I'm back from Baahstahn, where we met up with dear old friends, visited Harvard, toured Paul Revere's house, shopped at Quincy Market, visited the Yankee Candle headquarters, and more.
We also took a day trip to Bennington, Vermont, where we visited Bennington Potters, paid tribute at Robert Frost's grave, and explored the Bennington College campus, inspiration for the fictional colleges in Donna Tartt's "Secret History" and Bret Easton Ellis' "Rules of Attraction." I don't know why it took me so long to visit New England -- it's full of so much history and energy, and those little states are so tiny you can see a bunch of them without really driving terribly far.
And I didn't even mention our little three-hour detour to the Massachusetts General emergency room when both of the JetBlue provided earplugs broke off deep in Rob's ears.
What an adventure!