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We interrupt our scheduled programme - [Aug. 10th, 2014|10:11 pm]
shewhomust
- to bring you a newsflash:

durham_rambler and I have booked our flights to the States next month! The long-planned holiday really is happening. I'm as surprised about this as you are - in fact more, because there is nothing inherently unlikely about it, but as dates crumbled and prices rose we became more and more incapable of reaching a decision. In the end we walked into the Flight Centre shop, and threw ourselves on the mercy of the nice man, who compared all the variables and came up with something that looks entirely satisfactory.

So we fly in to Boston on Monday 8th September, spend a week in the Boston area and then fly on to San Francisco on Monday 15th for two weeks in California.

We're looking forward to being tourists, and we're looking forward to seeing friends: beyond that we haven't planned yet.

We have four weeks to think about it. They are going to be four busy weeks, what with finishing things that have to be finished before we go away, and fitting that around things we have already arranged to do - fun things, all of them. We'll survive!
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[User Picture]From: nineweaving
2014-08-10 09:59 pm (UTC)
How splendid! I hope to take you round and give you dinner, and other pleasant engagements.

Nine
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-08-11 09:06 am (UTC)
Your overmantel is certainly one of the must-see sights on our itinerary!
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[User Picture]From: nineweaving
2014-08-11 06:35 pm (UTC)
Bless you. Stonehenge I'm not, but I would love to give you tea by the overmantel.

Nine
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[User Picture]From: rushthatspeaks
2014-08-10 10:13 pm (UTC)
I would very much love to meet you guys in person while you're in the Boston area, which could be done in conjunction with nineweaving or otherwise. Let me know!
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[User Picture]From: negothick
2014-08-10 11:02 pm (UTC)
If you've always longed to visit Salem, I'd love to be your guide.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-08-11 11:47 am (UTC)
Thank you for that kind offer! We have been to Salem, and would happily return, especially with that incentive - but we won't have a car at that point, so I don't think it will be possible.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-08-11 09:09 am (UTC)
You are one of the people I was hoping would take the bait - yes, certainly we should meet!
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[User Picture]From: negothick
2014-08-11 08:08 pm (UTC)
I would have a car, so that's no problem. I may be able to get us in to the Rebecca Nurse house in Danvers, which is open only by appointment. It's the real thing, not like those tourist trap "witch houses" in Salem.
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[User Picture]From: athenais
2014-08-11 12:54 am (UTC)
Excellent! Maybe Chaz will cook for us. :D
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-08-11 09:10 am (UTC)
Chaz'z cooking is a large part of my plan, certainly. And I hoped we might organise a photographic expedition, too.
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[User Picture]From: hairyears
2014-08-11 07:18 am (UTC)
Surely it costs more to book so late?
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-08-11 09:12 am (UTC)
There were reasons for the delay, not all of them pure incompetence. Considering which, we seem to have got off comparatively lightly.
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[User Picture]From: helenraven
2014-08-11 08:07 am (UTC)
How exciting! Have a wonderful time.

In Boston, I recommend the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
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[User Picture]From: nineweaving
2014-08-11 08:31 am (UTC)
ISG warmly seconded.

Nine
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[User Picture]From: durham_rambler
2014-08-11 08:58 am (UTC)
We have indeed been there, but it was a long time ago, before the robbery I think.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-08-11 09:16 am (UTC)
We have, as durham_rambler says, visited the ISG, but long, long ago. The last several times we have been in the Boston area, they were digging the Big Hole in the Ground, and we avoinded the city entirely, so I'm looking forward to touristing there again!
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-08-12 07:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you, sweetie! Now I will reply to your e-mail...
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