Happy Days – Happy Memories

We had a great weekend.  A friend from Hawaii arrived last Thursday evening and left Monday – and in between we packed in a lot of happy New England moments. I love the Fall, and we did all our favorite things while she was here…

On Friday we spent most of the day kayaking on the Lieutenant River, some tributary streams and associated mud flats filled in by the tides. The weather was perfect!

On Saturday we started with breakfast and apple and pumpkin picking at our favorite orchard. Our daughter and grandson joined us.  Then we headed back to our place to make apple crisp and applesauce.  We finished out the afternoon with a walk on the Air Line Trail. A little light rain made the woods take on a whole new character, and it was gorgeous.

On Sunday we headed to Boston to walk the Freedom Trail. We parked in the Boston Common Garage, started at the trail’s beginning on the Common, and covered everything on the historic walk – which ends at the Bunker Hill monument. We had lunch in the historic Green Dragon Tavern and dinner at a pub back near the Common before the long drive home.

A wonderful time was had by all… and by Monday morning when we finally got up, we were all tired, but very happy.

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This post was written in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge on WordPress.com’s Daily Post. This week’s challenge topic is Happy. To learn more about the challenge and to see the joyful images posted by other bloggers, click here.

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22 Responses to Happy Days – Happy Memories

  1. Happy memories that lights up our world and gives us some reasons to smile happily. Wonderful images that celebrates the joys of life.

  2. eof737 says:

    Wonderful! Something about Boston reminds me of England… :-)

    • The Retiring Sort says:

      That actually makes sense – similar climate, settled by many British folk.. I often feel the same. Maybe that’s one of the reasons I love Boston!

  3. sharechair says:

    I finally got around to acknowledging your wonderful award! Again… I thank you!!!
    http://sharechair.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/brief-intermission-to-share-a-bit-of-blog-love/

  4. Your photos bring back happy memories for me, of walking the Freedom Trail. It was a bit of a dull damp day when we did it, but that didn’t stop us enjoying it.

    • The Retiring Sort says:

      It sprinklered a little right before lunch, but we still had a great time! Glad to trigger the memory for you! ;-)

  5. These pictures bring back some recent happy memories. I need to get back to Boston. Looks like you had an amazing visit. Thanks for sharing. :-).

    • The Retiring Sort says:

      Thanks, Gemma – we had a great visit – of course, when we went to Hawaii, she made sure we had lots of fun hikes and experiences, too!

  6. sharechair says:

    I just walked the Freedom trail in August. I was so hot, I kept thinking that I’d love to come back and do it in the Fall. Just the perfect time to do it! Sounds like a wonderful day! :)

    • The Retiring Sort says:

      It was great to do it on a cool day with a nice breeze! It was a little overcast in some of our photos, but perfect otherwise. ;-)

  7. Marianne says:

    What a wonderful weekend you had with your friend – full of happy memories for all of you :)

  8. teedeevee says:

    Sounds like a memorable weekend and your photos are beautiful. What is apple crisp? I have never heard of it.

    • Thanks! Apple crisp is like apple pie without the crust – just a crunchy topping. Our topping is made of butter, flour, sugar, oatmeal, chopped walnuts, and some spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, etc…. The house smelled wonderful all afternoon!

  9. bulldogsturf says:

    Loved this post… and the photos… beautiful…

  10. The images look great in the slideshow, and i enjoyed seeing the kayak reflections in the sunglasses! i also loved the poetic photo of the pumpkins and the way the eye rolls up/down the hill with them. it would make a great example for an art class of how to convey the feeling of a hill vs flat land.
    looks like you all had a great time!
    z

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