I’m home! And I feel smarter now than I did before my trip! As I’ve mentioned before – my daughter moved to Cambridge to pursue her law degree.
I had a great time visiting a lot of really neat places. It really would be terrific to live on the east coast and have access to all sorts of historical places! We took a trolley tour and saw the highlights of Boston, and on our harbour tour we saw the USS Constitution. The trip to Salem was a real treat, as was our trip to Lexington and Concord. We saw such beautiful scenery AND after so many years of San Antonio’s lack-luster falls, the autumnal changing of colors was truly phenomenal.
My daughter rented a “Zip Car” twice, so we were also able to do a little shopping – for necessities, not clothes. We took advantage of her student status and went to Harvard’s Museum of Natural History, where we saw the most amazing glass flower collection imaginable. The flowers were made by a father/son duo (Leopold Blaschka and his son, Rudolph) – commissioned for Harvard’s Botanical Museum in the late 18900s/early 1900s. Really impressive!!!
But of course, as a mom, my favorite event of the trip was seeing my daughter. I have missed her a lot and I have missed our weekly lunch dates when she attended the University of Texas at Austin. Some weeks the seventy five mile trip (one way!) felt long — but now I look back and feel like she was truly in our local “neighborhood” school.