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I went to Boston this weekend. Where was the last place you went?

-- Kymm (, September 19, 2000


Boston! This weekend! To see Patrick!, and Patrick's play. I didn't do the train though, we drove through New Jersey, through Connecticut, through Rhode Island and into Boston. 8 hours of driving each way, but I've done that in Australia and just ended up in Ceduna, so no worries there. Before that, I went to Philadelphia, a few weeks ago, to see a play at the Walnut Street Theatre. Play's seem to be the thing that gets me out of Millville. Of course, then there's Journal Con coming up in 3 weeks, no play there. Course, with a room full of OLJers, the drama's all going to be in the people, so it'll do nicely.

-- Amanda Page (, September 19, 2000.

I just got back from the U.P. That is the most beautiful place I have ever seen. Nothing but natural forests. We saw 3 bald eagles, 2 tiny foxes playing with a mouse, and the obligatory gajillion deer. You hear nothing but the sound of Lake Superior and the slight rustle of the trees from the tiniest wind blowing. Gah, it's so refreshing. You can buy a 1200 sq. ft. house with land for $40k. I want to live there so bad!

-- Amy T. (, September 19, 2000.

I just had my summer vacation the last two weeks of August at the end of the world, Provincetown, Massachusetts. It combines most of my favorite vacation items: friends, quiet, the seaside, good restaurants, and a nude beach. What more coule one ask for?


-- Robert (, September 19, 2000.

I went to Maine in August. Getting there and getting back was hellish, but the time there was nice. Lovely weather, and I got to play with my niece and nephews. It had been too long since I'd had a splash fight.

-- Laura (, September 19, 2000.

I went to Baltimore this past weekend to visit my nephew and niece (oh, yeah, my sister and brother-in-law too).

-- Catherine (, September 19, 2000.

I spent the weekend in Greenwich, NJ, visiting family and friends. Greenwich (pronounced Green Witch) is a pre-revolutionary town near the Delaware Bay and is one of 5 towns in the colonies that had a "Boston" tea party. Locals ransacked a British frigate and burned its cargo of tea. The whole town of Greenwich is on the historic register and every house is at least 200 years old. There's an old mansion that, it is said, no one can live in for long because of the mournful, ghostly racket. Beside that, it's quiet and friendly and beautiful, wedged as it is between neat soybean fields and the bay. They say, though, that the greenhead flies are monstrous during June and the first half of July. If you've never experienced greenheads, they like to land on you and bite off a largish chunk of your flesh. The only good thing is that they are stupid and slow and you can usually smash them before they can get away.

-- Jon Arthur (, September 19, 2000.

Hey, I was in Boston this weekend too! Also to see Patrick's show! If I'd known you were going to be there, Kymm, I'd have met three OLJ's instead of two. I'd have tripled my fun! WHY didn't you TELL me????

-- Vena (, September 19, 2000.

I spent August meandering around Russia (St. Petersburg, Moscow, Lake Baikal, Ulan Ude), Tuva, Mongolia and a bit of China (just a couple of days in Beijing. Tuva was incredible - almost no other Westerners there and amazing hospitality (and amazingly bad roads). Of course, I've been on two business trips since I got back, but those don't count.

-- Miriam Nadel (, September 22, 2000.

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