Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Glazy Susan Mochi Donuts, and NOLA Cajun Kitchen! || Things to do in MA

This week’s vlog ft. Theresia! We went to Glazy Susan to get donuts for breakfast, wandered Tower Hill Botanic Garden, and ate yummy Cajun food at NOLA Cajun Kitchen. Hehe it was a very wholesome reunion if you watch until the end *__*

Glazy Susan’s donut menu for June included a few kinds of strawberry donuts so I basically had to order them all hehe. Unfortunately, if you want any of these flavors, it may not be available because the menu changes monthly but stay tuned for July!

If you stop by NOLA Cajun Kitchen for a meal, I recommend their seafood garlic noodles–medium spicy with your preferred choice of seafood! And their calamari basket (the cajun fries that come with it are so good too).

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xx Sami

Skiing and Scoping Out Boys on the Slopes

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I’m the girl on the right in the photo above and I may or may not be kidding about the second part of this post’s title haha. Anyways, my friend Kathy (girl on the left) invited me to go skiing with her family yesterday and we were straight up beginner skiers. We went to Mount Wachusett, MA and got the “Beginner Learn to Turn Package” for one day ($89 each). The instructors were kind and helped us depending on our level of learning how to ski.

Ski wear and prep: When skiing, we need to wear a few layers of athletic or moisture-wicking clothing underneath our ski jacket, a layer of something under our ski pants, ski socks (I bought a nice turquiose pair from Eastern Mountain Sports for $25.95), ski gloves or mittens, a warm circle scarf, and goggles at least! There are convenient locker rentals available for the day until we are done with them for $10 (they are bought electronically).

On the mountain: Again, we were beginners who have never been on skis before. Our level 1-2 class taught us to turn while going down the small hill, the kind you use to get up with a “magic carpet” lift. However, the beginner class did not prepare us well enough for the blue trail that someone told us was the “easy” one… halfway down the mountain we realized it was a really bad mistake to go down a certain path… Ralph’s trail. It was the medium (close to hard) one! I am definitely sticking to proper green trails next time before going back on a blue one…

Cute boy alert: When I was returning my skis at the rental station, one of my mittens got caught to a ski while handing them to a guy and he was like “I’m taking you with me.” Haha… I wish! ((((Wait what))))