Our trip to Cape Cod made for a very nice two-for-one, seeing that my sister & her family live just 2 hours from the Cape. After our week's rental was over, we headed northwest to Somerville/Boston for a family visit.
Of course, the cousins were thrilled to see one another and played the entire time. They get along so well, with only the occasional spat (I tell Hope that is what life would be like if she had a sibling!).
(bottom photo by my brother in law, stolen from his FB account :) )
There was a fun arts festival in Somerville while we were there, Art Beat. We checked out the artists and Hope and Rainer went through a very cool chalk maze.
(another photo stolen from the B-I-L, Ezra Ball)
It wouldn't be a trip to Boston without a visit to the Ducks in the Public Garden. It was our 10th annual Duck photo session. I hope to take photos every year until Hope is about to go off to college and create a collage with all of the images. Here she is at 9 years, almost 10....
For fun, here is what she looked like in her first Duck picture:
One of my favorite pictures, ever.
We stopped by some of our favorite places in Harvard Square - The Curious George Store and The Harvard Book Store and Glenn checked out comics at Comicazi. We also had dinner at a new-to-us restaurant in Harvard Square that was so good - Toscano
(photo from Toscano's website)
The food was perfect, from the bread to the entrees. I had the Tagliatell Gamberi, which was amazing. I need to find out how to make it.
(photo from yelp)
After a few days in Boston, we wrapped up our trip and headed home. Until next year, Massachusetts!