Rocky Woods

Rocky Woods

Another weekend, another property down in the Trustees Challenge. This time we headed down to Medfield and Rocky Woods. It’s a surprisingly big property given its location smack in the middle of a town. Yen is still getting to know…

A Regular Sunday

A Regular Sunday

I was driving home Saturday afternoon and saw a herd (flock?) of turkeys standing in someone’s yard. I thought, “I wish turkeys would hang out in my yard!” I really should have wished to win the lottery. Sunday morning I…

Tully Lake

Tully Lake

I’m not ashamed to admit it: Saturday night I slept 13 hours. I went to bed at 9pm and woke up at 10:30am, confused beyond all belief. I had a shower, dressed, and sheepishly headed downstairs, to where Yen had…

Picnic at Moseley Woods

Picnic at Moseley Woods

Saturday we got together for a picnic at Moseley Woods. Yes, it was cold. Yes, some moms had actually reserved the shelter for a wee people’s Halloween party. But we didn’t let any of that stop us. Not pictured: banh…

Mount Watatic

Mount Watatic

Continuing our exploration of the Wapack Trail, we tackled the very bottom this weekend, Mt. Watatic. I’m going to rank this one #2 out of the site (Ted’s Trail to North Pack gets #1 status). It’s very short, not too…

North Pack Monadnock (Really)

North Pack Monadnock (Really)

Remember a few weeks ago when we tried to hike North Pack Monadnock and failed because of my poor direction-writing-down skills? Well, today we succeeded. And it was worth the extra effort to return to the area and find the…

Weir Hill and Bánh Xèo

Weir Hill and Bánh Xèo

What I didn’t mention in the previous post is what we did after we finished our outings: we ate bánh cuốn. This is one of Yen’s favorite dishes (he has a lot of “favorites” generally depending on what’s in front…

Long Hill

Long Hill

Saturday was a really beautiful day: blue sky, a little breeze, and temperature in the low 70s. We got up early, drove over to Arlington to pick up Yen’s mom, and headed to for the dunes walk at Crane Beach….

Bruins and Patriots (not that kind of Patriot...)

Bruins and Patriots (not that kind of Patriot…)

I don’t know if you know this, but Yen is a pretty big Bruins fan. He told me a few weeks ago that sometimes you can go into the rink where they practice and watch. I told him I’d absolutely…

Excursions

Excursions

Yen has been collecting random photos over the last few weeks. None has really been enough for a post on its own, so we’ve put together a post on these random excursions. The first excursion was to IKEA (not pictured)….

Battle Road

Battle Road

I’m not going to waste a lot of time with words in this post. Yen and I have taken to driving out to Concord and walking the Battle Road for our evening walk. It’s a beautiful little trail (as you’re…

New England Aquarium

New England Aquarium

Last night we went to Corporate Night at the New England Aquarium. We hadn’t been there since the big core tank was redone, so we were excited to do this. We were a little late, so we just caught the…

Field Trip to the Public Garden

Field Trip to the Public Garden

If it’s Spring, we’re going to the Public Garden – that’s just a fact. It happens every year, so you should be used to it by now. I confess I’ve been sitting on these photos all week, less because I…

In Which I Stand in Front of Many Trees

In Which I Stand in Front of Many Trees

We couldn’t stand being inside another minute now that nice weather is upon us, so we grabbed keys and camera and headed into Boston. First stop was in Dorchester for some banh mi (it’s been a while!). And since we…

Of Opus Dei, Instincts, and Tiffany Mosaics

Of Opus Dei, Instincts, and Tiffany Mosaics

The theory has been put forth – at different times by different people, none of whom are named Yen Tran – that I move through this world largely clueless about my surroundings. Or to be more precise, that I am…