For Christmas, Zach's parents gifted us with snow shoes and immediately I was excited to try them out. Unfortunately, Boston hadn't received any snow yet. But with a little luck, NYE weekend brought us a few inches.
Side note - at first, I was not happy to see the snow, as we had to drive home in the height of the storm after we went to a concert in Boston. But it caused an impromptu sleepover at Zach's cousin's apartment since the roads were pretty treacherous and it just made more sense to crash at his place than risk making the journey back to our house. I was a nervous wreck the whole car ride, as we rode past plenty of people either sliding on the roads or stuck on even the tiniest of hills. Luckily, we didn't have any problems and I was gifted a big glass of wine when we finally parked the car.
But other than that - the snow has been a welcomed gift because it meant we could spend our days snow shoeing! On Sunday we explored some trials in the Hancock Woods right across the street from us. The snow was still stuck to the trees which made everything just a little bit more beautiful.
On New Years Eve day Zach took me to some trails in Concord, MA. First, of course, we stopped into our favorite sandwich place hands down called Main Street's Market. This is probably not the first, and definitely not the last time you'll hear us rave about this restaurant. Afterwards, we explored the trails in the Greater Meadows Wildlife Refuge. I have to say, the wind was not forgiving. You won't see any pictures of my face from this day because my cheeks were bright red from wind burn.
So a big thanks to my future mother and father-in-law for this Christmas present. If only I could play hooky from work to snow shoe some more!
Also - as a reward for reading the whole post, here is a gift. I was trying to take a super cheesy picture of our shadows (cue eye roll) and by accident, was taking a video which Zach didn't know. Please enjoy his super manly poses at the end when he is bored of my antics.