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"We'll meet at The Taj, walk through The Common and have dinner at Ward 8," my nephew Ryan said.
It was almost like he was speaking another language.
In May, my husband Will and I visited Boston, Massachusetts, to attend Ryan's university graduation ceremonies. Since Will and I had only seen the city briefly around thirty years ago, we added five extra days to take in the sights.
|Granary Burying Ground|
|Old North Church, Boston's oldest church building|
|JFK's sailboat outside of the museum|
|Image of young Jack on a rooftop suggests his adventurous nature|
|The Kennedy family: Can you name them all?|
|JFK's inauguration speech. The red words are ones he changed while delivering the speech.|
|JFK's relatively modest birth home in Brookline, MA|
|The small table in the Kennedy's dining room was used by Jack and his older brother Joe.|
|Senator Calder in the EMK Museum|
|Me with my sister and brother at the Olmsted home/office - Yes it sometimes rains in Boston|
|Gardner Museum Courtyard|
|Sargent murals in Boston Public Library|
Boston also claims numerous authors, including one of my childhood favourites Louisa May Alcott. Before the American Civil War, the Alcott family lived in a house in Beacon Hill, near the apartment Will and I rented for our stay.
|Louisa May Alcott home|
|Make way for these ducklings|
|Will, Leonardo and Rob at Regina Pizzeria|