Monday, May 18, 2009

Whirlwind Trip

Part of the reason I wanted to move east was to travel.  Especially, to see Boston.  I had already been to DC and NY and I just knew I would also love Boston.  So, we finally got to go.  It was now or ... maybe never.  We drug our friends, the Stantons, along (or they drug us since we took their car and Steve drove most the time).  It was really fun.  And a lot really fast.  This first picture is Tyler's mission president and his wife.  He is currently the Boston temple president.  Its always nice to hear that your husband actually was a hard-working, well-behaved missionary.  (Although prior to going we all got briefed on what not to say).  They made us breakfast, let me use use their shower, and take a nap.  And the highlight of my morning may have been buying some long over-due larger-sized garments.   Oh ... my kidneys can function again!  (and my eyes are shut for just about half the pictures we took).

Boston Gardens

We don't really like the celtics.

We did visit historical sites.  This is old north church where Paul Revere hung the light.

This is Paul Revere's house.  (We did more than Paul Revere history ... I'm simply sparing ALL those pictures).

We got to visit my friend, Lindsey, at Harvard.  We also got to meet his really cute fiance, Stephanie.  For any Boise people anxious for gossip, I REALLY liked her.  She was great.  Also, I think I feel smarter just saying I know people who go to Harvard. 

Thanks to Marina's detective work, and Steve's gift to her about 1,000 things to see, we made it to the biggest antique flea market.  Its only held 3 weeks a year (or something like that).  It was massive ... and awesome.  So many cool old things.  If we get rich, I think we know a fun place to throw away money (better than Vegas, maybe?).
We then headed to Palmyra to check out the church history sites there.  It was pretty cool.  This is inside the Smith home.  We toured the sites and spent some time in the Sacred Grove, which was beatiful and awesome.  They gave us big umbrellas to carry around with us because of the on-and-off rain.  (In high school the BFC made a list of best places to be kissed.  I think my new number one is - in the sacred grove, light rain, big umbrella, with my husband.  TMI?)
We then went to Niagra Falls.  This thing is huge and awesome.  It was a little cold, but pretty awesome to see.

Thanks again Marina and Steve for running all around New England with us.  We had a lot of fun.  (And how many steps do you think we got in total?  80,000?)


Shawn AND Chelsey said...

How fun!!!

You don't even look pg yet! How far along are you???

RobinsonRugrats said...

Man, I didn't know that you guys were going to all of those fun places!! That is awesome that you are able to experience all of these great places together. I love the New England area!

Doug & Randi said...

Congrats on being Prego! That is so exciting! your trip looks super fun too... a lot "wetter" looking than here! :)

Anne B. said...

All I can say is I AM SO JEALOUS! And I now think you are even more cool because you know someone who is going to Harvard...

Anne B. said...

P.S. Is it really O.K. to KISS in the sacred grove?