On April 1st Ligeia flew to Hartford, CT where her friend Beth picked her up. Together we spent some time at her beautiful home in Bloomfield and then went to a fabulous Indian restaurant for lunch. Here were are after a very full and delicious meal:
Ligeia spent the evening with her aunt Dorothy, who made a fantastic dinner. Here she is with the friendliest cat ever, Jakie:
Very early the next morning Ligeia took a 2-hour bus ride to Boston where she was met by her parents, who had driven down from their home in Vermont. We all drove to Walden Pond to go for a bit of a hike and to experience Thoreau’s woods.
First, we explored a replica of Thoreau’s house. It was amazing how small it was yet he seemed to have everything he needed. Here are Mom and Dad in front of the house:
We then proceeded to walk around the entire lake. It was gorgeous:
We were very excited to come across the real site of his house. This quote was most appropriately in front of the site:
Here’s Ligeia standing in Thoreau’s house right in front of the fireplace:
Ligeia and her Mom decided to make a cairn as many others had done before. I think we did a pretty good job:
After a short visit with Ligeia’s friends Keith and Li, we all drove back to Vermont where Ligeia will stay until Saturday when she takes a bus to Montreal.
Our first day included some farming and preparing for a large shipment of trees and various other plants. Ligeia is particularly excited about planting the trees. Here she has prepared a hole for an apple tree:
There will be more pictures to come as the week progresses. I hope everyone is enjoying the spring.
Lots of love,