At the Auto Museum

At the Auto Museum

Many, many years ago, David and I went to the Larz Anderson Auto Museum. We weren’t terribly impressed, but that may have been partly because neither of us is particularly in to cars. Last weekend our friends Tan and Susie…

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

A few people have recommended the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum to us. Huh? A museum of pumping water? But it was great. Yen left his camera in the car and regretted it. I think we’ll be going back again, surely when…

The Concord Museum

The Concord Museum

Mom visited us this weekend, and we wanted an outing for Sunday that was unique, but not so big that it would overwhelm Linus. We ended up going to the Concord Museum. They have all kinds of artifacts from the…

Winter of 2015

Winter of 2015

I’ve ranted quite a bit about this winter, and posted a few shots here and there. Given that we’ve officially broken the record for total snowfall this year, I thought I would do a full post on it. What’s incredible…

Linus Goes to Sedona

Linus Goes to Sedona

When we last left our hero, he was leaving Vegas and headed for Sedona. We got into Phoenix at 1:00, and originally planned to stop at the zoo before heading north. But after we’d gotten the rental car and loaded…

Linus - Week 23 (and Las Vegas!)

Linus – Week 23 (and Las Vegas!)

At week 23, Linus was resting up for before a big adventure. He’s getting very interested in activity centers, and toys that move somehow. He really likes turning knobs and banging things. Friday morning we all packed up our bags…

Linus - Week 21

Linus – Week 21

Wow, week 21? How is that possible? Yen and I talk often about how short a time, really, it’s been since we’ve known this little guy. At the same time, he’s such an important piece of our lives that we…

New England Aquarium

New England Aquarium

I completely forgot to tell you we went to the Aquarium again a couple of weeks ago. Remember when we went to corporate night and it was totally deserted and we ate dinner with the penguins? This trip wasn’t much…

Bear Butte Mountain and Museum of Geology

Bear Butte Mountain and Museum of Geology

We decided to go to Bear Butte in order to settle a disagreement. I said we’d been there before, and Dad was certain we hadn’t. I couldn’t find any photographic evidence on this blog, so there was really nothing to…

Devils Tower, Spearfish Canyon, and Rapid City

Devils Tower, Spearfish Canyon, and Rapid City

Before I begin, a word about punctuation. It should be “Devil’s Tower,” of course. But when you go into the visitor center, there’s a big note about dropping the apostrophe at some point in history. So if that’s their style,…

Custer State Park and Mammoth Site

Custer State Park and Mammoth Site

Our second morning in South Dakota, we hopped out of bed, had our healthy breakfast at Aunt Joyce’s house, and headed up to see whether we could beat the crowd to Mt. Rushmore. We took lots of combinations of family…

Badlands and Wall Drug

Badlands and Wall Drug

The last few times we visited South Dakota, we happened to go during the Sturgis bike rally. This time we planned more carefully to avoid it, but also to finally experience weather other than 102 degrees in the Badlands. It…

Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

This walk is our standard one when we don’t have time to go very far – usually we tackle it close to sunset when we have just a little more energy left and need to get it out. It’s only…

Borderland State Park

Borderland State Park

This one is from a few weeks ago. Sorry for the delay! The weather is finally getting nice. Not a lot of leaves yet in this series, but it was nice to be outside. Not pictured in this post is…

Worcester Art Museum

Worcester Art Museum

We’ve had a long stretch of bad weekend weather, but yesterday Yen finally reached his limit of puttering around the house. We took ourselves to the Worcester Art Museum. It turned out to be the absolute wrong day to go,…