Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Did You Miss Me At All?

I've been away for a few days - did you notice? We have just had the most amazing five day break in Boston - we have never been to the USA before and had plenty of preconceptions founded on tv programmes and films, but were blown away by the kind and polite people of Boston, the beautiful countryside, the incredible food (and how much of it!), the sights we saw and the ever-changing weather. In the space of five days we have been hot, freezing cold, wet, windblown and sunburnt!



We've only been back a few hours and are suffering from severe lack of sleep after flying over night, but here are just a few photos. It's nearly Halloween, and boy did we know it! Above are some pumpkins for sale - puts the handful of sad specimens in Sainsbury's today to shame!


We took a boat trip to Salem - stunning scenery on the way with the autumnal colours and the beautiful houses among the trees. We coveted each and every one of them!


The House of the Seven Gables, Salem - very creepy in the fading light as the sun went down.


I love my dogs, but think I would be hard pressed to buy them their own icecream! Spoiled pooches get to finish off my ice-lollies as it is....

I have so many more pictures to sort out - we went on a daytrip out to sea and saw humpback whales; we tramped through the rain following the Freedom Trail, we spent a day wondering at the sea-creatures in the New England Aquarium, and we explored Salem and learnt about the witch trials. The cases were jammed with plunder from the local shops - pumpkin pie, Koolaid, Kandy Korns, t-shirts, sweat-shirts, cookie cutters, touristy souveniers, even some pieces of fabric. Who knew our hotel would be opposite a huge discount fabric store......

To be continued.....

6 comments:

PG said...

LOL, who knew indeed! Did you go shopping then? Isn't that house amazing and Salem from the sea - just gorgeous. I am very much looking forward to seeing more please!
Dog ice cream? Only in America...

Helz said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed the break! I look forward to some more photos once you have slept. Helz x

Magpie Magic said...

Wow, sounds like you had a fab time! However, I am sure glad you're back! LOL Can't wait to see some more photos.

x

Laura said...

Yes! I missed you!

Looks like you had a fabulous time. Great photos.

Glad you enjoyed it!

Laura x

Sallie said...

You are doing better than I am. I have never been to Boston, and I live in the US. I guess that makes up for all the multiple times I've been to the UK.

Seriously, I love your photos. Looks like you had a great trip.

Raggy Rat said...

wb, yeah my blog hasnt been the same without you popping in ...
did you fond any tea in boston ?
hugs
cat xxx