Swampscott seniors took a trip to the museum on a cold day and it brought back memories.
This column was written by Betty Dean Holmes of Swampscott Donna Carmody took a group of Swampscott seniors on a museum trip. The weatherman described the day as bitterly cold, but it was good going underfoot and that is more important for seniors. We New Englanders have plenty of cold weather clothes. The group was off to Boston. We had lunch at the Chart House. Built in the 1760’s, it is the oldest building on Long Wharf, and was known as John Hancock’s Counting House. My lunch choice was a fish and chips plate. Oh, my! Good fresh fish, and not only potato chips, but sweet potato chips and banana chips, too. After our delicious lunch we were off to the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum at Columbia Point, Boston. We watched the …
The Westhovens took their three children to Washington, D.C. for school vacation week.
They spent a week seeing the nation's capital. No car, no deadlines. Lots of memories.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The Westhovens took a vacation that will likely be forever etched in their storehouse of family memories. Washington, D.C. is so close yet many of us never get there or, if we do, we try to cram everything into a single day. It's a wonderful East Coast location that stirs excitement for visitors with its powerful political presence, rich history and educational sites including national monuments and museums. Here is the Westhoven family's itinerary if any of you are thinking of visiting Washington, D.C., and looking for some suggested activities. Thank you, Emily. "It was a full week! We had no car and didn’t need it. It was great."