Friday, July 3, 2009

Just Because

Emily on the stairs of Boston Common with one wing of the State House in the background.

Just because I love this photo, I'm doing a 'hit or miss' posting. I might hit upon something of interest or it might be a total miss. C'est la vie!

Emily and I took the Blue Line in to Boston on Tuesday, a relatively dry, but not terribly sunny day, although there was a minute or two of sun ... any of you that follow me on FB know that I have been whining my sorry self to death (and you too) about the dammed rain all month long in June. As on June 24th there had been four days with sun. Only four. Pffft. What's up with that?
Emily and I headed into Boston to meet Amy at the State House where she is interning for a local state rep this summer. We packed sandwiches, chips and cookies for a quick bite to eat on Boston Common just across from the State House.

The trip in was uneventful as was the walk up Beacon Street to the General Hooker entrance of the State House, but we did have to stop and rest for a minute. It was getting muggy and we were in lightweight, layered clothing ... needed to shed a bit.

Amy wasn't in the office when we arrived, she was at one of the Legislative Aide seminars, Tim Cahill was speaking, and so we plopped ourselves in the nice, old, wrinkled leathers chairs in the teeny, tiny lobby of the senators office area. Talk about small! Wow ... in the office there are four desks occupied by four employees ... and an intern or two and you can imagine how cramped quarters can get.

It was really nice to see Amy in a different environment. We walked to a small convenience store, purchased some drinks and then headed over to the common where we found a nice quiet spot to eat and chat.

A quick visit, but we enjoyed every moment. Emily and I hiked back down the hill to Government Center where we picked up the Blue Line back to Beechmont in Revere ... and then home.

A quick trip, but fun. Emily would like to do it again! So, we will, right after her six weeks of summer work study are finished. Yikes!

The Dome. Tours of the State House and the dome are available weekdays for free!
Emily and Amy.


Muhd Imran said...

A wonderful gesture for Amy and a fun day for Emily and yourself. I'd do it again too if I were you.

Have a great 4th July celebrations!

Lisa :-] said...

I have always wanted to go to Boston. So much history of the few really old cities(relatively) in the states.
I have a cousin who lives there, so I've really no excuse for not going. Except that it's a-a-a-l-l-l-l the way across the country from here, and I don't fly... :P

Becky said...

I used to work just down the street fromthe State house and spent many a day walking up those steps on the Common!!

Missie said...

Sounds like a great day!

Have a good week!

~ Lor said...

It does sound like a great day. Glad you had fun with your daughters. Love the pics. Esp. the one of Emily. Hugs, ~ L

D said...

hey girlfriend.. sorry I've not been around... looks like a magical day. Love pictures.. and the first one of Em is priceless!

Lisa said...

I would love to go to Boston someday! What a beautiful setting for pictures. I love that top picture of Emily also... so pretty! Sounds like a lovely day and a great outing!
Lisa in Kentucky