Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Where Do I Begin

My last post was July 21. Oh, so much has happened before and since then. I have pictures and tales of Boston and Martha's Vineyard. Then I was in Las Vegas on Mount Potosi for my wonderful camp experience. One day home and we were off to Lake George and three delightful days with Laverne and Cathy. So, where do I begin? I think for tonight, I'll just post a some pictures of each place with a comment or two.

I'm afraid I would scare everyone off if I elaborated on the last several weeks of my life. Suffice it to say, it has been a wonderful whirlwind. So, now join me for a little travelogue of my life.

The trip to Boston was smooth and uneventful. We arrived early in the afternoon and were eager to get into the city to begin exploring.

We explored Quincy Market, a place we just had to visit as we read Robert Parker's "Spenser" novels and he talks about Quincy Market a lot. It was fun. We were starving and decided to have a bite at the "Cheers" restaurant. It was the worst and most expensive meal of the trip.

On Wednesday, we walked The Freedom Trail. It was such a thrill to visit so many landmarks of our history. We think we walked about eight miles that day, but it was so exciting we never felt tired.
We even managed to fit in a cruise around Boston Harbor. It was beautiful and informative.
In spite of our best efforts, we never managed to do any touring in Boston with Paige, et al. But we did take her advice and visited Plimouth Plantation. It was a step back into history and we truly enjoyed it. The ship is the Mayflower II, an exact replica of the original.

Martha's Vineyard

The trip out to the Vineyard on the ferry was a delight. I love the water; being near it and on it is pure joy to me. Add to that a chance to spend time with our number one daughter and well, who could ask for more?
The island is rife with these sweet little gingerbread houses, decorated in all different colors. Each one is more charming than the one before it. We had a wonderful time walking among them. These little streets don't accommodate cars or motor vehicles of any kind and they have signs asking people to please walk their bicycles.
Here is Paige with her favorite boy (Liam) and her favorite beer (Guinness). We had a wonderful lunch in this restaurant. I had a yummy lobster roll.

This is a really beautiful spot for some picture taking.

I always order lobster tail, not a whole lobster. Thankfully, the waitress was willing to give eating instructions.
Okay, I've reached a decision. I will not go on any longer with this travelogue tonight. I'll end here and do a separate post about camp and Lake George. Once again, thanks for bearing with me. It sure has been fun for me to go back over this trip. Hope you enjoyed it too.
~Hippo Hugs~
Don't compromise yourself;
you are all you've got.
~Janis Joplin
P.S. If you care to comment, you'll have to page down a little. Sometimes Blogger just hates me!


Dagmar said...

Hi Pam;
Welcome back, looks like you had a great trip...

Laura said...

I think you are the coolest mom evah! One minute you're holding hands with the love of your life and the next minute you're sporting a Beatles t-shirt! I love it!!

pam said...

I would love to visit Boston. Looks like a great time, and thanks for sharing.

Hope all is well


Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Pam,

I love all the preview pictures of
all the delightful places you have visited, and look forward to more. And now I'm hungry for lobster!



Winifred said...

Hello again. Nice to see you're back safe and sound.

Those pictures are lovely, fantastic memories of a great trip. Maybe I should say trips!

Midlife Mom said...

Welcome back! Glad you had such a wonderful time!! I had lobster this weekend too, yum!!! I love those little houses with all the gingerbread decor, so sweet!

We have been to that village too and really enjoyed it. We want to take the grands when they are just a bit older. Took son to Plymouth when he was about 10 I think.

Looking for to 'the rest of the story'!!

Tracy said...

Wow! Your Boston adventure sounds wonderful. Truly. Me, I've been in the library. That's pretty much it for my adventures. **sigh** I did go to Lowes yesterday to price new toilets. There's some excitement.
I'm looking forward to hearing about your other excursions!

Cheryl Wray said...

I felt like I was right there with you in Boston....which is a good thing, because it's very high on my wish list of places to visit. I can only imagine how cool it is to see all of those historical sites. I'm a tad bit jealous...but I'll get there someday.

We've missed you online. Can't wait to hear even more about the trip!

Diane said...

Like Cheryl said, I felt like I was right there with you! Wish I had been. Looks like a great trip. The views were incredible. Look forward to the day we can get away for some fun vacations! I'm making mental notes of yours...they are WAY too are you!