Vacation in Boston

(My brother's 40th Birthday)

For the Fourth of July holiday, we travelled to Boston to surprise my brother for his 40th birthday.

While in Massachusetts, we stayed at my sister's house.  On the first night, it was unusually cool, and
we decided to have a fire in the fire pit on her deck.  We had water melon and roasted marshmellows.

The big moment when we surprised him.  Despite him discovering that we had come into town the previous day, he did not suspect
that this party had been organized for him.

The party was in Winter Island Park in Massachusetts.  From the windows of the party location, we had a view over a beach with Boston in the distance.  His wife arranged for a clam bake on the premises with hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob, clam chowder, steamed clams, steaks and lobsters.  The birthday boy was brought to the location by Steve, his long-time friend, under the guise of looking at a jet ski.  As he arrived, he caught a glimpse of Maya, but still did not suspect anything.  We took him completely by surprise.

The sumptuous clambake was expertly provided by Ipswitch Clambake Seafood and Catering Company.  All the food was cooked
right at the party.  My brother decided to 'help out'.

The kids liked skipping stones from the beach in front of the party location.

The cake was a delicious chocolate layer cake.

At the conclusion of a great day and a great party.

We toured Salem and the historic sites about the Witch Trials.

Stephanie was fascinated by the memorial to the Salem Witch trails.  Some names
on the memorial are on books she has read about the era.

We rollerbladed along the Lynn waterfront.  It was great weather and the boardwalk was
nice and smooth.  My brother also went with us as he is also an avid skater.

Fariba hosted us for a party on July 3rd, and we saw the fireworks by the town of Lynn along the sea side.

We had a wonderful dinner prior to that at  the hostess' beautiful house.

As is our custom, we found rinks and places to skate on our roadtrips.  This is
at Rollon-America.

Of course, being so close to Boston on this trip, we had to have some Dim Sum.  This was on
the July 4th holiday.

At the famous "Make way for ducklings" statue.
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