Came down from Vermont (home) to Boston yesterday for a 3-day vaca with the 4 and 7 year-old. Much-anticipated trip, everyone eager to escape the snow and same four walls and indulge some big-city excitement (like science museums).
The 7-year-old started a travel diary in a little 1.5x3-inch notebook. His first entry, written in the backseat about a half-hour after departure from our home in northern Vermont:
Many trees beside highway. Still not out of Vermont.
and later, when there were actually a few breaks in the forest cover:
Many wide, grassy plains. Dense forest on right side.
and finally, once we're in Mass:
no snow at all! on either side!
We're going later to see the glass sea creatures at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. If I can get any good pics I'll post on it, and on my startling first experience with the glass flowers there a few years back.
Otherwise, posting may be light for a few days, as I put in a little overtime at home (away).