Friday, May 16, 2014

Zara, Boston, Sudbury, Amherst and colonial roads in between.

Newberry St.(click to enlarge)
Boston parks, Newberry Street, colonial countrysides, old brick, family, family, and family are the take home images from our trip to Massachusettes. 

Late Wednesday, we arrived at Steve and Linda's house for a visit to catch up on everything.  

Public Garden
Thursday, we walked and walked around Boston:  Boston Common, Public Garden, Isabella Gardner Museum, Newberry Street.  We hung out long enough to meet the (travel weary) West Coast Friedlands for dinner on Newberry St.  

Friday we drove 1.5 hours with Sean and Daniele to rainy Amherst, with a stop for a great lunch with some of the others in Northampton.

Accosting Zara in Amherst
Celebrating Zara and Reilly’s graduation from U. Mass. Amherst got us driving through miles of rolling, woodsy roads through towns founded in the 1600s and 1700s.  Grand old houses and churches highlighted nearly every stretch. 

Lots of quality time with the Friedland gang: Saturday in Amherst for more ceremony and dinner.  Sunday brunch and croquet at the East Coast Friedland house. Lots of eating.  But, no Dunkin’ Doughnuts, despite their stores being everywhere. Lots of other eating.  Did I mention eating?
Garden in the Woods 
Daniele, Scott, Lori & Sean

Seeing all of the grads and families at the school was uplifting.  Lots of positive energy shooting out in all directions: accomplishment, pride, potential, joy. . . . I’d love to see more focus on these positive stories than the typical news of negativity.
Saturday Night Celebration in Amherst

deCordova Sculpture Garden
Concord, MA 

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May 7 - 12, 2014

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