Thursday, September 25, 2008
Aaron and I spent the last two weeks in Boston visiting Aaron's parents. The day we flew in, S and E took us to a bluff in Magnolia on Cape Ann. This peninsula in Northern Massachusetts is known for its natural beauty.
One of the things I love about the area north of Boston is the abundance of farms. This farm had the most amazing corn and fields of flowers to cut.
One of the most memorable towns we visited was Marblehead. The town was founded in the late 1600s as a fishing community. In the 1800s it became a popular vacation spot for Bostonians and remains a beautiful destination today.
In the cemetery, there is a monument that commemorates a storm that killed half of the people in the community. 65 men and boys died, leaving 43 widows and 155 children fatherless. Many of the tombstones were for siblings who died around the same time, which speaks to the illnesses that claimed the lives of many people during that time.
This tombstone recognizes an innocent person who was hanged during the Salem Witch Trials.
A week into our trip, Aaron and I caught the bus to New York for a few days. (This was my first trip to New York!!) Aaron's cousin lives in Little Italy and was kind enough to let us stay at his place. There was an Italian festival going on outside of his apartment that lasted for two weeks! (Photo taken from his rooftop.)
Central Park was incredible--and to think we only saw a sliver of the park! There were paths for horses and a special road for bikes. It was a great place to relax and people watch.
A friend of mine who lived in New York gave me a list of must-see places. The Shake Shack in Madison Square Park was on this list. There were about 60 people ahead of us in line and it took an hour to get the burgers, but it was worth every minute we spent waiting. The peanut butter, chocolate, and banana custard shake was tasty! We had so much fun in Boston and New York and hope to visit again soon.
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