Saturday, October 23, 2010

New England Adventure

Massachusetts has been the wheel within New England, and Boston the wheel within Massachusetts. Boston therefore is often called the "hub of the world," since it has been the source and fountain of the ideas that have reared and made America.

Author: Rev. F.B. Zinckle
Well, that may or may not be accurate. Personally, I'm thinking not.

But be that as it may, tomorrow is the day I jet off to Boston for a week.  One week.  Seven entire days.  No husband.  No kids.  No offence meant.  But boy, does that sound good!

For some unknown (at least to me) reason, I have wanted to visit Boston ever since I moved to the East Coast some 25 years ago. * Wait, I can't be that old.*  Not quite sure why, just thought it would be cool.  And that if a person was to be heading that way, they might as well check out Salem too.

So that is the plan.  A hotel slightly out of Boston - much cheaper that way.  Rent a car for a day to take a trip to Salem.  Sight see. Swim in the hotel pool. Drink lots of  some wine. Sleep. Relax.

Now what have I forgotten?

Wait, I know!  Only the most important thing. 

My good friend, Doorkeeper, is heading east from the wilds of Pennsylvania to meet me in Boston.  Girls' week out!  So that is cool. Veddy veddy cool.

And, as long as we're speaking of cool, the plan is also to meet up with Kris (of the infamous Kris of New England) and her hubby for a day of sight seeing.  Having known Kris *only* through Lex for the past ... six years ... I always look forward to actually meeting internet friends.  Where the virtual collides with the ... non-virtual. 

Yeah, I know.  I do need some sleep. But plenty of time for that on the plane.

Speaking of which (what which exactly were we speaking of again?) Doorkeeper, herself, was once upon a time an internet friend who I was honoured to meet some ... six years .... ago (wait, do I see a pattern here?) in California.  Yep, definitely a pattern.

Okay, I will leave now.  Before I subject you to any more of my twisted ramblings. 

Wish me Bon voyage, will ya?

7 comments:

Pogue said...

Cool, Have fun and say "Hi" to Kris for me!

aksmom41 said...

Have a blast my friend! I love Boston - it's a great place.

tam

Kris, in New England said...

Boston therefore is often called the "hub of the world," since it has been the source and fountain of the ideas that have reared and made America.

Author: Rev. F.B. Zinckle

Well, that may or may not be accurate. Personally, I'm thinking not.


What?! Boston isn't the center of the universe? Say it isn't so. Color me shocked - New England is where it's at kiddo. :-)

Looking forward to seeing you, though you won't know this until you see me!

doorkeeper said...

and we are here...and it's fab...but it's so FLAT!!
So far, just talking, eating, sleeping, and vegging...will do some exciting things later!

As far as the center of the world goes--I can't comment on that, but I am blessed to live far from the center, off in my corner, and that's how I like it. But whether Boston is or isn't the hub, it's still fun to come out of the woods and rub shoulders with the cultured and civilized now and then!

Kris, in New England said...

DK - Boston is flat, even concave. Much of it is built on fill... :-)

Jessica said...

ok mom that sounds relaxing. How many cups of wine did you have? How do you like the Hotel? hey I am girl. lol hope you are fun.

Eileen said...

What fun my dear friend! What fun. I know you have gone and returned by now and ... so glad you met up with Doorkeeper and Kris ... I should have come-a-(blog) visiting before ... Must rush, I want to read more.