Boston Bombs

Sadness and fear today. Two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon just before 3 pm ET. There were some killed and numerous serious injuries. A large majority were to lower extremities due to the bombs possibly being placed in garbage cans. The first terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9-11-01. Our hearts are with those affected in Boston.

Back to Boston, Flying to Portland

It is back to Boston day today. Our flight leaves around 5 p.m. and we will need to turn the rental car in. It has been a memorable trip and one I would love to do again. The gentleman seating us for breakfast said he would often take his children to PEI for camping on the beaches. It would be a great vacation place for Maine folks with kids. I want to show recognition here for our trip from the start until we left PEI.

IMG_3286Boston Harbor and city, June 26.

And memories of the culture of Nova Scotia and PEI, a demonstration of drumming at the Piping School.


To the colorful countryside, fields, and water of Prince Edward Island on July 9.


A Day of Travel, Then Boston


We got started this morning by arriving at PDX shortly after 5:30 a.m. Our seats had been re-structured to where we had to be in the last row on the left side. Full flight. Time did seem to go quickly and it was a non-stop on Alaska Airlines. We landed with thunderstorms around and in the midst of rain and wind gusts. As wheels touched down, a big wind gust blew the plane sideways to the right. A new experience.

We caught the Blue Line Bus #66 to the Water Taxi/Harbor Express to Quincy. It was a fun ferry and an opportunity to take photos of a new area I have not seen before. Boston Harbor and the City (below).


The Boston Harbor Wharf near downtown Boston from the Harbor Express on the way to Quincy. (VT)