Category: travel

A certain view

Without fail, each time we spend more than a day in another place, I have the desire to move there. The highlight reel: I’ve opined about living in Pacifica and Monterey; Ipswich, Chatham, and Gloucester; Boulder and Nederland; Philadelphia, New York City, and Seattle. But Maine. That’s where I really sink my teeth in. Trulia

Continue reading

Brimfield Antique and Collectibles Show, 2016

Back when we were dating, my husband and I first went to the Brimfield Antique and Collectibles show. We spent hours strolling up and down the street and in and out of the tents looking for things that “spoke” to us. We acquired an enormous porcelain industrial glove mold, an old glass hospital paper cup

Continue reading

Walden Pond

A great thing about living next to Concord (Massachusetts) is nonchalantly getting to take out-of-town visitors – with literary inclinations – to some pretty great local attractions. On an unseasonably warm and sunny Monday, we made an outing to Walden Pond and hiked the trail around the pond to find the original site of Henry David

Continue reading

A Plymouth Thanksgiving

We made the trek south for the annual Plymouth Thanksgiving parade.  It was freezing and we got there way too early, but once it got  underway it was worth the wait and cold. Photos of our summer trip to Plimoth Plantation are here.

Pilgrim’s Progress

Some out of state friends came to stay with us for five days and we became unofficial tour guides of Massachusetts, visiting the Freedom Trail and its nearby attractions, Harvard, MIT, the New England Aquarium, Crane Beach in Ipswich, taking a Duck Tour, and a trip to Plymouth to see Plimoth Plantation and the Mayflower

Continue reading

A Boston Weekend

I spent the weekend in Boston as a tourist for the first time.  We cashed in hotel points from years of work-related travel and hunkered down at a Hyatt Regency with the kids.  Because temperatures were in the 90s and the humidity was obscenely high, most of the weekend was spent with fountain-soaked children in

Continue reading

Video Snacking

Adrift from Simon Christen on Vimeo. ~ I was fortunate enough to spend time in Marin with my family, watching the fog roll in over the hills and wanting to stay there forever. And then I remembered the cost of real estate and the local parental fad of withholding common childhood immunizations and knew it

Continue reading