For Ashley, the highlight seemed to be tossing acorns to the chipmunks (they are surprisingly cute in person) and making friends with a woolly bear caterpillar, whom she brought home with her.
While in the area, we spent a day in
. In the afternoon we toured the Maporium, a 15 foot diameter glass globe. Standing in the center of the sphere you see the entire world as it was in 1935. It is worth the trip. While there we learned about Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of the Christian Science movement. Boston
A trip to
would not be complete without a visit with Don’s Aunt Elva Pillsbury. Aunt Elva is 94 years young, still lives on her own and is always on the go. By sheer coincidence, we were in Beantown when Don’s cousin, Paul Tomkavage, was celebrating his 60th birthday at his home with Cousin Helen Pillsbury, and their son Nick Tomkavage. This happy occasion brought Nancy and Rich Stromer, Don’s cousins from Boston Colorado, to . Also fortuitous is that Nancy and Rich’s children, Sara Stromer and Joe Stromer live nearby and came for the celebration. Ashley and Sara bonded while making very silly faces and asking people extremely silly questions. Cousins Martin and Franca Pillsbury were also there for the fun. Boston