Saturday/Sunday - July 31/Aug 1/10

Kelly & Pat got up early and went for one last walk on the beach before heading for home while Nan & I decided to catch a bit more sleep.

We were on the road about 9:30 and had a good trip home. We stopped in Portsmouth and I bought John an iPad, nice to buy it there with no taxes!

On the way home we stopped at Quechee Gorge and the girls & Pat walked down into the gorge while I stayed up and walked over the bridge to see it. They said there was quite a steep climb up and down and with my knee giving me grief we figured it was better for me stay up on terra firma.

We stopped and took pictures of this old covered bridge.

We stopped Saturday night near Saratota Springs, NY then on home on Sunday. Serita picked Pat up at Limeridge Mall in Hamilton, which saved us about an hour’s driving time by not having to go into Brantford, then we arrived back at Nan’s in Bolton about 5:30. John was already there, as well as Tim & Derrick to pick up Kel and Carl, bless him, had dinner ready for all of us – yummy chicken, sausage, potatoes, salad etc. It was nice to have a home cooked meal again!

As soon as we ate John & I headed for home, arriving about 11:30, it was so nice to sleep in my own bed again!!

We had a great trip and I think we all enjoyed it and I can’t imagine anyone would say we didn’t do enough shopping!!! A very nice summer holiday!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Today was another sunny, warm day – a great day for our visit to Boston. We were up at 6 a.m. to be at the Amtrak station to catch the 8:15 train to Boston. It was a good ride in and we got there about 10:15 and had to be back at the station to catch the 5:40 train back to Saco.

We picked up a trolley tour and did pretty well the whole tour of Boston before getting off to do a harbour cruise. After the cruise we walked over to Faneuil Hall and stopped for a bowl of yummy clam chowder for lunch, then walked to the Statute of Paul Revere and toured the Old North Church, then on past Paul Revere’s House to a pick up stop to get back on the trolley and back to the train station.

It was interesting to see the planes flying into Logan Airport, which is the only airport in the heart of a city. They were very low flying in over the harbour.

I will let the pictures show what we saw.

All in all it was another great day but very tiring. (Kel & Nan on the train home!!)

We got back to the hotel, ordered pizza for dinner, ate and pretty well crashed.

And so ends a great gift of a day and we look forward to another great day tomorrow.