I am really laughing at my title because I can't stand when people shorten words that don't need to be shorten.

Case in point…


Junior College=Ju-Co


"I am going to play on my puter." 

What the heck?  That just sounds a little sick and wrong!

I think you get the picture and I will now get on with my post.

I don't even know how I got so off track.


We will be heading to Boston and Cape Cod with the children in a few weeks.

We lived on the east coast for many years but this will be our first time in Massachusetts.

We are all excited. 

We studied early American history this year so we are looking forward to Boston and Plymouth Colony.

I am really looking forward to the second half of our trip….sitting on the beach doing nothing, eating lots of ice cream and amazing seafood!

If any of you have wonderful suggestions of what we can't miss.. please share. 

We will be staying in Boston for five days and then the Cape for the remaining five.

Just look at the photo below.

Close your eyes.

Can you hear the water?

Smell the salty air?

Hear the kids fighting over the bucket and shovel?

Dang it…NO fighting on The Cape!!!



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  1. Julie M.

    I studied in NH…way back when. I ended up living with the parents of one of my friends in Marblehead, Mass. for about a month. It is a very charming town on the coast just north of Boston. I believe it has some of the narrowest streets in the nation! If you plan to visit some museums while in Boston, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is wonderful! The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, of course, is pretty incredible too!
    What fun! I love the East Coast. I hope that you will have a beautiful and relaxing family vacation!
    : )
    Julie M.
    ps My Great Great Grandma Malinda from my “Noble Women” blog post was a direct descendent of Quaker Colonists who settled in PA. I actually have photographs of her grandmother, Anna Graham Noble…who was born in DE in about 1775!

  2. Elaine Power

    Oh have a fab time Jeanne, sorry never been so cannot help on what you can do? This is so weired, but the last shot you posted is just like going onto the beach at Bribe island which is in Queensland I used to live 30 mins away, take a cricket set with you, if you are into cricket ? Its good fun on the beach Elaine πŸ™‚

  3. Lori

    that sounds just wonderful!!! i have never been, so no tips i am sorry to say…i hope you have a great time:)

  4. queen B

    oooohhh i could never tire of salt on my lips…
    It’s amazing how the beach has it’s own SALTY AIR to breathe in ! NOTHING LIKE IT IN ALL THE WORLD πŸ™‚
    I could hunt for shells all day long.

  5. Amy

    you are so funny.
    those photos are very pretty.
    I have to tell you…i’m a ‘puter girl. sorry.
    our family is leaving in 1 1/2 weeks for Sea Island, GA. we too are really excited.
    it has to be great to be able to show the kids some of what they have learned. I don’t know who would like that more…the kids or me! I’m a history girl!
    have soooo much fun!!

  6. Rebekah

    You crack me up! haha! I love this post. This trip sounds so cool. Have fun!! And eeewwww – I totally agree with shortening words like computer to puter.

  7. Chasity

    i love this part of the country…wish i could go there every fall! you should read ‘make way for ducklings’ before you go to the boston commons…and you could go whale-watching in gloucester {sp?}. that is a lot of fun. just don’t let your little guy jump overboard.
    hope u have an uber good tym n the B area.

  8. Rachel

    My friend’s son used to shorten words like that (he was about 6 at the time) so when we went to A&W, it was the A & Dub. And one time he was talking about going to visit his aunt in the country… use your imagination.
    Doesn’t that just curl your toes?
    Have a great time is Massachusetts. I am so envious. My husband and I spent a weekend in Boston forever ago and absolutely loved it. Mind you, we went down for a hockey game – the Flyers were playing the Bruins. How about a side trip to Salem? It’s on my places-to-visit list!

  9. kana conger

    We were in Boston in March. If your family is up to it, the Freedom Trail is fun and free…just follow the markers. It is a bit of walking, but the history is great. We also enjoyed the aquarium, which has a huge penguin exhibit…my 17 yr old daughter could have stayed all day. Some people suggest the Duck tour your first day to get a good view of the city. Hope this helps!

  10. Kim

    You are going to have the most marvelous time!!! I have never been to the Cape and will look forward to all of those photos you will surely be taking… right? right???
    Have a lovely relaxing time~

  11. beth

    ohh jeanne your going to have a spectacular time !!! i LOVE the beach – i am heading off to Sweden in a couple weeks – yep you heard me Sweden !! i am soo excited !

  12. a pocket full of posies...

    Oh Jeanne!!! This doesn’t really have anything to do with your post…I’m on vacation now…we went to the bookstore…and I got the lovely new “Blogging for Bliss”!!!! It’s WONDERFUL!!!!CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!
    (I do hope ya’ll have a delightful time at the beach!)

  13. LuLu

    Oh yippy that sounds wonderful. It’s the best seafood I think I have ever had! yummm it’s been years since we last vacationed there, but have the best memories!

  14. Tracy

    you’re HILARIOUS. I think the same thing about abbreviations. My sister and I talk in the most ridiculous abbreviations when we text back and fourth, and LAUGH because we know we weren’t the first to think of it. (and it sounds completely SILLY!)
    Have so much fun with the family – CAN’T WAIT to see all the fabulous pictures!!!
    xoxo – Tracy
    PS – I know a lot of people use it, but I’ve never warmed up to the term “bestie” either….when I see it, looks too much like BEASTie – and then my brain takes a SHARP left turn down a road that freaks me out. πŸ™‚ Happy Tuesday!

  15. PamperingBeki

    I just got back from vacation, but now I’m ready for a trip without kids. Is that bad? It’s true.
    Enjoy your vacation! πŸ™‚

  16. amy

    the freedom trail is good, which includes “paul revere’s” landmarks and some amazing ancient cemeteries, too. i am so happy for you and the family; it will be beautiful!

  17. Karyn (French Charming)

    You’re funny…Sounds like you are going to have a lovely vacation…speaking of shortening words, I keep hearing that people are taking a stay-cations, can’t afford to do much with our sad economy. Glad you’re able to get away and have some fun!

  18. lorraine lewis

    Jeanne I am so happy for you and VERY jealous! I have always wanted to travel to that part of our great U.S.
    I hope you have a wonderful time.

  19. June

    I love that you came over to see me. Thank you for the compliment on the garden. I do love it so. I love your blog.

  20. traci

    that sounds like a wonderful vacation. my daughter and I went to Boston a few years ago and we LOVED it, every part of it. such a great city!!!

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