Thursday, July 3, 2014

Walk along High Street

Since the moment Mark and I arrived in the US, about two months ago (yes, time flies!), we have moved into the condo of his parents in Newburyport, Massachusetts. They have a room with a separate entrance above their garage, which we call home for the time being. We sleep in a sofa bed, have our own bathroom, porch, desks to work at and some level of privacy. It works out great: we do our own thing during the day (which mostly entails computer work and cancer treatments) and hang out and catch up with them in the evening.

Newburyport is a special place. Tourists like to come here to walk along the waterfront, stroll the historic downtown area with a plethora of bars, restaurants, and stores, and browse the specialty shops. During the summer weekends, the town is a mad house, and we avoid it at all cost. On other days, we enjoy a walk through the neighborhood or along the river. At this time of the year, there are sailboats “everywhere”! The high temperatures have arrived as well, which restricts our time outside these days. It is hot and humid, not too different from Tahiti!

One of the things I have been wanting to do for many weeks, is getting dropped off at a shopping mall out of town to do some needed clothes shopping (and get a haircut) and walking home from there. Recently, on a pleasant, sunny day, this is exactly what happened: I had my exercise walking home on the shaded footpath along High Street, gazing at all the stately, historical buildings along the way. They are a big part of what this area is about, so I figured I’d share some pictures.

Along High Street

Along High Street

Church along High Street

Along High Street

Local high school along High Street

Along High Street

Along High Street

Another church along High Street

House where Mark's sister Dru and Brian used to live

Stan and Carol's condo is part of this house

In the beautiful garden, built and maintained by Carol

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