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Our mini vacation

Our trip to Boston, MA

Our trip to Boston, MA

Our trip to Boston, MA

Our trip to Boston, MA

Our trip to Boston, MA

Do you remember the trip we took several weeks ago?
Well, we went to Massachusetts.
Marilyn’s daughter, Katie, had a four day choir event,
so the family decided to turn it into a mini vacation.
Hitty Penny and I tagged along.

Our second day in Massachusetts,
the choir group decided to head to Boston.
We bought our tickets to ride the T.
Our first stop was the bombing sight.
{a sad day in history}
There were hundreds of flowers, hats, sneakers and other items.
We also saw lots of “Boston Strong” signs.

After lunch, we walked part of the Freedom Trial.
There was so much to see,
but not enough time.

I hope our adventures take us back to that lovely city.

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Glencairn Museum

Today, I spent most of my day at Glencairn Museum and Bryn Athyn Cathedral.

I saw many examples of Medieval stain glass.
{100 year old reproductions & 15th century}

I had an amazing time!

If you’re in the area, you should take a tour through these spectacular historical buildings.

At Glencairn Museum

{Sorry for the blurry photo. Flash photography was not permitted.}

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A visit to Philadelphia

It’s wonderful to travel to different parts of the country we live in and even going abroad to discover history, but we should take notice of historical sites local to our area(s).  I don’t live far from Center City Philadelphia (PA).  The Westview Family decided to visit several local sites.  We went to the Constitution Center, walked to the visitors center, saw the Liberty Bell.  We even passed by China Town and ate at the Reading Terminal Market.

Go out and enjoy the history in your area!

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Stockbridge

This weekend, several of my sisters and I went to Stockbridge, Massachusetts to visit ancestor Hitty.

Friday:

After lunch, I decided to go for a nature walk.

Around 3:30 pm, we went to The Stockbridge Library to register for the Hitty event.

A town tour was on the agenda.

A brief visit to Rachel Field’s grave.

Saturday:

We sat through several lectures and did a bit of shopping.

New friends were made.

The long awaited tea gathering with ancestor Hitty.

A train ride was last on the agenda.

We drove to the Stockbridge train station.

Then we boarded a bus to take us to the Lenox train station.

After a bumpy ride, we arrived at the Lenox Train Station.

{BTW, I’d like to introduce you to my newest sister, Magnolia.}

Looking out the window was so exciting.

I was tickled pink to finally meet Hitty Jean.

Several of us opted for window seats.

{sorry for the blurry picture, the train was moving}

Sunday:

We went to The Norman Rockwell Museum.

It was a weekend filled with many wonderful memories!

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I’m back…

Last month the Westview Family vacationed at Williamsburg, VA.  I accompanied them.  I stayed at the hotel during their outings to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA.  I was fortunate enough to roam around Historical Williamsburg.

During the historical building tours the young Westview boy constantly complained of thirst.  I felt a bit sorry for him since it was extremely hot and humid and he was not allow to drink indoors.  I wonder if he felt as stiff as I did.

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a day trip…

…to Washington DC. 

Marilyn and the rest of the family (except the doggie) went to our nation’s capital, this Saturday, to do a little sight-seeing and visit with family.  I was the fortunate Hitty to tag along.  I spent most of our trip in her over stuffed handbag, but I was able to admire some amazing architecture from afar.  Here’s my favorite…

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william penn summer home…

Yesterday, I went to Pennsbury Manor with a group of homeschoolers.  If you’re in the area and would like to visit as well, you can find more information here

Now, I would like to share my photographic journal of our trip.

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all of the above pictures were taken on location.

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