Last fall I was on a family visit to Massachusetts (my hometown is Lexington), and one afternoon I went to Rockport for a walk. It was a bright sunny day and perfect for seeing both the water and many of the interesting shops there. Since it was autumn the flowers looked like this:
I found some unique shops too – the candy store was one of my favorites!
But looking at the water provided some of the most charming views.
I’m really looking forward to visiting there again as soon as possible!
The topic of multiples reminded me of the last time I was in Italy. I took lots of pictures of one of my favorite subjects – chocolate! Not surprisingly I had many pictures to choose from. And since I’m reasonably sure pictures of chocolate don’t have any calories, here they are.
Chocolate should probably be purchased in multiples too.
Just when you thought you’d bought enough souvenirs from a trip to Italy, there’s one more opportunity at the airport shops. Here are all the designers you somehow missed in Florence or Milan, as well as duty-free shops for things like candy or perfume. And since you’ve checked your luggage, why not get a few more keepsakes to carry on the plane? What’s surprising is that I couldn’t find anywhere to buy one last gelato (and I really looked).
Chocolate is something that many people enjoy receiving as a gift. However, I’ve found that chocolate rarely makes it back to the people who might have liked it. This is because I can’t stop thinking about the delicious chocolate bars sitting in my suitcase, and I really can’t resist them. It’s almost a relief when I’ve eaten them. Then I can think about something else to take back as a gift.