First, I went to Boston (or the Boston area rather) a couple of weeks ago. It was memorable and personally meaningful to spend time with my Aunt (Godmother) & Uncle out there, but nothing easy to put into words for a public journal really. I weeded their adorable garden (which took about two seconds after weeding on a farm so many times) and Christina particularly enjoyed Macy’s at a nearby mall. They live in a beautiful small neighborhood. It’s amazingly green everywhere, as it is here, except most roads are narrower with less shoulder, and the “green” seems different. Thicker, maybe? Closer? Different plants? Wonderful nonetheless. No problems with the upcoming Democratic convention, as we didn’t really go into the city itself. And they’re thinking of moving back here in the next couple of years — I hope they do.