This weekend, my parents, the Donleys, and the Beinkempers ( sans Will) all made the trip to Des Moines. We spent most of the weekend hanging out at our house, but enjoyed a few outings to the East Village, Ledges State Parks, and The Machine Shed.
Today I took the day off work and we explored Boston.
Today after work we made the 90-minute drive from our stopover in Sturbridge to Wright Locke Farm, just outside of Boston. Susan’s friend, Adrienne, is the farmer there. We are boondocking for a couple of days (and also using the facilities in her house).
The farm is beautiful, with a few fields, chickens, goats, and many hiking trails. My favorite thing that we got to see is the ice house, where they would store ice for use throughout the year. I remember reading about it in Farmer Boy and it was cool to see an actual ice house.
After spending Friday on our own in New York, we spent Saturday with the Foley-Murphys. Susan and Andrea have been friends since second grade and John (Murph) was one of Susan’s first friends in college. They have lived in Brooklyn since graduating from college.