Sunday, 30 September 2012

More Boston

Some Beacon Hill homes, cobblestone streets, Mooo Dining (mmmm lobster bisque), Feneuil Hall shopping, Quincy Market buskers, Subway shots, Downtown Boston, and more Italian food.
Walk, eat and walk some more.....


Friday, 28 September 2012


Well if you have been following the 365 then you know we are in Boston.
It has been on our bucket list for some time to see the New England States. But that would take a month to really see it so we decided to spend 10 days in the Boston area this first time and then we will, Lord willing, come back again and see all the other beautiful states in New England.
We arrived late Thursday after an uneventful and rather pleasant flight with Air Canada. :)

 Just around the corner and up a block from our rental suite is this small tiny Italian restaurant. It has been featured on the food network. The food was fantastic but the crazy atmosphere was so much fun.... I think we chatted with every cook  and most of the customers. The owner personally sees each person to the door. Quite the experience.

David paying our bill - reasonable too. The place was hopping the hour before this - we ate kind of late.
This is what we saw on the walk back to our little flat. Boston harbour at night. 

Then breakfast the next morning. The plan was to walk up to the Hyatt and get something to eat and then take the ferry across. Saw this old garage on the way - It is likely over a hundred years old..... note the disk on the building behind it

Anyway we got to the Hyatt and were checking out the ferries and said we would be back after breakfast for a ride over. However the ferry driver said in his very strong Boston accent. "Why ya wanna do that! You pay 3 bucks just for a coffee at the Hyatt. Come on, I'll take you across and show you where you can get the best breakfast for under $15 bucks."
So we headed across the harbour and walked up the street to Antony's and yes it was a fantastic breakfast served within 5 minutes.... on paper plates and with plastic forks cause these older guys don't do dishes. :)
 With breakfast out of the way we headed off on a trolly tour - easiest way to get around Boston especially if it is raining. Plan A was to walk but with the rain, plan B was much better.
First stop was the USS Constitution.

 The Frigate USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world and has long been associated with the Charlestown Navy Yard (Boston). She was launched in the north end Boston shipyard in 1797 serving in the Barbery Wars and the War of 1812. Impressive ship. We were allowed inside.

 Next stop was the State Building - where right out from where I took this photo was the Boston Massacre. We learned lots of history of the times (1760's) The Boston Massacre was a street fight  March 5th 1760 between a patriot mob and a squad of British soldiers. The presence of British soldiers in the city was increasingly unwelcome. It was one of the events leading to the revolutionary war.

 The wet streets of Boston on a Friday afternoon. The drivers in Boston ARE as crazy as all the tour books we read described. Stay out of their way! The taxi drivers are down right rude we found out - but thats a whole other story. :)
 The old building downtown are amazing. I could photograph them all day. 
 And then we stopped at Cheers.... because we were thirsty and hungry and because everyone there knows your name right?

And now I had better get to sleep because tomorrow promises to be a lot of walking about Beacon Hill and the Commons.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Miss Eva's Birthday Party

Was a smashing success. Well, I am not sure she actually got it all. It took some fancy convincing to get her to open her presents.
"The first gift was just fine thank you and I am not interested in what is behind door number 2"
"I would rather keep on with the hide and seek game"

But she is starting to get the whole 'blow out the candles' thing.
And she loved playing bowling with her friends.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Celeste & Fred

Well after many hours at my computer I finally have a slide show of a very special wedding that took place on a ranch just north of Springside Saskatchewan.

What a beautiful couple, beautiful family and beautiful setting.
It was a perfect day in every way and I think we captured it all.

Click on the photo below...

Please feel free to leave a comment. It always encourages me. :)

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Shades of Miss Norah

Miss Norah is six months old today.

I thought I would share some of her wonderful expressions she has. And lest you think she is a very docile, compliant, sweet and loving baby all the time I threw in one photo of Norah expressing her opinion which was. "I have had enough jolly jumper. Get me out of here NOW!"
I love that although 90 % of the time she is a perfect baby, the other 10 % of the time this girl knows what she wants. :)

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Family Photography Saskatoon

Click on the photo to see a brief slideshow of one yr old Dillon and her family

Friday, 7 September 2012



click on the photo to see this short slide show. 

Thursday, 6 September 2012

More Family Photography Saskatoon

This is one year old Dillon and her Mom and Dad. I photographed Dillon one year ago almost to the day. Aren't I blessed to see these little ones growing up?
We had fun at Kinsmen Park this past Saturday. And yes, we rode the train for one last time and the merry-go-round too.
So here you go - a big dose of sweetness. :)

and one of my favourites photos of the day.....

.....we just tuckered her right out. :)