We have decided the stress of getting our new life together in Boston, was getting to be too much. So, we packed up the telescope, the dogs, and ourselves, and we headed to my family’s summer home on Cape Cod, for a few days. We will do lots of sand flat walking and take pictures perhaps of many things including the rainbow sand. I also need to do a bit of shopping in the next few days as we still have a lot of work to do to set up our house in Boston, and this place has a lot of the flavor I am looking for for my home in the general area. We will also, stop at some of the great old shopping landmarks and other local landmarks and perhaps take some pictures ans talk to some old locals. But, for now, feast your eyes on the sunset I am looking at.
Vienna, the beautiful city of dreams, sits on the border of Western and Eastern Europe, at the heart of the European continent. It is a gorgeous city of gardens and parks. Its earliest roots lie in Celtic and Roman settlements, which gave way to medieval and baroque architecture. There is also Bohemian flavor that pops up here and there as it sits right beside Bohemia and once encompassed it as part of the Ottoman Empire.
One of the best parts of being home, is going to your favorite places once again. Among my favorites is the old mill in Sudbury MA. When I was young, just a little girl really, less than 9 years old, my dad used to take me out there with our family dog to let it run. He used to encourage me to take off my shoes and to go wade into the ankle deep stream where people dropped coins for wishing. Usually me and my friends who were with us or my sister if she was there would then follow my dad’s advice and look for the silver. We would then I am ashamed to say, go to a small penny candy store full of very old fashioned types of candy and we would spend our ill gotten gains so that my dad was out nothing for taking us out to have a good time. Yes, it was all so very wrong, but it was so much fun. So many wonderful childhood memories of being naughty in that stream full of money. Moving has been hard on all of us as has this nomadic lifestyle. It was very hard to give our dogs what they needed in Austria, due to our location at the heart of the city, and it’s hard because those dogs are my furry kids. I wanted them to go through life having the same fun I did as a kid wading around a stream being naughty and hiking around a large pond, …. The last few years for them, have been full of paved city sidewalks, small fenced grass free parks, and the inside of our flat.. So, today, we made a point to take the boys out to run. This is going to now become part of our regular lifestyle. It should have been all along but we had no car and no idea where to go. Now we know and we can rent a car.