted to go to the movies after that, but the theater lobby was jam-packed so we figured we'd wait for a less crowded time and went home and rented The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on Netflix, which was very enjoyable from the couch.
On Sunday, we walked through the Public Garden and the Boston Common to the Frog Pond, then over to Charles Street to our favorite patisserie, Cafe Vanille, for a bite before heading back for a late afternoon football game on the TV and a big batch of homemade jambalaya.