Not that you could tell from the following photos, but yes, I really did attend my conference session today. Our group skipped the afternoon session to go on a tour of Boston. I might have felt guilty about that, except that it was my boss who arranged for the tour. Who was I to say "no"?
But first of all, I had another wonderful morning walk. This time Detta and I walked about half of the Freedom Trail, filled with historic sites.
Sorry, Mark. Please don't be jealous of the frog.
A funny note from the tour. The trolley drives had so many interesting facts to share. At one point as we drove past one of the original subway entrances from the late 1890s, the tour driver mentioned the old folk song about "Charlie," who got stuck beneath the streets of Boston because he couldn't find his way out of the subway system. He was "the man who never returned." Today the subway tickets are called "Charlies" in his honor.
I remember listening (many times) to the song on a Kingston Trio record my parents owned when I was a child. So when the trolley driver played a clip from the chorus of the song, and invited us to sing along, I belted out the chorus along with the recording. Haha! I think I was the only one on the trolley singing it. One of the younger TOSAs looked over at me and said, "Kathy, I think this means you're old." Yup, she is soooo right.
Then, this evening...
Carol took all of us out for dessert on the 52nd floor of the Prudential Tower. Very swanky.
One more conference session tomorrow morning, and then we'll head to the airport. Portland, here I come!