The college/career age group at church meet every Thursday night to watch a movie. Actually during the regular school year, it is Bible Study night, but they are taking a break for the summer. I look forward to that night as I get to take a break from everything else and also get to hang out with other people. I have watched Miss Congeniality, Just visiting, The Replacements and Mars Attack. There will be a lot more to come, I am sure.
The first weekend I was here, Charlene and I babysat her younger siblings, Lydia and Ian. On Saturday we went to watch the airshow performed at the Hanscom Airbase. We biked the whole way there and the whole way back. Needless to say, I was half dead by the time we got there and died the rest of the way back. But it was a lot of fun. We got to watch some feats performed, but didn't get to see the whole thing.
A group of us went to the Harvard Museum on Saturday, June 15th. It is an impressive place. They have a whole section of glass flowers that were made over a period of 50 years. The flowers look so real, that even after they told me it was glasss I refused to believe it! They also had an amazing collection of animals and gem stones. I wouldn't usually go to a Museum for fun, but it was fun to hang out with friends and see the University.
It seemed like every Sunday after church, we have gone out to eat. I have been to three cookouts with different groups of people and also the church picnic. The picnic was a lot of fun. It was a pleasant day outside. They organized some fun games like three-legged race, pie eating contest and Stump your pastors. I also had a LOT of pizza. Bertucci's is Boston's speciality, so anytime a former Bostonian came to visit, we took them to Bertuccis'. It is really good pizza.
Another integral part of WEFC is getting together to do stuff. We have had a couple girls' nights, where we either order pizza or someone cooks and then we watch a movie, that would be prohibited by the guys at Movie Nights. The girls ware so great. I love hanging out with them. They have been wonderful. They also have periodic game nights. I have been to one so far. We played the 80's version of Trivial Pursuit. The best part of the game was helping each other come up with the answers since we decided it was too hard to figure it out on our own.
This was my first 4th of July in the US. I didn't go into work. I got to sleep in a little bit and relax. For lunch we went to the North Shore to visit some friends of the Reids. It was a hot sweltering day with temperatures in the 100's. We got to sit in the shade and cool off by dipping our feet in the kiddy pool. Later in the evening, or more like at night we went and watched fireworks from a local town. It was fun. The best view was from the cemetary nearby so thats where we watched them from.