Wings

What to do in Boston?

Okay, LJ Brain Trust:

If you had two days to spend in Boston, say a Friday and Saturday in late September, what would you do? Where would you stay? Anyplace you'd absolutely, positively need to eat? One of the travelers was in Boston last in the late 80s. The other has never been there.

We're currently planning on spending a couple days in Boston before heading to Martha's Vineyard to visit with family.

Tell us what to do!
Wings

Catch-up...

Okay, it's been a while. I've been here, reading, but suddenly it's been over a month since I posted.

Last weekend, snorklet and I took a ferry boat ride to Vashon Island to go to the Vashon Island Lavender Festival. It almost ashames me to admit that I've lived in Seattle for almost 24 years now (August 1984), and I've never taken the 18 minute ferry ride to Vashon. Well, I take that back. I've taken the ferry, and stopped at Vashon on the way to Southworth, but I've never gotten off. 18 minutes away from Seattle is a totally different world. It's like being in a small town far away from the city. I loved it. And the lavender farms were wonderful. We only made it to two of the three (Three Sister Lavender, and Fox Farm) because we were having so much fun that we weren't moving quickly. Next year, we'll go earlier...and probably eat more lavender honey ice cream. Yum. On the way home, we stopped at Dig Nursery. I always stop at Dig during the flower show, but have never been out to the nursery (because, you know, it's on Vashon...) and I'm in love. I want to go back. I want it all. unmisha, there's a trip in our future!!

Weekend before last, gymgeek's younger brother was in town to ride the Seattle to Portland Bike Race. I have to admit being a very lucky girl in the in-law department. Both of my brothers-in-law rock, and I couldn't ask for better parents-in-law. Since Matt's a chef, our fairly standing deal when he visits is that I'll buy groceries, and he cooks. It was yummy. We're going to go visit him late this summer on Martha's Vineyard, which should be lots of fun. We're working on the logistics now--but it looks like it's going to take planes, buses, ferries and an automobile to get there. :)


Other than that, it's been lots of work in the garden--which is looking fabulous, if say so myself, now that it's finally warmed up; doing the Georgetown Neighborhood Garden & Art walk, (another one of those things I've wanted to do for years, but never got around to doing); stuff going on at the job--the reorganization planning is starting in earnest, which puts more things to do on my plate; and lots of just hanging out.

John powered through (quite literally, with a hammer drill) putting up the last section of fence across the back--we have one more side to replace (but at least there's fence there, now) and two gate/arbors to build, and we'll actually have a fenced in back yard. Woo! We're looking longingly at pulling out the boxwoods up front, and replacing them with blueberries, and starting to plot out the new front yard plan, complete with a retaining wall, and more level gardening space.

We probably should replace the lightbulb in the bedroom, but it's nice and cozy with just bedside lamps.

This weekend, pedicures, John's company picnic and a possible trip to the Highland Games. The weekend after that, camping in Montana. The summer flies by!

There. Caught up.
Wings

Only in Seattle....


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
336 AM PDT THU MAY 15 2008

WAZ001-503>519-152245-
SAN JUAN COUNTY-WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY-SOUTHWEST INTERIOR-
EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTY-EVERETT AND VICINITY-
SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-TACOMA AREA-ADMIRALTY INLET AREA-
HOOD CANAL AREA-LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY AREA-OLYMPICS-
EASTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-WESTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-
NORTH COAST-CENTRAL COAST-WEST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES AND PASSES-
WEST SLOPES CENTRAL CASCADES AND PASSES-
336 AM PDT THU MAY 15 2008

...UNSEASONABLY HOT WEATHER WILL AFFECT WESTERN WASHINGTON TODAY
THROUGH SATURDAY..

AFTER A COOL AND CLOUDY SPRING IN WESTERN WASHINGTON...A DRAMATIC
SHIFT TO HOT AND SUNNY WEATHER WILL GET UNDERWAY TODAY. WIDESPREAD
RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED ON FRIDAY.

TEMPERATURES WILL BEGIN TO CLIMB TODAY...AS A MASSIVE AREA OF
HIGH PRESSURE IN THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE BUILDS OVER THE REGION. WEAK
NORTHERLY ONSHORE FLOW WILL KEEP TEMPERATURES FROM GETTING REALLY
HOT. STILL...HIGH TEMPERATURES ACROSS MUCH OF WESTERN WASHINGTON
WILL BE IN THE 70S AND LOWER 80S.

FRIDAY WILL BE THE HOTTEST DAY FOR MANY SPOTS IN WESTERN
WASHINGTON...AND MANY RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO
OCCUR. FROM THE COAST TO THE PUGET SOUND REGION...TEMPERATURES WILL
RISE INTO THE MID AND UPPER 80S. THE EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS AND
THE SOUTHWEST INTERIOR WILL REACH THE LOWER 90S.


Run for the hills, the sun is out!
Wings

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It was a very nice day here in Seattle-land.

We managed to get out of the house (lately, it seems like it's been work, gym, sleep, repeat (with the most emphasis on work)). I've lived in Seattle for over 20 years, and had never been to the Seattle Japanese Garden. Today, we joined forces with Ahmad and Nicole and voyaged forth. I totally enjoyed it. There were lots of turtles out sunning themselves on warm rocks, and the entire garden is just on the brink of totally busting out of winter hibernation. A couple of the huge, early rhodies were out in full glory, making everyone comment on their gloriousness. Pictures when I figure out how to get them out of the new camera.

I'm very happy it's spring. I feel the weight of the winter rolling off, I'm brimming with ideas for the yard, and actually have the energy to back them up. Things are slowly coming to life, and it makes me happy.

And just because,
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