Randy and I just got home from a short trip to Boston, and we had a great time. Highlights included a whale watching cruise (where we saw two mother humpback whales and their calves, plus a couple of minke whales), touring the USS Constitution, and eating amazing amounts of food (Randy–seafood, me–salads, pastas, and sandwiches). We walked miles and miles every day, which was a good thing.
We loved seeing the things that make a city distinct. For instance, wandering around on beautiful nights, we saw that most of the restaurants had their entire front sides open, so that from inside the restaurant to the front patio was all just one continuous place.
We heard fewer strong accents and more politeness than stereotypes led us to expect. And I didn’t do any work on the trip except for some emails trying to keep projects going. I did do some research I’ll use in various assessment passages in the coming year, I hope.
In between our adventures, we were on the phone a lot to medical-type people back home, but that was ok. We had planned and paid for this little jaunt before our current spate of medical issues, and we thought we were going to have to cancel altogether. So we felt very lucky to be able to go and escape things for 3 days.
Pictures to come soon. First, a few days getting caught up on everything back home!