My week so far

I’m in the home stretch of my visit. I must confess that I’ve had a “senior moment”–I thought I was leaving Thursday night and arriving home Friday morning. Well, I got my dates wrong. I’m leaving on Friday night and arriving home on Saturday morning.

Normally this would just embarrass me. However, I had actually made a dinner engagement in London for Friday night with a LiveJournal friend, and I’m hoping that he’ll be able to reschedule for Saturday.

Tuesday evening I attended Philanthropic Lodge here in Marblehead; the work was initiating four men, who joined five men who were initiated Monday night. I had never seen an initiation here and found it very close to what we do in Goliath Lodge in London. Much closer, in fact, than the second and third degrees.

Wednesday was a lovely day. In the morning I finally met , the mother of . We spent a wonderful day wandering around Marblehead, having lunch on the waterfront, and generally enjoying the day. Marblehead is, of course, a very old town with a lot of history behind it. We visited Abbot Hall, where the famour painting “The Spirit of 76” hangs, as well as Fort Sewall, where the town defenses against the French and the English were concentrated. Unfortunately, there was a lot of mist on the harbour, which meant that fantastic views of the Neck and the lighthouse over there were impossible.

We did take pictures ( insisted that wouldn’t believe that we had met unless there was at least one picture of us together, so we took one. I will put them up when I get back.

Last night I met a friend who is the other owner of the Luti list for dinner–we went to the Outback Steakhouse (#2 for me this trip) and I ate much more sparingly than I did last week.

Today I will be dropping downtown to connect up with the Intarwebs and file this blog entry, and finishing packing up. I mostly got packed yesterday and felt very accomplished.

One Response to “My week so far”

  1. momshapedbox says:

    I had a wonderful day!! No Problems getting home..just a little traffic in Salem.

    Thank you so much for a lovely lunch by the water and a fab dessert.!! That was so sweet of you. Have a safe and uneventful trip back.

    Luv Sue