Wednesday, September 12, 2007

North Shore of Boston, Cape Ann, Ipswich, Essex

Monday, after a good breakfast at the hotel, we drove up the North Shore of Boston through Cape Ann, Glouchester, Rockport, Ipswich (see the Clam Box - the sweetest clams I've ever eaten - truly YUMMY!), and Essex before returning to Manchester, NH to fly home. It was cloudy, but quite pleasant, and we loved taking the quiet, back roads past perfect villages and the ocean.
We particulary sought out properties owned by the SPNEA (Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities) - Cogswell's Grant (the peach colored house), Spence-Peirce-Little Farm, and the Coffin House. At the farm we saw the sheep and the goat peeking around the barn, and we passed an alpaca farm on the lane coming into the farm. That was lots of fun. Nothing was open on a Monday, but we'll hope to come back on a weekend to go inside.
Wish you could've been with us, Mom, but hope these photos bring back some happy memories for you.

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