Arlene had a simple but tasty dish of turkey tips, salad, mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus with a Caesar salad. I had chicken, ziti and broccoli. Once again a pretty simple dish. It would have to be if I can make it. However I wish I knew how the chef made that clear sauce. Just a small amount on the bottom of the plate. Man was it good!
Anyway it was such a beautiful day we ended up at the Mount Auburn Cemetery. I've never been there in the Spring. In my semi retirement I now work back at the store in Cambridge which is right across the street. Not only is this a place for the departed but for the living as well. It was the first landscaped Cemetery in the country. It has trees from various parts of the world. Hills and valleys. A couple of ponds. Two chapels and some famous people. Politicians, religious people, a man named Charles Bulfinch who was this countries first native born architect. He designed the state houses of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maine and later was commissioned by the President to design the Capital Building.
The painter Homer Winslow, Edwin Land (Polaroid Camera), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and a headstone I stumbled across, Curt Gowdy.
This place is 175 acres right in the middle of Cambridge. A city just across the Charles River from Boston. It's densely populated with about 106,000 people. The entrance I use is on a main road with businesses, my store, gas stations and homes. In one direction you head towards Harvard Square and Boston, the other into suburbia. Yet once inside you are in a serene, beautiful setting.
Here's a quick video. It's less than a minute. I was using a different camera and I really have to improve my video recording skills. Still it gives you an idea of the calm setting.
I still have not explored all of this place. When you park you really have to be aware of where you are because of all the twisty paths, hills and valleys. I certainly can see getting confused as to where you are when you wander about. We parked and explored the immediate area then we got back into the car, drove a bit more and parked again.
We got a good walk in with the hills and all. Leaving wasn't too bad. You kind of head back toward the gate, at least you make your best guess, and eventually you run into a sign setting you off in the proper direction. We then made our way to a coffee shop for a cuppa and something sweet.
It was a picture book day that we got to enjoy. Grab 'em when you can I say. It sure beats slicing a pound and a half of Genoa salami.
I'm outta here.