After spending the first two days in Chicago catching up with my daughters Laura and Sonia, and son-in-law Patrick, as well as working on listing lots of new aprons, I flew to Boston to visit my oldest daughter, Diana, and her fiance, Reid, for a weekend. They are living in Marblehead, MA. Until a year ago I hadn't heard of Marblehead (shame on me!) and now that I've been there I am totally enchanted and want to return again very soon. It is one of the oldest towns in the United States and just one block from where Diana lives is a cemetery that dates back to the early 1600's. Many of those who fought in the American Revolution are buried there and the town recently received federal funds to preserve the tombstones.
I love colonial American history through the early 1800's so I was in my glory in both Marblehead and Boston. The below photos are from downtown Boston which I love not only for its charm and architecture, but also because as you are walking down a modern street, you suddenly run into the very spot where the Boston Massacre took place. Unfortunately I didn't have time to visit the museum that is on that spot but I did stop into the gift shop to buy a book on the Revolution.
And then there is the beautiful harbor and ocean practically on Diana and Reid's doorstep. We spent a morning out on their family boat and I felt so free and happy! Pearl, Diana and Reid's American Bulldog, is quite the little sailor!
|Pearl and I having a good time!|
|Diana, Reid, and Pearl's rear end|
|Pat walking in the door|
|Pat and my daughter Sonia|
|The sweets and photo table that Laura and Kathy put together|