The last week of March, we had the pleasure of hosting Ren. Part family time, part school research. We really enjoy showing off our city, but sometimes it's nice to have a low key week hanging out and eating some of our favorite food together (sushi at FuGaKyu, if you're wondering).
Thursday evening, we drove to Worcester to join Ren at a symposium at Clark University. As a history major focused on Holocaust studies, he's interested in Clark's Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. And they were so kind as to invite him to a graduate symposium, and even bring along guests (us) to the private reception and public lecture that kicked off the event.
Ian loved the Strassler Center. Many smaller universities in the area convert historic homes into academic space, and this was an exceptionally well done bit of architecture, combining the historic charm with modern aesthetics to create a beautiful home for the program and it's extensive library.
Ren went back to Worcester on Friday morning to attend the graduate student presentations, and returned to Boston late Friday evening, exhausted but satisfied.
The next morning, before driving Ren to the airport, we enjoyed brunch at Dorado, which tops our "you can't visit us without eating at..." list. (Don't let our weird faces fool you into thinking it isn't delicious.)
One last photo at the airport to match the brother photo from Christmas, and we said goodbye until graduation in May. Two weeks from now—we can't wait!