I think my blogging mojo is dwindling a little. I'm just totally distracted by my second job, which is taking up boatloads of my time and mental energy. But, I still enjoy sharing pictures when I have them, so here are a few.
My parents came for Columbus Day weekend. Looking back over my pictures I realized we did a lot of what I enjoy doing most with my parents: hanging out near the water. The first day, we took the ferry from Quincy into Boston and enjoyed great Italian food in the North End.
The next day we visited the JFK museum, also near the water. I've been here over two years and drive past it every day on my way to work, but have never been. It's definitely worth a visit. Then we picked Matt up from the airport and headed over to the Charles River for a very upscale Italian wine, cheese, bread, and salami picnic at a picnic table we snagged at the MIT boathouse. It was so ritzy of us, dining with the Boston skyline and the Charles as our backdrop.
Then finally, the last day we headed up to New Hampshire to take a long awaited boat ride on Squam Lake. Squam Lake served as the set for On Golden Pond, a movie about, well, living on a lake. It's one of my mom's favorites. Below you can just barely see through the trees to the cabin they used for the movie. Okay, maybe not. But it's through that clearing.
And a couple more shots of the lake, looking north towards the White Mountains. And the next shows one of the 30 islands on the lake.
This weekend I got a couple more fall walks in. Saturday with Lori at Middlesex Fells, which is in the northern suburbs. Never been there either and it was definitely worth a trip on a crisp fall day. Lots of time for talking and unwinding after an overly stressful week.
Then today Matt and I stopped off for a walk in the woods at Wompatuck State Park in the south shore. Ahh, fall. One of the best times of year.
Okay, now back to regular life...making dinner, putting away clothes, and preparing for yet another sociology class. Have a good week.