Jack o’ Lantern Spooktacular

We went to the Jack o’Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Zoo last night. Oh, wait. Let me back up. First we ate macaroni and cheese at the Red Fez. Yum-o. But the pumpkins. I remember there being more of them…

Playing Tourist with My Aunt: Rhode Island

Last day of being a tourist (which is to say, last day of company and last day of not working—sigh). The consolation was a very pretty day with clear blue skies and a steady temperature around 50. We started with…

Playing Tourist with My Aunt: Cape Ann

I had to work this morning, so after a delicious breakfast at Henrietta’s Table, I sent Gail off to watch the boats on the Charles and then check out the glass flowers at the Harvard Natural History Museum. Today she…

Playing Tourist with My Aunt: New Hampshire and Vermont

After I wasted a ton of time working like a sucker this morning on my vacation day, we headed up 93 to NH. And lo! There was snow. That was hereish. It wasn’t all that cold (about 40), but all…

Playing Tourist with My Aunt: Boston

You’ll notice the singular in the title (tourist). That’s because I abandoned Gail today and went to work like the sucker that I am. I won’t bore you by telling you I was in a data model meeting. Gail took…

Playing Tourist with My Aunt: Maine

Playing Tourist with My Aunt: Maine

I know I promised a full report on the Topsfield Fair, but Tanya ruined everything. She ended up staying in western MA too long and decided not to join us today, and I decided that was a good reason to…

The Big E (belated)

The Big E (belated)

I’ve had my camera stuffed away and haven’t downloaded in nearly a month, which means this report on The Big E comes too late for you to go see for yourself. I’m sad to report that, in my estimation, you’re…

Sheep Shearing Festival

Sheep Shearing Festival

Saturday I attended a sheep shearing festival at Gore Place over in Waltham. The weather was just incredible, and I really should have worn sunscreen. It wouldn’t be a proper sheep-related event without a Border Collie demonstration, now would it?…

Fenway

Fenway

My uncle was in town over Labor Day, and wanted to see Fenway. I’m not much of a baseball fan (as I’m sure you must know…), but I wanted to play the gracious hostess. Well. I was absolutely shocked by…

Shaker Village

Shaker Village

The weather was too nice for indoor activities yesterday, so we headed up 93 to the Canterbury Shaker Village. There’s a little restaurant up there now with very tasty, simple food, and they’ve just opened an exhibit on Shakers in…