JFK Presidential Library

2015-10-31T09:48:34-07:00October 17th, 2015|Massachusetts|

Can you believe the JFK Presidential Library didn't open until 1979?  It was delayed due to so many things - JFK's assassination in 1963 followed by RFK's assassination in 1968.  Lyndon Johnson built his in [...]

Harvard and Boston Public Library

2017-09-14T09:48:48-07:00October 16th, 2015|Massachusetts|

Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States, established in 1636 by Massachusetts Bay Colony.  Named after the college's first benefactor, minister John Harvard, who upon his death in 1638 left [...]

On Walden Pond

2015-10-26T13:57:15-07:00October 14th, 2015|Massachusetts|

We had a wonderful stay in Wellesley, MA with our friends, the Bedi's.  Walden Pond is in Concord, right around the corner from their house!  On a beautiful clear fall day, we had a nice [...]

Witching it up in Salem, MA

2015-10-21T18:30:25-07:00October 13th, 2015|Massachusetts|

Salem was a bucket list destination for me.  One of my ancestors, Lydia Gilbert, was hung in Connecticut in 1654, well before the Salem witch trials of 1692.  Very sad, as she obviously had children. [...]

Boston Sights

2017-09-14T09:49:22-07:00April 27th, 2011|Massachusetts|

Completed in 1851, this jail housed some of Boston's most notorious criminals, and is now a luxury hotel. Mike says he never slept better!Patriot's Day reenactment of the midnight ride of Paul Revere-by one of his descendants!  To quote [...]

Boston – Day @ Fenway

2017-09-14T09:49:22-07:00April 27th, 2011|Massachusetts|

The "Green Monster" - that huge left field wall,the highest among major league ballparks.While it prevents home runs, it creates "Wallball Doubles".  Next year, Fenwayturns 100 and will be a Nat'l Historic Landmark.Mike looking up to [...]

In Boston and in JAIL

2015-02-17T08:11:42-08:00May 26th, 2008|Massachusetts|

Breakfast at "Clink" restaurant at the Liberty Hotel in Boston, formerly the Charles St. Jail. Built in 1851, they just turned it into a hotel in 2007. A common offense at the time would [...]