The am was spent on the couch or in the garage. In the afternoon we went bowling and to the arcade.
JMan at the ready.
JMan plan for Thursday was deep sea fishing. A quick google search found Yankee Fleet out of Gloucester MA. I booked a 1/2 trip, we packed lunch and hit the road. We ended up on the Yankee Freedom, a well used but sea worthy vessel.
I have the same feeling about boat as I do with planes, as long as they work within their designed purpose I’m very happy. Planes need to go up and down in one piece, and boats just need to stay up!
JMan at the dock.
JMan was not feeling the best so we missed most of the fishing at the first stopping point. However, after a few minutes he was up and running and by stopping point three we were catching fish. Most were toss backs but we did get a few good sized Haddock that we’ll be having for lunch on Friday.
All in all its was a fun day. If I were to go again with Yankee Fleet I would most likely go on one of their Limited Capacity Tuesday trips. Elbow room on the trip was a premium and more than once we got snagged lines. Non the less it was fun.
Tuesday was a wash in many ways as it rained for most of the day. JMan decided that that a combination of WiiU and iPod gaming would fit the bill. We did manage to stop by the hardware store for for stuff and also hit the Apple Store for some additional game time…….one can never have to much!
Wednesday was nice, however we went to Shaun the sheep movie in the am. It’s very funny and has lots of adult jokes and some classic kid ones that the whole family will enjoy. I really like claymation stop motion movies and this one is done well.
In the afternoon we needed to play with power tools. As part of a warranty process we needed to cut a rather large opening in the top of a cargo box. This was a fun project. Go here for a short video.
JMan ready for action.
We’ll work on his stance, but he’s a good shot.
This week I’m hanging out with JMan. Yesterday we needed you know up GMan in York ME so we revisited the U.S. Albacore in Portsmouth NH I the way up. Go here for another post I did on the submarine.
JMan trying out a bunk.
This is the main propeller bearing. At one point the Albacore was split, lengthened and an extra motor was installed. It actually have two drive shafts, one is a tube and the other is inside. As the sub was a research vessel this was a very inventive way of testing different propulsion systems.
Quick drive into downtown Portsmouth for lunch at Fat Belly’s. Good food and good service and no lines.
As we’d say in Ireland “it’s a soft day” or “it’s a grand high stool day”. We settled for breakfast at Blackbird Cafe and some game time.
Our neighbors have an annual BBQ in Campton NH. Each year they invite us and for some reason or other we never made it. This year JMan and I made it to the Campton Party.
JMan making ice cream.
View up the river from the back of the house.
End results of making ice cream. Yes, it was a lot of work, but worth it.
Our home for the night.
Lights out all.
JMan giving the thumbs up on breakfast.
Soon enough JMan and his shadow will be bigger and taller than me.
Crossing the covered bridge on the way home.
JMan and I had a great time and we are we would like to again thank our hosts J & K it was also nice to see L. We’ll be back!
Jess and I spent the day walking around Boston.
Trinity Church – Just go and take the tour. It’s an amazing space with lots of history.
One of the front doors.
Trinity from inside the Boston Public Library.
Lunch at Galleria Umberto, North End – Good eats and cheap. $12 and some change for both of us to eat all we needed for lunch. However, the line is always out the door and when the food is gone they close the door! The menu has 6 food items, soda and a few beers. If your a fussy eater don’t bother, but if you want a decent lunch with a really good Aranchini head on down for a real treat.
Privately owned public space – 470 Atlantic Avenue. Head into the lobby and ask to go to the observation deck. Jess heard a story on NPR about spaces like these and we decided to go find one. Great views and its free!
Sign brackets – Many years ago I welded for a living. One of our trucks backed into the Dunkin Donuts sign on Atlantic Ave (near the Aquarium) and I was dispatched to fix it. While I was working away a Boston police officer came over to see what was going on. I lifted my helmets and we chatted for a few minutes. He was not impressed that I first parked on the side walk, second had no work permit, but he simply smiled and said get it done and get out of here when I used a parking meter as an anchor point to come-a-long the sign into place! By my guess the brackets at 20+ years in place.
Next time you are in the area look up at the Dunkin Donuts sign, it’s the only one with corner bracket.
The T – No trip to Boston is complete without a ride on the T.
Boston Public Library – In all the years I lived around Boston I never toured the existing portion of the BPL. This is truly a wonderful space and the inner courtyard is a gem in the heart of Boston. The bonus was a free concert. The Wiles put on a great show and everyone enjoyed it.
I’m fairly certain that McKim, Mead and White did not see this juxtaposition when designing the BPL.
Main stair. They (we) don’t build them like they used too.
Another doorway off the foyer.
The Wiles. Go here for more information.
Public Alley 439