Laura and I had planned to spend the morning at Walden Pond. But, we did not quite wake up early enough to get into the parking lot. Disappointed we turned the car around and thought about where else we might hide from the heat wave holding fast and hard over Boston. I remembered passing by a local spot and so we made our way towards Cochituate State Park. It was the perfect little getaway. We paid the entry fee, walked through the little woods, and found ourselves a beachside spot. We waded into the lake and soaked up the sun and hung out together until dinner time. It was a nice treat to spend a long day relaxing with my best friend.