The Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA is our favorite live music venue. Last night Karrin Alllyson was there; it was a good, but not great, concert. Perhaps that's all the crowd deserved; there were far too few people there for a performer of her caliber.
Monday, September 21, 2009
, originally the Eastern States Exposition, was our destination today. The antique tractor starts the pictures off because it relates to the fair's original purpose and because it has four wheels and is brightly colored, just like Mr. Toad.
We hadn't been there for somewhere between 5 and 10 years. It hasn't changed much, a bit more tacky perhaps. The Maine Building still has baked potatoes; Rhode Island, clam cakes; Vermont, maple sugar; and Connecticut, nothing.
The Sam Adams beer garden.
Amid all the food booths, there are still some agriculture-related events. We dropped by the horse pull for a while. We think the announcer said that the winning team pulled 13,500 pounds 10 feet and a few inches.
This time because Aunt Jo (not to be confused with Grandpa Joe or Uncle Joe) was visiting for the weekend.
We walkedto get ice cream,
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Almost. It rained before the game.
with Jon Lester loading the bases with only one out, when it started raining heavier. After two hours and twenty minutes, the game was postponed.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Trot, trot to Lynn, or really Cambridge. In any case we went back again for Saturday and Sunday, supposedly because Jesse and Aurora were visiting Jeremy and Amanda, but really to see Maggie.
One of the weekend activities was Pétanque.
Jeremy's team lost the first game, but he blamed it on the handicap (either the one pictured or his mother as a teammate).
Jesse found another use for the boules.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
On Sunday and Monday we went to Boston to help Jeremy and Amanda move. Actually they had movers do the heavy work, and they did what was left. All we did was play with Maggie while they were busy. Rough job, but somebody had to do it.
For more Maggie, go to her blog.