Friday, August 31, 2012

a high school reunion. A perfect day and night in boston, aug 20th, 2012

beautiful mirrored reflections of glass bottles at the museum of fine arts

reflections of Kris and Kathi

awaiting Barbara!

stunning beaded cloak

African display made from various materials

i think this was a matisse if my memory still serves me. will have to look it up

spacious and colorful

the new wing designed by I. M. Pei complete with flying sculptures

hedgehog, took photo for Matthew

cool turtle, took photo for Miriam

Boston Common (or the other garden)

Yeah! Barbara arrives - straight off the Bolt bus, as cheerful as ever.

Pretty orchard display at the Taj, our "freshening up stop"

lots of ops for photos

Were any of us ever at a loss for words? No!

we chatted all the way to the harbor

 young and vibrant harbor girls

up close

farther away

friends through the ages

view from our cocktail stop

our "on the house" birthday desserts at Del Frisco's. Great seafood dinner

the party continued until breakfast at Kathi's lovely home

Kathi's gorgeous glass painted plates

Kathi was the perfect hostess

Bit by bit a wonderful day was planned and executed. Barbara, Kris, Kathi and I came together from near and far to celebrate our past and upcoming (in most cases!) 60th birthdays together, as well as to reunite for the first time in a long time with Kris.  It was a perfect day, evening and next morning. Lots of high school memories were shared and with the help of a yearbook resurrected. We started at the Museum of Fine Arts which Barbara had to miss due to the bus being late. We met up in the park, walked through downtown on the way to the Harbor,  and sat and enjoyed the perfect weather. As dusk approached we made our way over to our rooftop cocktail stop and then on to a very, nice fish dinner. The restaurant realized we were having such a good time that it must have been a special occasion. We explained the birthday celebration, as well as our re-uniting after way too many years, and they offered us a fabulous plate of varied desserts. Perfect day with the most charming and dearest of friends.  Can't wait to do it again. And you are all expected in Rome.

Quick trip to Boston and New York, August 2012

famous J. Hook's lobster roll. looks bad but was delicious.
got to meet the new "bella"

Suzanne and  Larry hosted us for a  great Sunday brunch on a lovely summer day

Sunday afternoon having fun with uncle Hank and Aunt Deb, breaking in his new digs

The Wietsmas checking out the BU buildings

access to the river front is only steps away

great gargoyle on a student pub

beer tastings at a fun pub next to Fenway

a reunion of high school friends (next post on this !)

The guys working hard to furnish the apartment

one completed projected

the great fenway park, steps from the apartment, I can't wait to go to a game. for sure, next visit.

on to peekskill to visit Mom, view of hudson from our lunch out

lunch on the hudson with wonderful cousin Daisy, Mom and Aunt Helen
Busy Boston Harbor

We watched this crazy "cliff diving" which was a diving event off the top of the museum of contemporary art. It was nuts. There was so much time on the way down to the water that the divers could do 4 or 5 tricks. 

building from where they dove. There were 6 scuba divers in the water awaiting the diver. scary.

The famous swan boats put to bed for the evening.
Spent 10 days in U.S. Was fun to fly to Boston this time as the flight is at least an hour-hour and a half shorter. hooray! Christopher and I helped Matthew furnish his apartment and get him settled for a tough first year in his doctoral program at Boston University. We had some fun along the way, lobster roll lunch, few dinners out, visited friends and relatives.  Lots of great walks in Boston, including going down to the harbor to see the "cliff diving" and I had beautiful weather all along the way.  If you want to know more: