Friday, 28 October 2011

Back From Boston....and look what I got!

For a long time I have wanted a Mason drinking jar - don't ask me why, I just fancied the idea of drinking out of a jam jar with a handle.  But they don't exist here in the UK and to get one shipped over from the USA cost silly money.  I even begged a friend to look for one on her trip to San Fransisco earlier this year but to no avail.  So you can imagine how happy I was when we had only been in Boston for a few hours last week and when visiting the supermarket opposite the hotel, discovered this!  It contained stuffed peppers, but they have been decanted into tupperware, the labels carefully peeled from the jar and I can now sit and drink my iced tea from a jelly glass - I'm easily pleased!  Also note the big pile of fabric behind - our hotel was opposite a discount fabric shop so I took the opportunity to stock up - this lot cost me about £18, which is so cheap compared to the UK.
We had a fantastic week in Boston - the weather was glorious as you can see and we did some of this.......
....which was such fun we had to go back at the end of our visit to the aquarium and do it again. The next day we spent whale watching......
...we saw just the one large female hump-backed whale, but she gave us quite a display.
This time we knew where to sit on the boat to get the best view, and even Stacie managed to get an unobstructed sighting.
Well worth the freezing trip back on the boat afterwards!
It being the week before Halloween, there were plenty of pumpkins and decorations to be seen.  Stacie had great fun looking round the costume shops and especially visiting Salem, where there were plenty of these to be seen.....

We felt a bit under-dressed!
We visited Quincy market several times and stuffed our faces with all sorts of dishes, from corn dogs to moussaka....
Hard to find a spare table though, and we had to eat off our laps most of the time.

We also got about 60 reference photos between us of these.....so once the Christmas rush is over (I came back to a slew of commissions - no rest for me between now and Christmas!) there will be some more jellyfish paintings.

3 comments:

fhiona galloway said...

oh! we went to Boston aquarium and whale watching too! Looks like you had a fab time!

Magpie Magic said...

I am soooooooooooo jealous! Looks like you had an amazing time. :-) xo

Soggibottom said...

Love to see this. Thanks for showing your pics. Whales too. WOW... Didn't meet my friend on your travels then ?:-)
Love the photo of Stacie and the pumpkins :-)
:-) x x x