Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Amazing Sites In Boston

Shira and I headed to Boston today for a bit of R & R, as well as to visit her sister. Here are a few sites which impressed me today...

We started off our day with a visit to Faneuil Hall. This site has been witness to many critical debates in our country's history, going back as far as Samuel Adams recommending we rebel against Great Britain.

I simply can't fathom what it must have been like to have this debate. The immense risk, the long shot odds and then of course, the amazing outcome. This makes issues like weaning ourselves off of foreign oil seem like a walk in the park.

We simply had to take in all the important historical sites around Faneuil Hall, no exceptions. Shira lead me into one exhibition that she particularly wanted to study. Apparently it's for the famous patriot Ann Taylor. I'm not sure what her contribution to our country was, other than giving me time to contemplate the founding fathers while Shira tried stuff on in the dressing room.

But, the really amazing site that we saw wasn't in some historic building. It took place in a doctors office. Today, we got to hang out with Shira's sister, as she had a very thorough ultrasound done for the twins she and her hubby are expecting. There's just a fundamental difference in knowing someone is pregnant, and actually seeing the babies as real live entities. Wow.

Sure, the tech would occasionally point to a dark void and say, "see, there's the stomach" and I would smile and nod. But, plenty of times, there were definitely features I could make out.

Dude, there are two real live babies in there - I've seen them for myself.

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