Always Good to See Family

Our final stop on our journey back to Boston was in New Hampshire to visit family again.

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The fall is certainly the best time to see all these areas of New England.

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We took another walk through the beautiful woods near their home. I love the old stone walls.

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Berkshires

The next stop on our journey was at Stockbridge, Massachusetts.  The Berkshires were beautiful driving through on the way.

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We got to the Norman Rockwell Museum just in time to view the wonderful artwork before it closed.

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The last time I was at the museum I actually met the man that posed as the little boy in this famous piece.

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Our friend, Sharon, works at the museum so we had arranged to go for dinner together.  The beautiful fall colors were evident everywhere.

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We had such a good time with our friend, but then had to bid farewell.

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In this Norman Rockwell classic, the same man that I met posed again as the little boy in the scene.

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Vermont In Bright Colors

We were pleased to find some pretty colors in Vermont as we continued to head West.  We were a little late for the most spectacular colors but still found some gorgeous spots.

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All the old churches are so pretty in these little villages.

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We saw lots of maple syrup everywhere we went, and I think Sarah bought some to take to Texas with her.

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Concord

After a couple of days in Boston we headed West to find more fall colors.

2014-10-18 13.36.22We stopped in Concord to see the historic site of the start of the Revolutionary War.

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We saw a statue of a soldier and then a real one who answered some of Paul’s questions.

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I enjoyed seeing this mother and baby resting by the river.

2014-10-18 13.27.48_500This is the Caesar Robbins House, near Old North Bridge, built by a former slave in the early 1800’s.

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Sarah was impressed by the huge leaves that had fallen in the area.

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Then we had a great lunch at the 1716 Colonial Inn of Concord — I highly recommend it.

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Before leaving the area we stopped by Walden Pond, of course.

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Boston Again

Last fall Paul and I made another trip to Boston in order to see Sarah and the fall colors before she moved away.  We weren’t disappointed.

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She took us for a short walk along the river and the colors were beautiful.

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We stopped by her office at the Micheli Center, where she was working on 3-D motion analysis of baseball pitchers.

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We always love eating on the North End — where the Italian food is so good!

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Even More Great Links

Our friends at Compassion Canada also have some great blog posts I’d encourage you to check out here:

Fishing for Change

Women Helping Women

Faith Through Fire

The Earthquake in Haiti:  Snapshots of One Boy’s Story

Fighting For Freedom