then, we went to the same brother-in-law's house, and i got to meet mark's sister, annette, her husband milt and their two daughters. we went to the pond and the dogs went swimming with some new friends. sam was busy fetching his stick. there was another retriever there who occasionally would help sam. seeing those two dogs swimming next to each other, each holding half a stick in his mouth, was one of the funniest things i have seen in a while.
we made chili and played apples to apples and rock band. of course, there was a red sox game on so i tried to act interested for awhile. (i really am trying to enjoy watching baseball on tv but im guessing i still have a ways to go.)
sunday morning we drove into boston to go to church at parkstreet church. the first anti-slavery speech in america was made on the front steps of this church. they are celebratingtheir 200th anniversary this month. crazy! we went on a whirlwind tour of boston, including brunch at fanieul hall, driving through the harvard campus (i went to harvard...er... hahvahd!!), and stopping to walk along the inner harbor. it was great. there were street performers and crowds. it reminded me a little bit of the promenade in santa monica. cambridge reminded me of the neighborhood my friend becca's parents live in in columbia, mo. of course, on the way home we stopped for dunkin as a pick me up. can't go more than a day without a dunkin visit!