We did some sightseeing in Albuquerque, New Mexico
and visited the Cat House. What a fun place it is. (No,
no, no. Not that cat house). Everything in the store is
about kittens and cats. Certainly we bought a few
trinkets for the cat people in our family.
Driving thru Oklahoma, I commented that I had good
‘vibes’ about the state. Not sure what it was, but on
our return trip, I told Bob that I had good ‘vibes’ about
the area and asked him where we were. When he said,
"Oklahoma" I was not surprised.
The Arch and the Science Museum in St. Louis are
wonderful tourist attractions. The museum had an
incredible display of masks going back to the early
days of civilization. Masks that were then and are
today, used in religious ceremonial traditions, to masks
used for fun and stage events. Fun and educational at
the same time. Good stuff.
West Virginia was awash in glorious color and much
more beautiful than anticipated. We enjoyed the
architectural designs of the area, and had wonderful
food at lovely colonial restaurants and small cafes. In
spite of very heavy rain, we did enjoy Maine. The
trees were magnificent in color. The boats docked and
sailing painted such a breath taking picture it was
difficult to leave.
We visited Brown University in Rhode Island and
because the rain was so strong Bob could not take
pictures of his Alma Mater. But I enjoyed watching
his face as he remembered which classes he had in
which building, and what mischievous act he and his
young friends had committed.
On to Boston and the horror of driving in the rain, in
horrific construction detours, too many one way
streets, and no street signs. We were looking forward
to having lunch at Durgin Park. I was there a few
years ago when I was fifteen or sixteen, and Bob went
there when he was at Brown. We had a terrible time
finding the place, and finally Bob went into a travel
agency and asked for directions. Since there was no
place to park, I drove the car around the block except
that it wasn’t around the block because of the
construction detours. Talk about panic!