After more driving, we spent some time in Salem, Mass, where we took very few photos. We visited the Massachusetts pirate museum, saw an awesome graveyard, saw memorials for all of the witch hangings (one of whom was named Elizabeth), and watched a video about Salem's trade port heyday (1776-1804). Onward to Maine!
(Blackbeard's pirate flag)
Friday, August 12, 2011
A short drive north, and we were in Boston. We took a train down to Boston Commons, where we rode the swan boats and rode the carousel. After an afternoon nap and/or swim at the pool, we met up with friends Jack and Dana, and Will and Melissa. Had a wonderful dinner at Publick House, highly recommended gourmet mac&cheese and great beer selection.
On Sunday after breakfast, we drove to cousin Bill Turley's house in Easton, PA. We went to a Museum, a playground, and to MusikFest, sort of a Comfest but with more polka music. The kids enjoyed playing with 3-year old Sharon, and Bill's wife Haixia was a gracious hostess. Thanks for the good times!
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
So, Historical Philadelphia was a quick endeavor. We learned there was a rebellion because they taxed the bejesus out of whiskey. Obviously, people took to arms! Trevor pooped out almost immediately, because, hey, that stuff is pretty boring when you're three. So we took a little wooden purple bus to the children's museum. And I am continuing to read Game of Thrones.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Today we began our epic conquest of the North Atlantic States with a journey from Columbus (6:30am) to Blackwood, NJ (just S of Philly, 4:30 pm). Obviously, we spent most of the day inside the new family truckster. Tomorrow: tour of Historic Philadelphia!