Wednesday, November 19 – Becky and I went in to Boston to see Les Mis|http://www.lesmis.com/ at the Colonial Theatre|http://www.broadwayinboston.com/html/theatres/colonial/index.html. I am pretty new to the show – I just started listening to the London cast recording a few weeks before the show. Becky has been a fan of it for a while, though. She has read the original Victor Hugo novel and has listened to the London and Broadway cast recordings. The show was great! The stage effects were incredible, the singing and acting were great, and the story was fabulous. We had dinner at Maggiano’s Little Italy|http://www.maggianos.com/locations/detail.asp?sid=001%2E025%2E0139 before the show – also very good! The service was fast and the food was delicious, and we had no trouble getting a seat right away before the show.
Friday-Saturday November 21-22 – We drove up to Townsend to hang out with the Lowes. Friday night we watched “Elf” in Nashua… a surprisingly good and entertaining movie. Saturday morning we went out to breakfast at Parker’s Maple Barn|http://www.parkersmaplebarn.com/index.html …. deeeelicious. This time I did not get the stuffed french toast, as seen on the breakfast menu|http://www.parkersmaplebarn.com/breakfast.html, but I did have a nice omlette. After breakfast we visited the craft fair at the Congregational church, then in the afternoon we hung out at the Lowe house and got a little fresh air at a park in Ashby. The day was chronicled in photos with my new Canon Powershot A70 here|http://gallery.prwdot.org/townsend_ashby
Today we’ve been hanging out at home and doing holiday type preparations… this week is the start of warehouse work at CBD|http://www.christianbook.com/ – all employees who don’t already work in the distribution center or the call center have to spend about 8 hours a week helping out in those areas in order to handle the extra Christmas season rush. I usually end up doing checking, which is where you verify that boxes are stuffed with the correct items before they are shipped. It can be entertaining at times, because you get to see the interesting stuff people buy. 🙂
Tuesday we’ll be up in Townsend for Corey’s|http://corey.prwdot.org/ birthday, then Thursday we’ll be in Southie for Thanksgiving. The holiday season is starting to, well… snowball. 🙂