I went over to Harvard Square this morning. Visited Leavitt and Pierce and Colonial Drugs. Both very interesting stores. The fellow at Colonial was not too friendly; a bit of an ass to be honest. Of course, I'm just a sophisticated redneck, so who knows? Anyway, I was wanting to get some Tabac soap but neither had any! No kidding. Lots of nice brushes at Colonial; they had just about any shaving stuff anyone would want -- no Tabac though. Old school store for sure, but the guy at the counter, perhaps not the owner but appeared he was, needs to adjust his attitude though. I can't believe anyone would want to deal with him on a regular basis. Great selection of pipe tobacco at L&P. They were very friendly there. I considered buying a pipe, but didn't pull the trigger, so to speak. Lots of good pipe stuff there.
I had lunch at Grendel's Den. Just a roast beef sandwich and a couple Paulaner wheats. Filled me up, but nothing special. The subway, T, is the way to go for transport. I had a good experience with that. I was on a bit of a tight schedule, so I didn't do much else, but the Harvard area was full of tourists, lots of student types.