2020 Life Logs, Day 243: Another Day Trip
Date: Monday, August 31, 2020
Weather: Mostly Sunny; High 73, Low 61 Degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, Falmouth, MA
I spent this last day of August on the road again. Early this morning, I drove friends from my Newcomers Wine Group, Don Mroz and Susan Lapine, to Newburyport, a coastal town about 35 miles northeast of Boston. They needed a ride there as they were getting aboard their new to them power boat which they will motor from Newburyport to the Cape over the next few days.
I’ve never been in Newburyport before and found it to be a delightful town. It is a historic seaport, located where the Merrimack River enters the Atlantic. Don and Susan’s new boat is a Mainship Pilot Sedan and I think they said it is 32 feet long. The ‘sedan’ part just means it has a hard top. It is a beautiful boat and I was so happy that I could drive them up and drop them off. As you have probably guessed by now, I love nothing more than finding excuses to be on or near the water. And doing so today gave me a chance to do some visiting. On the way home I stopped in Scituate, another beautiful coastal town south of Boston, to visit with the “aunties” from next door. The “aunties” live at Doris’ home in Scituate part of the year and here in Shirley’s home across the driveway from me the other half of the year. Shirley is 95 and Doris will 102 in October. We had a great visit. The only negative thing about today is that I had to leave Shadow alone all day. He was very happy to see me when I got home.