Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sunday, July 08, 2007

The Leckrones vs. Boston
Chris' parents, Mike and Rhonda, and his sister Katie flew to Boston last Saturday and left today. We crammed a lot into the week - visited historical sites, hit several restaurants and enjoyed the beautiful weather. First stop on Sunday was, of course, the Granary Burial Grounds, resting place for such notable historical characters as Paul Revere, John Hancock and Sam Adams (pictured below). The Fourth of July festivities along the Freedom Trial also prompted some historical reenactments.

Chris spotted an advertisement for the Boston "Chowda" Festival and forced us to attend. After we paid an entrance fee, we sampled several restaurants' competition chowders, with no rules against seconds (or thirds). We stopped at MIT on the way home.
Monday, I worked, but everyone else drove to Portland, Maine for the day. That evening we boiled lobsters for a seafood feast.
On Tuesday, we drove to Falmouth on Cape Cod and hopped a ferry to Martha's Vineyard where we rented scooters and drove along the beach.
On July 4, we drove about 15 minutes to Lexington and Concord. For lunch, we grilled burgers, brats and shrimp kabobs and kicked back until fireworks started. We drove downtown at about 9:00, parked and battled our way through the crowds to a spot along the Charles River to watch the best fireworks display I've ever seen. We didn't get home until about midnight. Chris and I went back to work Thursday and Friday, but Saturday we toured the Sam Adams Brewery and the U.S.S. Constitution (a.k.a. Old Ironsides). We ate an incredible Italian meal in the North End that evening (butternut squash ravioli and pumpkin tortellini).

Chris and I are alone again but will be flying to Minnesota on Tuesday for Sean and Bonny's wedding festivities.


Blogger The Charlebois said...

You guys are so cute on your scooters. :)
And I love the beer for Greta!!

12:17 PM  

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