Weekends


Weekends are for memory making, 
relaxing and enjoying quiet moments of our days.  
If you would like, please share your weekend moments 
  in the comment section with a link to your blog.


This weekend we visited our son up near the Boston area.  My weekend was jammed packed and non stop.  I think it'll take me a week to recover!  Friday night we were out and about in Cambridge, we did a bit of shopping and of course ate dinner.  The cold weather returned and let's say it was brisk!!


Saturday morning we headed out to Concord to see the historical town and of course some super cool houses.  The one above is Louisa May Alcott's home...yup.  Totally neat.  Standing there taking a photo of her house knowing that she was standing there way back when looking at her house too.  I felt a kinship of sorts.  I wonder who will be taking photos of my house 100-200 years from now.  History was my LEAST favorite subject in school, how could that be?  I love it now.


Pizza was our lunch choice and after walking about in the chilly weather, it was nice to be in a warm restaurant.  We drove over to the Old North Bridge and again enjoyed the history and the beautiful scenery of the autumn season.


After all that history, we went to Ikea.  The best place ever!!  I know it doesn't have any 'old time' feel but that store just inspires me to clean and organize and live efficiently.  I love walking around there.  We bought some new silverware since I've been unable to find anything I like locally.


We left early this morning to head home before the traffic.  I love to visit a city, but my oh my, the traffic is horrendous!  I guess we are used to what we live.  

How was your weekend?  

Comments

  1. What a fabulous weekend!
    History was my favorite subject in school, Math and French not so much.

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  2. History was my favorite subject in school and my mom made sure she took us to lots of historic places growing up. Back then I didn't really appreciate it as much, but now I'm so glad she instilled a love of history and "old" things in me. Would love to see that area for myself one day!

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  3. Gorgeous photos Karen. I have a much great appreciation for history now, than I did when I was a young adult :) Your weekend sounds just wonderful. Wishing you a peaceful and calm week in which to recover :)

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  4. what a fun filled weekend! Is her home a historic site, or does someone actually live there now? (Now wouldn't THAT be cool!!!)

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  5. Our weekend was busy with babysitting our littlest GK. Whew! Fun but very tiring!

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    1. Forgot the "s" on GK! (A two year old with a mind of her own and a very energetic almost four year old!)

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  6. Thank you for sharing your photos of Boston. I visited oh so long ago but missed the Alcott home. Perhaps that means we need to travel east again. I hope the start of your week is peaceful, full of crisp autumn days.

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  7. What a lovely post! I agree, there's nothing like stepping into a warm fragrant restaurant when it's chilly outside. We're still hoping for a bit of chill out west...

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  8. I LOVED this post! It was so neat to see all of the places that I am so familiar with here on your blog! It sounds like you had a full, lovely autumn weekend. ♥

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  9. She was one of my favorite authors. I need to reread all of her books. It's trippy how those tombstones are so skinny. They have this wonderful age about them. I'd love to visit Boston one day as I know there is so much history there.

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  10. What a busy but amazing weekend. I too didn't like history as a child, all we seemed to study at school was the Romans......I love it now and so do my children :). I would love to see that house, I loved her books might have to go dig them out..........have a lovely week.

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  11. What a wonderful weekend you had!!! We went to Orchard House last year and I loved loved loved it, so it was wonderful to see it again in your fabulous post. I am so glad that you enjoyed it!!!! I hope that you have a great week this week too! I am linking my post here
    http://lovemademyhome.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/this-weekend-and-catch-up.html
    Thank you as always for the prompt and opportunity to join in! xx

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  12. Sounds like an awesome weekend. My favourite things. I'm obsessed with the writers of Concord...can't get enough of them. Oh and Ikea, it's so jolly and happy. It's good when out children move to cool places. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's a bit of ours:
    http://cookingupastorminateacup.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/weekend-familiar-food-autumn-rain-and.html

    Have a fun week,
    debx

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  13. ps what an appropriate first image for halloween week...love it...
    dx

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  14. I've never been to any of the historical sites in New England...lots in PA, but nothing further north! Need to remedy that. How fun that you got to go and stand in amazing places, Karen! My weekend was filled with our church conference and knitting!
    http://happyindolevalley.blogspot.com/2015/10/weekending_26.html

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  15. You should have told me you were coming to Boston - I for sure would have met you at Ikea! The traffic is the biggest reason we don't go up there more often. It's awful. Glad you had a fun time!

    http://knit1spin2.blogspot.com/2015/10/weekending_25.html

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    1. Oh how I wish we could have met, but I knew that I had absolutely no time of my own!!!

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  16. How fun to visit such contrasting places for your adventures!!! I've never been to Massachusetts and am grateful for the mini-tour (I have to get there some day!) I love all the colours and energy in IKEA - too bad about the surrounding traffic.

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  17. I love visiting Boston, as there is history to be seen at every turn. Our city was only settled in 1847. It's amazing your area is 250 years older than that!

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  18. Sounds like a fun trip! I also hated history in school, but as I have grown older I grow to love history more and more. Hope you have a slow week and get a chance to recover.

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  19. Oh my gosh, I'm from that area too and haven't been able to visit for several years-your pictures brought me right back home! Thanks so much for sharing, and glad you had a good trip!

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  20. What a lovely {busy} weekend and so much of interest to see! I know what you mean about being used to where and how you live, Karen. The older I get, the more I am a home body...and I love it! Wishing you a lovely week xx

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  21. I have always wanted to see Louisa May Alcott's home! I've heard so many lovely things about it and Little Women is one of my favorite books. Our weekend was full of football and fortunately both Penn State and the Giants won! My husband was a happy camper! xx

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  22. Oh my gosh, I love love love her house—thanks for sharing the photos!

    My weekend: http://thehabitofbeing.com/journal/2015/10/25/on-a-sunday

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  23. Whoa, sounds like a busy but fun weekend. I love the pictures!

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  24. We had lovely weather here. We carved half our pumpkins. I had good jogging weather. I spent my Saturday night watching my Veterinary programs (Dr K's exotic animal , Vet School, ) and knitting away!
    Sunday was spending time with my mom in the nursing home. She is so sweet

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  25. I long to see the East coast in fall--your pictures are so lovely! I share your love for IKEA and have a son who currently works at the one down the hill from me. He is a great enabler--whispering after work one day, "Mom, the Christmas stuff is in" ! IKEA has caused me to fall in love with my husband's scandinavian heritage--especially at the holidays.
    xoxoxo

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    1. you are one lucky lady!! My son loves Ikea and goes into each showroom saying "I could live here". It cracks me up every single time he says it.

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  26. Sounds awesome. And I love the mood in those first two photos

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  27. Oh, how I love New England! The history, the architecture, the autumn colors...Thank you for your beautiful pictures. How cool that you saw Louisa May Alcott's home. I might have shed a tear! *hugs* :)

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  28. OH! Sounds like you had a blast! And I have to agree with you and IKEA. I love going there. So inspiring. Especially at this time of year. This is truly my purging & decluttering time.

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