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A New Deal in Hyde Park

A New Deal in Hyde Park

We rarely have weekdays off together, so when they do happen like on Veteran’s Day, we try to make the most of them. This year, we went out to the Hudson River Valley to make a visit to the Home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Presidential Library. Usually it costs $18.00 per person to visit both of the buildings, but because of the holiday, there was no charge to get into the National Park Service site.  Getting both sites for…

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!!! Have fun celebrating tonight, especially if you end up going to Salem, MA! Dry up your tears surviving friends Mourn not for me, but for your sins! Die unto sin, but live to God! The grave must soon be your abode.

The King Tide hits Boston

The King Tide hits Boston

If you’ve ever been to Boston, then this image might confuse and worry you! Normally, the end of Long Wharf is covered with people watching boats, reading books, or hanging out with friends. It is one of the most popular places in the downtown area. Recently, though, there was a new-ish visitor: a King Tide. A King Tide is also often called a Spring Tide and means that it is going to be higher than normal. And these ones definitely…

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The Old Stones of New Salem

The Old Stones of New Salem

While others might go in search of ghosts during the month of October, we usually can be found in other places…though no less spooky: historic burial grounds and cemeteries. Luckily, New England is chock full of old stones!   There are 3 general designs being used during this time period: The winged death’s-head which began as very ornate and then became less elaborate. The winged cherub, which looks like a much more pleasant version of the death’s-head. Finally, somewhere near…

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Fantastical Beasts

Fantastical Beasts

Ever wanted to ride a hawk or a lobster? On the Greenway of Boston, you can!  All of the seat choices on this carousel are native to the area: lobsters, cod fish, fox, squirrels, grasshoppers, skunks, and more! Know before you go: Tickets cost $3 per ride and cash, credit cards, or debit cards are accepted. Hours during the fall are Friday ~> Sunday, 11 am to 7 pm

Autumn Fills the Air

Autumn Fills the Air

Yesterday, we decided to be tourists in our own backyard and join the crowds going to view the beautiful foliage of New Hampshire before it was too late.   We were blown away by the views!     After buying our tickets, we waited in line for only a little bit. There are two tram cars that take 80 people each in a ride that takes about 10 minutes each way to the 4,100-foot summit for views that can’t be beat….

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Amazing Places: Benefit Street in Rhode Island

Amazing Places: Benefit Street in Rhode Island

Could you imagine living in this house? What a beautiful building! Officially called the “George Drowne House,” it was built in 1862. By that point, Benefit Street was already populated with colonial houses, but this house was definitely one of the stand outs for me! Located at 367 Benefit Street, there are 10 condos inside this house now which rises 2 1/2 stories above the ground. The rest of the street is pretty amazing as well. I was told that…

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Fall River Historical Society

Fall River Historical Society

Just in time for Lizzie Borden’s birthday, we took a trip to Fall River to see some history related to the case. Trying to avoid the heat of the city, we drove down to Fall River in search of cooler breezes and spooky history at the Lizzie Borden House. Getting there was very easy, but upon arrival, there was no one to give the tour and the price totally turned us off. Not only that, some other people wrote in…

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3 Tips for Surviving the Bright Angel Trail

3 Tips for Surviving the Bright Angel Trail

We were recently lucky enough to hike in the Grand Canyon, specifically Bright Angel Trail to Indian Garden. Now, while we did not go all the way down to Phantom Ranch, we did learn a few things about the trail that we will remember for our next trip. 1.  START EARLY! Man is it hot in Arizona in May! When we landed in Phoenix, it was predicted to be a high of 104 degrees Fahrenheit. For two New Englanders, this…

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Boston on the Cheap: Amazing Museums

Boston on the Cheap: Amazing Museums

Boston is home to many wonderful museums that specialize in very different styles and eras of art. Several of these institutions offer free or voluntary donation admission on certain nights, which will allow you to experience them without breaking the bank.   Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts is a world-renound institution that collects and displays many forms of art and cultural artifacts from around the world. The museum is open by voluntary donation on Wednesdays after 4:00 PM. The MFA’s…

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