31st July 2014
90 Independence Street, Canton, Boston, MA. First full day in the US. This will be a day to rest. Sat on the deck in very warm breeze watching blue jays, red cardinals and 3 tiny humming birds , amongst other things chasing about the garden. Such a treat to do nothing but watch and listen. There is also something quintessentially American about the sound of trains as they pass through in the distance. Went on a visit to one of Rose’s friends. They have a black painted swimming pool, which appears like indigo – inky dark. Wish we could have been swimming in it ! Then off to Old Navy to get Nell some flip flops. Something has been killing grey squirrels here too. Steve says that four of the things have been found in the garden recently. One was still there on the lawn last night when we arrived. This morning only the tail was still there. We had a great journey over this time. We travelled via Dublin, from Heathrow. The advantage was that we cleared US Customs and Immigration in Ireland, which meant that we came into Logan via domestic flights, which really sped things up and wasn’t nearly so nerve wracking as usual. Heathrow Terminal 2 was a dream. Hardly anyone around, brand new with really helpful staff. The best check-in experience ever. Richard Wilson’s new sculpture is equally impressive, Actually it is stunning and has an air, both of modernity and fluidity as well as referencing the glamour & physicality of early passenger flight.