Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Wet Welcome to New England

We were all raring to go at 7:30 am as we stepped off our red-eye special at Logan Airport. Our welcome by the shuttle driver included a warning that there are Dunkin Donuts on every corner--Indeed there are! though we passed about 20 of them up to find the familiar McDs for a start to our soggy day. Maybe Boston wanted to welcome some Northwesterners with a cold wet day. We meandered up the back roads in our rental car (all roads in New England meander) to the Salem area and took a drive-by gander at Gordon College. We were allowed a morning check-in at our motel, then headed to Lexington and Concord for some history lessons. We dashed out of the car at each site to catch a glimpse before we got soaked. Calvin was particularly interested as the Concord area is rich in literary history. On our way home we stopped at Harvard and strolled the grounds and checked out the bookstore. The day was topped off with a trip to Legal Seafoods, a New England classic.

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