Saturday, May 26, 2012

Massachusetts

While we won't be moving into our house for a few more weeks still, we have been keeping busy. 

Our first weekend here in our new state we had a great time walking the Freedom Trail in Boston.  I have no idea what happened to my pictures from that adventure, but I highly recommend the historical walk.  It was a lot of fun for our whole family.

Last weekend the kids were begging to see the beach, so on Sunday after church we took a drive up to the New Hampshire coast to Hampton Beach and waded in the freezing cold surf.

Ethan found a large crab in the tide.


 Today my car finally arrived from Los Angeles.  Apparently even when you tell the car company that you have a Yukon XL, they like to leave the XL part off of their write up, so the car doesn't actually fit on any trucks that are driving across the company and has to languish in NM for five days (on top of the 11 days it took to transport) Oy.

 Today we also drove to Salem and walked around.  It is a fun little town, with of course many things to see devoted to witches.  We only ended up going in one museum, which was the Salem Wax Museum.  I expected a little more from it, but I did find what they had to be interesting.  The history of that time is so stunning in the inhumanity that many of the townspeople showed to each other.
We walked down to the water and then to the House of the Seven Gables.  I haven't read this book yet, but I want to now.

This little house was across the street, and I think it is so cute!

Hopefully on Monday we can find a Memorial Day parade to attend, maybe up in Cape Ann, which is a coastal area with quaint little towns to visit.

One more pic for my sentimental self.


What did you do this weekend? 

5 comments:

Roxanne said...

What fun new places to visit! I hope you love it there. (We put in our garden this weekend.)

stephanie said...

hooray! you're blogging! glad to see pictures from your latest adventures. we miss you guys!

ellen said...

I went to one of my favorite antique shops in Templeton (not far from where you'll live). I found something I've been looking for! And I went to Kelly's Roast Beef on Revere Beach for dinner. You have to eat outside when it's 82 degrees at night!

Jenny said...

it's wonderful to see a little of what you are doing! what adventures! miss you all!

Barbara said...

Steph was rightHooray you are blogging again. What a great place to be and so glad you have had time to explore and see some historical spots before you have to unpack and get busy with all of the moving in stuff. Loved seeing you before you left and hopefully we will see you again sometime.
Miss you all and love you much!