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25th September 2010

Swallows YouTube Video...
For those that would like to see what we are talking about the swallows here's a YouTube video of what we experienced. It's about five minutes long, but, the ending is great: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo4lk2CFjZc
From Blog: Days 21-22
22nd September 2010

Re: Why
Hi Val, I think it is because Longfellow never wrote a poem about him..."Listen my children and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere..." who actually didn't make the ride. He was caught by the British, drug off his horse and made to walk home. But, Revere was a good rhyming name and Revere and Longfellow were cousins. Who you know has always been important....Capt. Jones died shortly after his trip in 1620 and we do not know what happened with the Mayflower. History gets more and more interesting.
From Blog: Days 19 & 20
22nd September 2010

Re: Why
Hi Val, I think it is because Longfellow never wrote a poem about him..."Listen my children and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere..." who actually didn't make the ride. He was caught by the British, drug off his horse and made to walk home. But, Revere was a good rhyming name and Revere and Longfellow were cousins. Who you know has always been important....Capt. Jones died shortly after his trip in 1620 and we do not know what happened with the Mayflower. History gets more and more interesting.
From Blog: Days 19 & 20
22nd September 2010

Re: Day
Good morning, Richard. History Overload is expected to reach maximum levels quite soon...but we have a visit to the Connecticut River for bird watching to settle our frayed receptors.
From Blog: Days 19 & 20
22nd September 2010

Day
Thanks for another delightful day! If you have history overload already, as you mentioned the other day, what are you going to do at Gettysburg, Williamsburg, Monticello and Washington DC?
From Blog: Days 19 & 20
22nd September 2010

Why?
So we give Colombus a holiday, but not Captain Christopher Jones??? These things really make me scratch my head...
From Blog: Days 19 & 20
20th September 2010

Small things
Yes, it's pretty startling how small those traveling ships were from the 16th anf 17th centuries. There was a full-scale replica of Francis Drake's Golden Hind built a number of years ago, and it was sailed from Dover to SF Bay. (It was also used in the mini-series "Shogun.") Walloon is one of the languages of Southern Belgiumg/Northern France, and people from that area were also referred to as "Walloons." Nice that you are getting to experience so much living history. John would have towered over quite a few people in the day.
From Blog: Day 18
19th September 2010

Re: Hingham
Jennifer they will just have to get over their fear of tall people: I could live in Hingham. People seemed happy and not afraid of Californians-some people seem to be. We're foreigners, to everyone.
From Blog: Day 17
19th September 2010

RE: Crazy Weather
Cousin Richard, you know next time I am packing for the East Coast I will write to you for tips: ie: do not bring warm weather clothes, or actually maybe you should. Today was beautiful--a perfect day, though a tad humid, for exploring Plimouth Plantation.
From Blog: Day 16
19th September 2010

Beyond Boston
I have a college friend who has lived in many small towns in Massachusetts, Hingham among them. Some of the places she and her husband have lived were rustic, tiny, and discriminated against people taller than 5'8." She is currently in Wenham. How nice that you were able to connect with your cousin!
From Blog: Day 17
19th September 2010

Crazy weather
The weather you describe isn't so unusual for the East this time of year. There's a battle between the warm, moist low pressure areas from the South and the cold, dry Canadian highs from the Northwest, and the weather depends on how they interact right over your head. Then, this time of year there is the occasional hurricane remnant with sustained high winds and torrential rain. Lovely!
From Blog: Day 16
18th September 2010

Re: Mathers
Marilyn, it is a beautiful little church. We took more pictures than we posted on the blog, so when we return home, please send me an email to remind me to send them to you. I did sit in one of the pews. It was an interesting site to know that one would be below and the minister would be up in the pulpit so high above you. Too much to see in Boston in two days. We shall have to return some day. (See! I AM writing to you!)
From Blog: Day 16
18th September 2010

Mathers
I was glad you had the photo of the church where Increase and Cotton Mather preached as it reawakened my desire to know more about my Mather ancestors. Yes, on Mother's side I am descended from the Mathers, but not those two as they have no descendants alive today. I am descended from Increase's brother, Timothy, the one of 6 brothers who did not become a minister. He is called the Mather Farmer. I knew their names but did not know how Increase and Cotton figured in, so now with the help of my information and the internet, I know much more.
From Blog: Day 16
17th September 2010

Four nights in Cape Cod? You'll run out of new places to eat!
From Blog: Day 15
15th September 2010

The 60's
Remember what Grace Slick says....if you remember the 60's you weren't there! You guy's look like your enjoying your vacation...rock on!
From Blog: Day 7
15th September 2010

John - Please overnight me a lobster roll. I hear they're delicious, and I'm feeling quite peckish. You both look so cute with your respective beers and boats! Love you bunches!
From Blog: Day 12
14th September 2010

Bar Harbor
Spent a week there about 26 summers ago. Lovely place. Wonderful lobster and halibut available locally. Lobster shacks everywhere. And yes, lots of blueberries put to many culinary uses. Sounds like you already have the basis of another trip.
From Blog: Day 12
14th September 2010

Friends in Bar Harbor
If you see a young couple strolling around Bar Harbor, the woman with thick long blond hair, the man with a slight brown beard ask if they could be Tina and Ryan. They are there celebrating their first anniversary. Wonderful people. Have known Tina since she was 3 years old--great family. They live here. How can you continue to lose weight with all that gourmet food you are eating?
From Blog: Day 12
14th September 2010

Great!
What fun to "travel" along with you! I'm enjoying every entry after you sent some help in viewing your blogs. Anxious to see you! I leave for Oregon on Friday. Joyce
From Blog: Day 12
13th September 2010

John in Heaven
I would love to be in all of New England right now, but the Wine Cavern looks the best! :)
From Blog: Day 10
13th September 2010

Mystery Building
The part with the apex roof looks like it might have been a church at one time, and the rest was an ancillary building. Either that or it was some sort of meeting hall. definitely has/had a fireplace
From Blog: Day 11
13th September 2010

Weather
So far the average high in September has been almost 30 degrees cooler than in August. Don't know what to expect when you get here--hopefully not Igor which is forming in the Atlantic.
From Blog: Day 11
13th September 2010

I think I may have been born on the wrong coast
Wow! How beautiful!!! And while i AM referring to the pictures of Vermont and new Hampshire, i DO think the lime green snowsuit would be just the ticket.....
From Blog: Day 11
13th September 2010

Teasing
OK, you've made me homesick for my family in the Hamptoms. Booked a flight today to attend my cousins wedding in October. Then driving into New York City to meet an old boyfriend and his wife for some fun...Then maybe a drive to Province Town... So enjoying your blogging, and quit making hungry :))
From Blog: Day 11
13th September 2010

BlueBird Tavern
is located in Burlington, cheek by jowl to Winooski, VT.....Double YUM 1
From Blog: Day 10

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