Cogitation 41/218 Saturday 12 October 2019 From Boston to Rockport, (MA), to a color tour in New Hampshire, On The Road, Week 2, proved movingly first rate.
We stayed in suburban Boston with great-niece Jenny and her husband Rory, along with Jenny’s mom Jan and husband John. Jan and John, Marty and I walked the 2.5 mile (4 km) Freedom Trail that features 16 locations that played a part in the City’s Colonial and Revolutionary history.
We had a nice lunch at The Green Dragon Tavern, opened in 1657. Proprietor John J. Somers’ place mat message: “May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings, slow to make enemies, quick to make friends, but rich or poor, quick or slow, may you know nothing but happiness, from this day forward. Slainte!”
We walked through the narrow streets of row houses of Beacon Hill, bordering Boston Common and Public Park.
We encountered a real Nor’easter wind on Thursday in Rockport. Our walks were cut short by the driving wind, but the day was filled with a fine seafood lunch, sashays through shops and a mandatory stop at Tuck’s Candy Factory, “Famous Since 1929.” So fine in 2019.
Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire
This 34-mile-long highway through the White Mountain National Forest is rated one of the best leaf-peeping regions in New England. We did the tour on Friday, Perfect.