Sunday, July 8, 2012

Summertime Fun

Independence Day has come and gone. We spent the day preparing to leave for a short visit to Boston, but made time to eat some delicious grilled meats and all the trimmings with some family. I will go back to work in 3 days until next summer when I will have a few weeks off. Don't feel too sorry for me, because I do have holidays when the students are not in school, so it makes for a great job.

We spent hours walking all over Boston. Up and down streets, stairs, escalators, traveled by car, plane, bus, taxi, subway train, and ferry in 3 short days. We saw so much beautiful architecture, shopped, admired the gardens of Boston, visited churches, historical sites, and it all climaxed with a classic baseball game at Fenway Park between the Red Sox and the New York Yankees. We took our youngest son, Connor, and his girlfriend, Lea Anna. Enjoy the photos to see what our summer memories look like.
                 This patriotic scene was taken at the Boston Public Library. It is a beautiful structure inside and out.

The ceiling on the second floor hallway is a work of art in itself.

What a perfect example of what a library should be like-lots of natural light and lots of books!

Mahi Mahi Spicy Tacoes from SkipJack's were so deliciously fresh and the mango salsa-yum!

The Charlton from Mike and Patty's-made fresh to order: cheese, bacon, tomatoes, and collards.
Just right for a Southern girl eating breakfast in south Boston!


The Boston Public Gardens have been giving Swan Boat rides for over 100 years. This was fun...and CHEAP!

Trinity Church is amazingly kept.

On the Long Wharf Ferry in some very windy weather...great fun seeing the harbor close up.

Getting to see historical sights that are over 200 years old makes us appreciate our country even more.
We visited the USS Constitution at the Charlestown Naval Yard.

Red Sox vs. Yankees
The saga continues...

A perfect ending to a great long week-end...Red Sox win over the Yankees 9-6!

We made it back home to Mississippi safely, which is quite a blessing. The sun was not shining when we arrived in Mobile at the airport, and it was only 80 degrees, but the humidity was in full force. I have enjoyed the past few days basking in the sunshine of the northeast. We may have different accents, and different ideas, but we are all Americans, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. My prayer is that this never changes. Blessings to you and yours.


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  1. It looks like you had so much fun!! I love Boston! I would love to take Seth to a Red Sox game. I'm so glad you are having a good summer! I will see you soon :-)

  2. It was a blast, Lisa. Thought of Seth. He would love Fenway!

  3. Becky, I just love this post. I feel like I just got to go on a little mini-vacation! Thanks for your 4th of July thoughts too. Sweet.

    Thanks for coming by Quirky Vistas and leaving me a comment about the painted bottles. I hope you try it. I think you'll be very happy with them. If you do, make sure to go to my post where I give an update on them and a tip about paint choices. I'm still working on mine. I'm making quite a few and the look is coming out really nice.

    1. Surely will check that out, Liz...hope to try the bottles tonight in my quiet time. Glad you enjoyed my post. :)