Storming the Crowds…

Storming the Crowds…

We’re back from Europe, and it’s time for us to decompress and think about what we have seen and done during the last week. To be as timely as possible, we’ll discuss the Bastille Day fireworks we watched in Paris, but we will post about other events from our European trip. Fireworks seem ubiquitous during the American summer. Beginning around Independence Day, almost everyone watches those colorful explosions twinkle in the night sky, usually ending in a loud, intense finale….

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And we’re back…

And we’re back…

After 50 miles of walking 9 gigs of photos 2 countries many questionable bathrooms 7 modes of travel later… we are back from our whirlwind trip to London and Paris. I think I took over 300 photos of the Bastille Day fireworks in just 30 minutes. Amazing. Look for more posts soon!  

Happy Fourth!

Happy Fourth!

Views on AirBnB so far…

Views on AirBnB so far…

Planning a upcoming trip to Europe, I decided that we would be better off staying in an AirBnB instead of in a hotel. We would have access to at least a small kitchenette, and probably would be paying less to live in London and Paris. So far, AirBnB.com hasn’t been too bad at the logistics. One thing that I do not like is that we had a reservation cancelled by the owner without any reason given. I was able to…

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Relay for Life

Relay for Life

Another relay for life is in the books. We didn’t stay past lockdown, though, because of the rain. Can’t have a man with leukemia out in that weather, nor the 5 kids. It was a fun night again, though. This one was very well organized, except for the fact that the lumineria bags kept catching on fire. Had to stamp out one myself in front of our tent. Looking forward to next year already. Want to donate to my team…

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Traveling back in time

Traveling back in time

  Today, I got to do something that a lot of people would probably love to do: dig in an archaeological survey in downtown Boston. I’ve been talking with the city archaeologist of Boston for quite some time now and was invited to help dig up the front courtyard of Old City Hall. Old City Hall is located on School Street and has been reused a number of times. In 1635, it was the site of the first public school:…

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Impending Doom…

Impending Doom…

Ever get a sense of impending doom? I’ve had that for the last week and it has been really harshing my life. It first started last Tuesday. I meant to go out on my day off, but decided to be lazy instead and that lazy turned into malaise. It then got worse when I realized that I forgot that I had free tickets to go see Blue Man Group here in Boston! Of course I realized at 5:30, a full…

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Map Monday

Map Monday

For today’s #MapMonday, I would like to showcase a local store that I cannot leave without having a map in my hand: Ward Maps. Though it seems like a slightly odd name, it actually has its foundation in the map and cartographic world.  A “ward map” was created in the 19th and 20th centuries and contained very detailed information about properties. This could include their owners, street number, height, water mains, and other town and city infrastructure. Located at 1735…

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Settling in once again

Settling in once again

Though I doubt many people come by, I spent all day fixing this here place up. I think it is almost right, though I’m still confused as to why the images aren’t showing up. At least I don’t have duplications of everything under the footer!   Anyways, I still have work to do here. Will just have to wait until tomorrow.

Historic Map of Paris

Historic Map of Paris

This map is beautiful. I cannot wait to go to Paris later this year and explore this area in person. Watching the Eiffel Tower twinkle at night is a definite bucket list item to cross off. Source: paris_revolution.jpg (JPEG Image, 1747 × 1184 pixels) – Scaled (89%)  

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