Friday, August 15, 2014

Laura Visit August 7 - 11

After leaving Greta's I drove to Laura's.  On the way I ran into a 7 minute hail storm but pulled off to the side of the road to wait it out.
The next day we drove downtown and parked at the Prudential Center and first thing we did was buy something so we could get the discounted parking.
Someone was nice enough to take our picture.
 For lunch we went to Joe's
 and took a selfie
 Then we got someone else to take our picture down by the pier.
We saw entertainment in front of Quincy Market
and other street entertainment
 We walked around Boston
 Walked through Quincy Market
 and Boston Commons but didn't stay for the play
We went back to the Prudential Center and when we went to pay our parking fee realized that we never looked at the check-in time of the ticket and had to pay full price because we were 4 minutes late!!

At night we went to Wegmans for the $6 meals.
On Friday we went to Mooney Street for some rug shopping.  Laura got 2 new rugs and Sydney quickly adopted the one inside the house.
and we went to the car wash
On Sunday we took a walk, went kayaking and to Margaritas for dinner.  A great weekend!!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Greta Visit August 4 - 7

I drove to Greta's on Monday and when I got there no one was home. Fortunately I could get in the house and I was listening to a good book so once I unloaded the car I sat out on the second level deck in the front of the house that had some comfy chairs. Around 6:30 I finally called Greta, who was at work to find out where everyone was. Charles had taken them to a water polo game and Greta said she would be home soon.
Everyone eventually was home and tired and bed time no longer entails stories since they can all read on their own. The boys all went to bed because the next day there was a Divisional swim meet. Charles was assisting so he took the boys in the morning and I came later with Bev.
A video from the event
Tucker taking a breather!

I helped Greta get ready for a dinner she was going to have on her widow's walk.  We carried
everything up there on Monday night and then the last minute things on Tuesday and then some
miserable wasp/bee that had a nest under the opening at the top of the stairs BIT ME on my knee.
My knee swelled up and the next day my ankle and lower leg.  Needless to say I was on Benadryl for a few days.
Bev took the boys to the playground at school and I walked down to meet them on Wednesday.
Back at home I helped Tucker finish up his summer school work.
Later that day, after going to the doctor's with Greta for a stomach ailment, we went to the water polo meet back at the Lake Club.  On the way there, the sky got very dark and we only got a little wet before reaching the sheltered area when the sky really opened up.  The kids had been out of the water for a 1/2 hour already because of the thunder.  Once the weather cleared the game was on and Rocky won!

The awards ceremony
A picture for me to take home.
And Tucker showed me a hidden talent.

At Rocky on my last day, Tucker liked hanging out with the big kids playing table tennis.
Myles and Hunter were going sailing in the afternoon but it took them more time than I had so I left before they took off.