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…

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…

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

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)

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…

More Vancouver

Ah ha! Remember the floating gas station I found so amusing? Now that I’ve switched hotels, I can see it from my window. This one’s from yesterday too. I really did intend to spend the day at the anthropology museum,…

Vancouver (3)

A few photos from today’s drive to Lillooet and back. I planned to go farther, but Lillooet was under a fire evacuation warning, so I thought I shouldn’t get trapped away from my hotel. The photos don’t even come close…

Vancouver (second day)

Notes from today in no particular order: People here really do make do with the weather. Despite a very fine drizzle and clouds so dense you couldn’t see the Lions Gate Bridge up above us, Stanley Park was crawling with…

I don’t know what it is about the Boston/Toronto route, but that plane had more small children on it than I ever thought possible. The screaming! The kicking! When you check in online now, there are all kinds of options….

West to South Dakota

We went again to South Dakota this year. Mom has a class all summer, so she wasn’t able to come along. Let’s get right to the meat, no chatting: Here’s an elk. Right along I-90, just outside the Teddy Roosevelt…