Hank – Last Saturday Barb and Keith took us down to Ipswich, MA where his good friends Bill and Laurel live. Laurel showed us the stable where she boards horses. We also got to meet Ava, a Pit Bull/Black Lab mix who is the sweetest dog and biggest baby in the world. Bill and Laurel opened their house to us and made us feel at home.
On Sunday we spent the day in Boston walking along the Freedom Trail and checking out all the historic sights. The USS Constitution is the oldest active ship US Navy. It was cool to explore. What tight quarters. Even at 5’7″ I was ducking under beams. We climbed the steps in the Bunker Hill monument. I was breathing very hard when I finally reached the top, quite likely because I take steps two at a time when I go up stairs. There’s a red brick path marking the Freedom Trail so it’s not easy to get lost. Between the traffic, finding parking, and having so much to see, we didn’t get to see everything. We stumbled across a Holocaust monument and stopped to view that. Then we had some very entertaining street performers to check out. I’ve never seen an escape artist on the street before.
One thing we noticed was that a lot of people were carrying boxes from Mike’s Pastries. We tracked down the store and got in line. Kathy picked out some cannolis and other pastries for the next day’s breakfast. On the way back to the car we went through a street fair featuring a Bee Gees tribute band. It was a full day.
Kathy – We spent the day exploring Boston, Massachusetts. The walking, self-guided tour of the Freedom Trail was pretty cool. We ended walking 7.5 miles as we traveled about the city. I love listening to these Northeastern accents as people talk. Too many good times with Barb & Keith as we traveled about in Boston. This is a city of very active people. We seen so many runners, maybe they are training for the Boston Marathon. The sites and sounds of this city were fantastic. So happy we get to visit these beautiful cities as we travel around the United States.