Friday, July 4, 2014
"A Memorable Fourth"

Did we see the Boston fireworks? We saw the starry bandshell as the cabbie took us to our hotel the night of our arrival. But no, we did not see them. We'd heard there would be good viewing from the hotel's top floor. But we were so tired after yesterday's museum tromping.

That's right: yesterday. Rain was forecast for today, so they had the fireworks on the 3rd. I was here in my hotel room, quietly penning yesterday's journal entry while I could hear some faint fireworks. Julia dosed off and then the fireworkds grew very loud. She continued to sleep through them. I looked out the hotel window, but didn't see anything. I wasn't moved enough to look out the other side, for I was busy remembering our day!

Early this morning at breakfast, I'd learned they'd evacuated the people at the band shell concert. I don't know how much they'd been able to see, for TV watchers were switched to last year's broadcast. (This also happened Memorial Day in 2012 in Washington D.C..)That was thunder I'd heard so loudly and long!

It's been raining all day today. So it was fine with me that the museums were all closed. We listened to quite a few of the Mensan lectures, most memorable a small animated older man speak of Frank Baum, the author of the Wizard of Oz books.

Thanks to the lovely covered mall, we could walk to Legal Seafood restaurant, and the rain did not touch us. It did, however, make us crave clam chowder. The crab cakes and salmon were good, and we shared our orders for variety. We finished up with a chocolate mousse that was delightful because it wasn't too sweet.

Next, we went to a Boggle tournament in which Julia and I probably finished last. But it was fun. And the our 4th of July tradition continued: we watched the PBS "A Capitol Fourth" aired from the national mall. I sang along to many of the songs, and even danced to Frankie Valli's "Grease is the Word", 'cuz I'm' gonna be what I feel! Yeah!

Saturday, July 5, 2014
"Intuitive Drawing: Big Eyed Set"

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