Oh my! It has been a while since I have visited this space, and there really isn’t any reason for my absence. I have countless “draft posts” but none seemed to actually make it as far as the “publish” button, and many have since been deleted…a post entitled “The garden – early June” just doesn’t seem right in early July…
Never mind. Back I am, and fresh from a week-long trip to New England. Mausi’s papa had a conference in Boston the beginning of last week, and so we thought it the perfect family holiday. We left our home at 10pm on Saturday night and by dawn on Sunday morning Maus was scootering at a rest-stop somewhere in Massachusetts…
As we couldn’t check into our place until later on in the afternoon, we headed first to Harvard to have a look around. Such beautiful old buildings, and so much history. It was a wonderful spot to rest a little after the long drive.
Boston was a great deal of fun, even in the heat. The 3 hottest days this summer were the ones we spent wandering the streets of Boston! While Papa was at work we checked out the New England Aquarium, and the Boston Children’s Museum (possibly one of the most amazing places for kids that I have seen!)…and with Papa we visited the Public Gardens and said hello to Mrs. Mallard.
The day we left Boston was the day the heat broke…of course. And we headed up to Camden, Maine in the rain. It was so cool and wet in fact that we decided to forgo visiting any beaches along the way, and thought we would save that for another trip entirely. Our little guest cottage, found on airbnb, was absolutely delightful. And although the weather outside was somewhat miserable, our night was very comfy indeed.
From Maine we headed into Vermont and stayed at a family farm, also found on airbnb. Apart from Gracie the cow, the laying hens and the farm dog, Maus was enthralled by the hundreds of snails she found in the grass.
And promptly proceeded to collect a handful.
We left Vermont at 7 pm after supper and arrived home at just before 5 am the next morning.
The tiredness resulting from a night drive with 2 sleeping children is really a very small sacrifice in comparison to having to do a 10 hour drive with small children awake! A whirlwind trip, and a fair amount of driving, but we thoroughly enjoyed our week in New England!
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