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Monday, June 27, 2011

Travel Notes: Boston and Around

I'm amazed at how much traveling I've done these past two months!  My trip to Boston and the surrounding areas seems like ages ago after my trip to Europe but I thought I 'd share with you some of the places there that I visited...

...like the Boston Convention Center (where my hubby and I attended a conference)...

...the beautiful campus of Harvard University (established in 1636)...

...Abbot Hall in Marblehead which houses the famous painting...

 "The Spirit of 76" by Archibald Willard commemorating U.S. independence...

...the House of the Seven Gables, in Salem, Massachusetts, a National Historic Landmark District, which inspired the setting and title of Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1851 novel "The House of the Seven Gables"...
...and Gloucester, a popular summer destination on Cape Ann. 
If we had the time, I would have wanted to go on one of the whale watching tours they were offering there.

A lot of boats, my Dad would love it here!

We visited Essex and although there are a lot of wonderful shops there, (Wikipedia says, "The town now boasts of being the municipality with the greatest number of antique shops per square mile in the US.") we only had time to stop by the White Elephant Shop

I bought some old and not so old books for only $1 each (I posted some of them for the What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday post after I got back).  Have you noticed how I often come home with old books?

The views in Rockport...

...and Ogunquit, Maine were wonderful...

And so was the lobster!

7 blog hugs:

martinealison said...

Très jolies photos qui illustrent parfaitement un séjour rempli de beaux et bons moments... une boîte à souvenir bien remplie!
Gros bisous ... pour le homard j'arrive et je vous prépare une bonne mayonnaise française.

Jingle said...

It looks like you hit some great spots while you were here! So glad you enjoyed your trip!!!

Graceful Moments said...

Love Ogunquit, ME! One of my favorite places on earth...well, Maine in general is one of my favorite places on earth! That lobster looks soooo good! Great photos...thanks for sharing and glad you had a good time!

sonya said...

Hi Peggy,
I would love to visit Europe! So glad that you are sharing your photos. That lobster is magnificent! I bet it was delicious.
Have a great week.
Hugs,
Sonya

Janine said...

This place at the sea looks beautiful

Sunny Carvalho said...

Hi, Peggy! My husband is from Boston. Thank you for your post. I felt like I had gone back for a visit! Can't wait to see your Eurpoe pictures.

Ohhh Snap said...

So many great photos! What a great trip :D. I was in Massachusetts the week before. Dropped by Salem, slept and hunted for sea glass in Rockport (I see you photographed Motif #1, according to the tourism info posted around town lol). And I heartily recommend Capt. Bill's for whalewatching.

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