Monday, July 02, 2012

Whirlwind

Walking along The Freedom Trail, spending time playing in water at a famous pond in Concord and driving encompassed our weekend. Today the kiddos and I are winding down after a glorious, whirlwind trip to Boston.

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  1. i loved boston! great pictures. looks like such a great time.

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  2. awww, miss aine looks so sweet with her hat ;-)

    and because i'm nosy: in your last pic is that an llbean bag i see? i have several large and xlarge but was thinking of getting a small or medium to tote around my wallet, phone, cloth dipes, wet bag, a book...curious to know if you like yours and what size it is. and did you get the long handles?

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    1. It IS an LL Bean bag. I was just telling Dave that I may need a new one. The handles are coming apart although the bag is fine. I have had it for years. Love it. I think it is the larger size, but I use it as a purse, kid bag, tote, everything bag. I measured it and compared to the website. Doesn't really match either medium or large. Hmmm...It is also the zipper one.

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    2. Oh, and it does have the longer handles.

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    3. Based on the photos on the llbean site, I would say medium. How is that for a crazy reply??

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    4. sounds about like a reply i would give ;-) i love my large and xlarge bags, i think i just need to make a decision. i'm usually good at making decisions except when it comes to bags ;-)

      thank you ma'am!

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  3. How fun, I would love to visit one day!

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  4. Looks like a really fun trip- you lucky duck!- Boston is my favorite city- used to live an hour north, Newburyport.
    I love your knits- color and pattern can't wait to see it finished.

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  5. I'm nosy too! I just googled LL Bean to look at the bags!

    I've seen bits of Boston in lots of old movies it looks like such a lovely old town to visit. It always make me think of Little Women when I hear of Boston or Concord. The pond looks so serene...no wonder Thoreau was such a laid back guy. Lovely.

    Are those little plant in the photo fourth from the bottom real? They look ceramic, very unusual...

    Wow you are getting so much knitting done...It must be really fulfilling.

    Enjoy the rest of the week hope it's as much fun.
    Deb

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    1. Boston is truly a beautiful city. Dave and I both commented on it. Walden is very serene. There were people swimming across the lake and others with newspapers sitting along the edge at different spots. Very lovely. We walked throughout the woods and I could see why he lived there. Of course, I am now on a Thoreau spurt trying to get many of his works to read.

      The plants are real. They are Indian Pipe. Very unusual looking. http://uswildflowers.com/detail.php?SName=Monotropa%20uniflora

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  6. My brother was stationed in Boston and I never got to go visit, but he loved it! And from the looks of these pictures I can see why. Thanks for sharing your travels with us... so fun to come along with you. (What is that in the 7th picture??)

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    1. A glass Harmonica. She played requests and let the kiddos turn it. We saw a version that Benjamin Franklin invented while in PA. Here is some info : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass_harmonica

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  7. So fun! My sister went to Boston College for 4 years and I loved visiting and remember driving in the city was crazy.

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