While our kids are have had a blast with Trisha and then Mimi & Papeaux (my parents), Rob and I are in Boston visiting my sister Caroline and her husband Nick. We've had the best time, and it's been great to see their world.
Nick is in seminary at Gordon-Conwell in South Hamilton, MA (30 minutes North of Boston). Caroline & Nick introduced us to some of their friends last night. Then this a.m. we slept in (YEAH!) and then went to brunch at the Stone Soup Cafe in Ipswich, MA. Yum!! Then we headed to the beach. It's so beautiful here with all the trees, beach, ocean, hills, and the historical feel. Loving it!
Here's us at the beach:
Rob and Nick.
And then we got to go apple picking at Russell Orchards in Ipswich, MA. It was so fun to taste all the different kinds of apples. You taste and then just toss what you don't finish. We had McIntosh, Cortland, Empire, Gala, Jonagold, Honeycrisp, and Gingergold Apples. Each has a unique taste and texture, but they all sort of blended together by the end. We ate way too many apples, and then helped ourselves to apple crisp ice cream.
Our favorite was the Gingergold Apples.
And we got to see the 1000 lb pig. He was huge! I was fascinated.
Caroline and I went for a run through the woods this afternoon. It was beautiful. I just love being outside surrounded by the beauty of nature. It's fun to feel like your lost within the woods. And I'm constantly amazed at God's creativity.
Tonight we had a really nice seafood dinner at the Black Cow Restaurant in S. Hamilton. It was real tasty.
Here's our reaction to the bill. . .
Then we headed to get more homemade Boston ice-cream, then home for spades & apple wine from the orchard, and now Saturday Night Live. Loving the quality time with my sis.