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Our stay in the Boston-area will be super short—only a day and a half—but we were fortunate enough to work out dinner plans with a college friend and his lovely wife the first evening we arrived.

During our trip down from Maine, we ran into some horrible storms that forced us to sit off the side of the road for 20 minutes or so before continuing. Along with some lunch and gas delays, we arrived a couple hours later than we had hoped.

Around 6:15 pm, we arrived at our destination: Normandy Farms Campground, an apparent metropolis of campgrounds, with over 100 acres of sites and facilities, including 2 pools, a 2-story recreation center, a 1.5 acre dog park,  2 softball fields, a bike park and other crazy accouterments. Overall, the campground is nice, with spacious sites, and nice amenities, but it’s really overwhelming with so many people packed into large chunks of land…there’s a constant buzz of people milling around during the day—usually between their sites and the pool or the recreation center. For our short stop over, it’s more than sufficient :)

After we settled in, we all cleaned up and headed to Marc’s house in Jamaica Plains. We arrived a little after 7pm, and enjoyed awesome home cooked fish tacos, followed by a trip to J.P. Licks, whose ice cream turned out to be waaaaaaay too good. We spent the rest of the night chilling out and chatting while the kids watched Hunger Games in the background. The night ended much sooner than we would have liked, but we had a 45 min drive home, and Marc and his wife had to get up early for work.

In the end, it was great to see old friends again, and we’re looking forward to the next time our paths cross!

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