Boston Trip, Part Four in Travels with ConnieK

  • Oct. 30, 2017, 8:09 p.m.
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Day Four (Tuesday) was spent doing the traditional shopping on Bearskin Neck. I notice that each time I return there are fewer art galleries and more gift shops, all selling the same touristy stuff.

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I loved this house. Note the bedroom downstairs. Wouldn’t you LOVE to wake up every morning in that room with that view? I would!

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The lobster BLT we had for lunch was FABULOUS

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but not as good as the steamed lobster at dinner with my step-brother and his fiancé, my stepmother and her husband, and the kids.

We stayed another night at my step-mother’s house, the kids stayed at the hotel. Don’t feel bad for them…their top floor rooms were full living units overlooking Front Beach. Here are some extra shots of the house we stayed at. I didn’t take as many as I have in the past. Its a beautifully appointed home, I’d call it casual chic, I suppose.

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Oh, and there’s an architectural oddity we found in older Boston area homes! Not in my stepmother’s house, which has been modernized to meet today’s technology, but in older homes, including the east Boston AirBnB: the light switch for the bathroom is OUTSIDE the door, rather than inside. Quirky.

We leave Rockport for Salem, Lexington, and Concord in my next post.

Shattered October 30, 2017


ConnieK Shattered ⋅ October 30, 2017

Yeah...but I'd go broke living there. LOL!

GypsyWynd October 30, 2017

Rockport brought back memories.
I could eat the lobster BLT right off the screen!

ConnieK GypsyWynd ⋅ October 30, 2017

They're generous with lobster portions in Rockport. Legal Seafood, not so much.

QueenSuzu October 30, 2017

Really nice.

woman in the moon October 31, 2017

I like your interest in the buildings (wink).

ConnieK woman in the moon ⋅ October 31, 2017

Architecture has always been a passion of mine, believe it or not!

woman in the moon ConnieK ⋅ November 01, 2017

I can see the family business - I like it. Away son is involved in building too. It's a different//good way of looking at things.
Not unlike the farmer who sees farming in everything.

Eriu October 31, 2017

Lovely scenery and I love the architecture! A bedroom like that, methinks, would make me think I died and went to heaven!

ConnieK Eriu ⋅ October 31, 2017

Isn't it an incredible view? Can't imagine the price of the house. A million at the very least, I think.

a mote, floating October 31, 2017

Love the photos! And the lobstah!

Speaking of architecture, I've done work for the Harvard GSD and continue to do work for the BSA and Architecture Boston, which is a great magazine:
Years ago, AB put one of my comments into a sidebar. It's on the last page of this article:

ConnieK a mote, floating ⋅ October 31, 2017

Fabulous fountain description! Looks like a fun magazine. :)

Chic Chat November 01, 2017

I'm in love with that house. I could easily enjoy waking up with that view for the rest of my life, second only to waking up right on the beach in Florida!!

ConnieK Chic Chat ⋅ November 01, 2017

Amen! Let's go! :)

raeven November 01, 2017

I am basically living on Rockport now. Technically, it's Gloucester, but it's literally Rockport. I am so not a fan of this area at all. I think it's super creepy for some reason. It actually makes my skin crawl.

Caught you on the front page... enjoyed reading your Boston entries.

ConnieK raeven ⋅ November 01, 2017

Our summer home was on Wingaersheek Beach. I love Rockport and the surrounding area. :)

raeven ConnieK ⋅ November 01, 2017

I'm not sure why I have this reaction to this area? I felt it the very first time I came down here to visit my brother 12 years ago (I was coming from Portsmouth, NH).. the energy seemed to shift for me at the intersection of Rt. 1 and Rt. 133. Technically, I can see why people love this area.. I just have a strange reaction to it.

ConnieK raeven ⋅ November 01, 2017

I have a childhood friend that is convinced her beach bungalow was haunted. I think it has more to do with the rugged coastal roots and the rugged people who settled there and where their ancestors still live. Add in long winters and heavy fog and imagination and its easy to see ghosts everywhere in New England. You probably picked up the vibe.

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