Oh, Canada! (Day 10)

May 13

Boston

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[This is it!  We’ll be disembarking the Veendam shortly . . . for the last time.]

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[Have you ever done a slow pass past a container ship?]

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[And this is about it for Beantown.  Not that we don’t like Boston, we love Boston.  But we’ve been here a few times, most recently just a couple of year ago . . . ]

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[We bid adieu to our fellow travelers.  Let’s do it again some time, kids!]

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Salem

[We came down the gangplank just in time to be picked up by friends Rose and Dick McMullen, who live in the city put on the map by another friend, Jess Lourey.]

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[The Biddies and I would spend a couple of days with the McMullens, reacquainting ourselves with the nearby lands north of Boston, beginning here with the Salem witch hunt cemeteries . . . ]

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[OK, other than witches are buried here too.]

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[A classic cemetery of the horror movie genre.]

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[Well, The Biddies don’t look too scared!]

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[They ran out of rope?]

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[And now Rosie and Dick join the shopping brigade.]

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[The classic downtown streets of Salem, walking distance from Rose and Dick’s.]

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[To the town hall . . . ]

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[Where certain crafts were being displayed, included beekeeping . . . ]

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[And here’s the photo The Super took, because daughter Jami is now a beekeeper.]

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[Once Bewitched . . . ]

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[Forever Bewitched!!!]

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[I suspect Rose and Dick have done this a few times.]

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[Back “on the road again.”]

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[Catching up on stuff since our last visit.]

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[The statue overlooking the town square on which the McMullen condo resides.]

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[Crossing the square, heading directly toward our residence for the next two days.]

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[The light blue building in the center, the 2nd floor, is the ultimate destination.]

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[And then a little fine dining at Bella Verona, a cozy little restaurant back on the other side of the square again . . . ]

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[Mmmm, penne!]

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[My swordfish and salmon . . . ]

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[A delicious consensus from everyone!]

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Boston is actually the capital of the world.  You didn’t know that?  We breed smart-ass, quippy, funny people.  Not that I’m one of them.  I just sorta sneaked in under the radar.  ~  John Krasinski

Up Next:  More Salem

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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One Response to Oh, Canada! (Day 10)

  1. G. says:

    Salem does look like an interesting place to visit. Would especially be nice in the fall.

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