posted by Tony on Thursday 2005 Sep 15 at 12:20
Haven't had much time to write the last few weeks because we've been
super busy. Labor Day wekend was Joanne and Norm's wedding which was a
spectacular bash. I'm working on the photos now and hopefully will
begin to get those posted this weekend. We also attended the Newtown CT
Labor Day parade which was really nice.
Quan started taking a class at Massasoit
the day after Labor Day. She attends two days a week and is enjoying it so far.
Last Friday we went to see Green Day
in Hartford. They put on a great show, though I think there music and
natural stage demeanor make the show and the pyrotechnics, water guns
and other stunts are a bit of a distraction. But make no mistake, they
rock out and had the crown on their feet for the whole evening. Jimmy Eat World
warmed up and they were quite good also. We also had a great dinner at City Steam Brewery
before the show. If your going to a show at the Hartford Civic Center,
I'd recommend this as a good pre-show spot, and I didn't even sample
Saturday we picked up Angela and Wendy (my aunt and cousin from the UK)
and brought them up our ways for the weekend. Saturday night we showed
them Providence and Waterfire
. Jerry and Jenn
met us at the Trinity for dinner, but unfortunetly we got seated downstairs which is a bit like dining in a dungeon.
On Sunday we went to Boston with the vision of walking the Freedom Trail
. We took the Orange line up to the Community College stop and then walked to the Bunker Hill Monument
where the trail starts (or ends according to most guide). I'd never
been to Charlestown before, but we all enjoyed walking through the
streets there and admiring the old buildings. It took us about two
hours to get from Bunker Hill to Boston, including a stop at Cold Stone Creamery
(their Cheesecake fantasy rules imho). We then meanered through the Old
North Church, Paul Revere's House and the Italian section of the North
End before we got to Faneuil Hall where we called it a day.
The day ended with a long ride on the Green Line out past Boston U to go to Quan's favorite Korean restaurant, Buk Kyung II
Despite my meal not getting ordered and the waitress just not
understanding us when we asked about it, I think everyone enjoyed the