Moderation in all Things – including Travel

A Roman playwright wrote those famous words and the concept has been shared in the Bible

Dinner on the waters of the Puget Sound

Dinner on the waters of the Puget Sound

but with the word, temperance.   Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures.  Aristotle 

Beth arrived home from Pullman on Sunday.  We left for a wonderful family wedding on the Puget Sound on Thursday.   We spent time with family in Gig Harbor, Fox Island, and Chehalis.  Mornings and evenings were spent enjoying the house that I had rented through VRBO (Vacation Rental By Owner).   Hours could be spent watching wildlife and the changing tides.  We came home and prepared to leave for Boston for 12 days.

Living in a North End Studio of 250 Square feet takes planning.

We’ve been living as North End residents the past 9 days – walking everywhere, using public transportation, eating in wonderful restaurants, using the laundromat, buying groceries at small stores and carrying them back to the studio.

 We’ve experienced two extremes this month.  First living in a massive house where we had to drive miles to any services and then living in about 150 square feet where walking is the fastest way to see anything.

Staying in the North End is like being in Rome. Little alleys open to large apartment buildings and large truck and buses are banned. We’ve seen so much of Boston that we feel we know the town. We’ve been to the Museum of Fine Arts twice, a baseball game at Fenway, the JFK Library, Duck and Trolley tours, North End Freedom Trail Organization Walking tour and taken a cruise of Boston Harbor.  Steve and I are experts using the “T” or subway system.  We have been able to locate a Goodwill, take the right T stop, walk to the Museum of Fine Arts,  then walk through a park, “The Fens”, and arrive at Fenway Park to watch the Red Sox play the Cleveland Indians.    Today we are joining Jenni and Mike at a theater and watching the new “Star Trek” movie.   Tomorrow will be church service at 11 AM where Paul Revere saw the two lanterns and began his ride to warn the colonists that the British were coming by sea.   Free concert in Columbus Park at 6:30 if the weather is tolerable and then time in Boston is over.

As I wrote earlier, I think two out of town trips, only 2 days apart is not moderation.   Thankfully, future trips are planned months apart for the rest of the summer.


About Sherri Robinson

Enjoying time with my wonderful husband after my two amazing daughters have left on adventures in New York and Seattle, avid reader, exploring the world, sharing time with friends near and far, living my Christian faith.
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