They’re wicked smaht here at Hahvahd

2 Oct
This week the family, well Molly and I and the parents, have been on vacation in New England. We flew into Boston last Wednesday and spent a few days there. The city’s history is amazing. I think we saw the oldest everything in America. If it happened first, it probably happened in Boston.

Molly and I illegally climbed onto this statue to take a picture.

This is Mother Goose’s grave

This is supposed to bring good luck to any woman who touches it.

We visited Salem which was equally interesting and totally creepy. The witch museums are run by modern day wiccans – eek! – and it’s kind of a hotspot for people with alternative lifestyles. It was a little hokey, but the history is fascinating. I definitely want to reread The Scarlet Letter now.



We also visited Sturbridge village which is basically a recreated 19th century farm and village. The employees are dressed in period costumes and demonstrate the jobs the people back then would have to do. Dad of course spent most of the day with the blacksmith on site (we left him there while we ate lunch and went shopping outside of the village and picked him up a few hours later. It’s a really fun place and really interesting to see how the farmers accomplished so much with so little technology.

Molly had to devise innovative ways to get a good sleep in the car on the way back from Sturbridge.

Dad had to make the duck salute while he drove the duck boat in the Charles river. This company in Boston has turned some WWII amphibious landing vehicles into touring trucks. We literally drove right from the road into the river after taking the truck around the city for an hour.

We toured the USS Constitution and got to try out the sailor hammocks.


We’re having a great time so far. After we left Massachussettes, we headed out to Stowe, Vermont. The leaves here are beautiful but the weather has been less than desirable (raining cats and dogs actually.) I’ll add a vacation blog post part deux when we get home.

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7 Responses to “They’re wicked smaht here at Hahvahd”

  1. Kyle Andrew October 2, 2008 at 4:44 am #

    when i first saw the title of this blog, I was ticked because I was reminded of your spelling issues. . . it took reading through it about 3.4 times before I finally got it. ironic?

  2. Becky Green October 2, 2008 at 4:12 pm #

    Yay! The one place I’ve visited! I have a mother goose grave picture too, and it’s in the photo album you got for me, remember that? If there was one person who I wished could have gone with me when I went to Boston, it was you. Looks like you guys had a ton of fun!

  3. Landon and Kylie October 2, 2008 at 5:00 pm #

    Oh my heavens, it looks like you guys are having a blast and a half! I am really jealous, the last time I went to Boston I was like 8. And I miss the east! Wave in the general direction of New York for me please!

  4. Williams Family October 2, 2008 at 7:54 pm #

    Did you and Molly match every day on purpose??

  5. Chelsea October 4, 2008 at 7:59 pm #

    Ironically, we only matched on two days. Those just happen to be the only pictures that I posted.

  6. CS Bronson October 5, 2008 at 11:34 pm #

    we found your blog…yay!! Looks like you are having lots of fun!!

  7. Marye October 6, 2008 at 1:40 am #

    Looks like you guys had a blast! You guys are so lucky you get to visit such amazing places!

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