05 December 2012

Anchors Away

A few weeks back, I went on a quick Boston getaway. 
Here's a souvenir from that trip:

It's a tree ornament in the shape of an anchor. 
It's made of wood and rope.

It was a serendipitous find at the Boston Tea Party Museum gift shop. After spending part of my day at Fort Point, I was crossing the harbor on Congress Street, and decided to make a stop. They sell Boston/Massachusetts memorabilia and collectibles, tea sets and food items on top of the seasonal merchandise like Christmas ornaments.

I made a mental note to schedule a museum visit on a future trip which promises a multi-sensory experience {ex. actors in costume, interactive exhibits, a walk through the ships} dramatizing an important event leading to the American Revolution.

There's also a Tea Room in the premises...great for an afternoon snack after learning a bit of history.

Now that this anchor ornament adorns our tree, it quickly transports me back to the gorgeous coastal towns of Massachusetts such as Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard, the beautiful Boston harbor, the boats on Charles River. Sigh. That thought alone makes me happy.

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