Erin, one Alix’s best friends and one of our all time favorites was married on Sunday in Northampton, MA. Peter and I made the trip back East to represent. Alix was the very unfortunate victim of hideous scheduling - her national veterinary neurology boards were scheduled for the very same day (Sunday, May 27th) at exactly the same time. Really?? 365 days a year, 24 hours per day and exactly at the same time?
The wedding was wonderful - one of the most delightful weddings we’ve ever attended. Gorgeous bride, handsome groom, eclectic inclusive meaningful ceremony, special friends and family, stunning setting, great reception, fabulous food, amazing weather, etc. The stars were aligned.
The slideshow below contains several pictures from the wedding. Take special note of the Matt’s (the groom) tuxedo. It was made by one of his close friends and reflects Matt’s love of color, fun, and the inclusive symbolism of the rainbow.
Monday, we zoomed our way back to Boston for the Memorial Day game between the Red Sox and Tigers. Great day for a baseball game. Warm, sunny, happy crowd and the Red Sox won!
When we returned to our Hotel Marlowe room in Cambridge after the game, there was a surprise waiting for me: Tyge and Echo - well, their picture. The Marlowe provides a fun service - you can email the hotel pictures of the “loved ones” you miss and they will print the picture for you and leave it on your pillow! Tyge and Echo also gave Peter his Father’s Day gift a few weeks early - a limited edition Tommy Bahama “100 Year Anniversary of Fenway Park” silk shirt.
We decided that one of our trip goals was to get at least one geocache in each of the six New England states: Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
We slayed Massachusetts and Vermont on Sunday. Yesterday we drove up to Maine to visit Peter’s alma mater, Bowdoin College. What an idyllic campus; pine trees, grass quads, stately brick buildings - the quintessential college experience.
We also stopped by the mapping and GPS company, Delorme in Maine and visited Eartha - the world’s largest revolving globe. What a fantastic place. The gift shop was Slat Rat nirvana - maps, books, mapping gadgets, geocaching goodies, etc.
We snagged the New Hampshire cache at a “scenic” park and grab.
Today, we did a most marvelous hike and geocaching expedition in the deep buggy woods to the Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island Tri-state marker. By polishing off Connecticut and Rhode Island, we bagged all six New England states!!
This is why geocaching is so awesome - you visit places and see things that you would never even knew existed.
We have had a fabulous trip - one of our best trips ever!