Monday, October 6

Boston

I'll bet you're wondering where I've been. Boston. Larry had a consulting gig there last Wednesday so I tagged along. What a great city! We stayed in Copley Square which is right in the middle everything. This was the view from our room.



The day Larry had his meeting I rode the T to Windsor Button (thanks to the tip from Grumperina). It was a funky old-timey fabric/craft/yarn shop. They had tons of books and patterns and some fun yarns.


We spent hours in the Museum of Fine Arts and walking up and down Newbury Street which has so many fun restaurants and shops. I bought a shirt at Johnny Cupcakes. We spent all day Saturday on the Freedom Trail. On the 2 1/2 mile walk we saw the historic houses, meeting halls and churches where the revolution started. Paul Revere's house and the Old North Church. Very cool.

One day we drove to Wayland to find the house I lived in when I was 9. Why is it I can't remember my best friend's husband's name, but I can remember the address of a house I only lived in for a year in 1964? It looked a lot smaller than I remembered, but the woods around it were just as beautiful.



We walked around Walden Pond,


then spent the rest of the day at Minute Man National Historical Park. There were some living history demonstrations like this Minute Man demonstrating how a musket worked.

The weather was lovely and cool--typical New England autumn. We had a lovely trip.

Oh, and I finished a pair of socks on the plane--woohoo!

3 comments:

Jeanne said...

Sounds like a great trip! I'm going to Boston in December so thanks for all the links! Great socks too...love the colors

Angela said...

I used to live in Waltham and worked in Boston. I loved going to Windsor Button on my lunch break! What a great time of year to visit.

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

Love your photos! I miss New England in the fall so much. We did many of those things on our last trip there- I even remember that house you showed. I grew up in Burlington Mass- my hubby's family still lives there so we visit often. Great finish on those socks!