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... the trolley near our favored North End, and then visited Old North Church, where Paul Revere's famed "One if by land, Two if by sea" signal lanterns were displayed in 1775. After attending mass at another local church (which was lovely, but could have benefited from central air in the humid summer temps :), we enjoyed the festival of the week, St. Agrippina di Mineo Feast.
Returning to our hotel, we had a snack and cocktail on the Bacco ...
... great for seeing the route on paper, but hard to adjust to after using the larger scale maps of recent weeks.
Much of the time we walked on leaves and roots and stones - so much melting since the foot of snow just a week ago!
Not far along the path we came to the northeast end of Fairyland Pond, a delightful, man-made pond and once the playground ...
... the Old Rail Trail. Thirteen of us in all!
Very soon the trail swung east and the ground leveled out along the railroad right of way. Easy going, except for the narrow path set down by walkers and skiers since last weekend's storm. Most of us walked alongside the tracks - very crunchy at this point, hard to hear anyone speaking.
... we reached the trailhead sign, the rain had stopped.
We took the lefthand trail and passed *********et Hill, once a ski jump and now a cleared hill for hiking and biking. Confident that we were "on the trail" to the site of the sawmill I had scouted out earlier in the week, we chatted and... turned left again. Too soon! We were headed southwest instead of west and were soon on trails I had never seen.
With the help of several young men who knew the woods, we headed ...
So I woke up today with the news of an Obama victory, most of Massachusetts are happy with this as Romney used to be their Governor and by all accounts didn't do a very good job of it. There were one or two disappointed faces today but that's to be expected, we don't all share the same political view points.
So with the Metro in my hands (see picture) I headed off on the Red Line from Downtown Crossing ...