Friday, September 9, 2011

Savoring the last days of summer

Labor Day weekend is a busy holiday weekend in Boston, as college students descend upon the city to begin a new semester in their adopted home. The city pulsates as these people move in and out of apartments, and wandering around town to explore and discover what Boston has to offer. The Boston Harbor and the Charles River are no doubt packed with boaters taking advantage of the last few weekends of a glorious summer.
Boats on the Charles River, near MIT
MBTA station at Harvard Square
Newburyport, 45 minutes north of Boston
Out on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga (ok, 25 miles south of the city) last Saturday, there was nary a soul in sight. Not even the avid fisherman was out. Turns out that Labor Day weekend is the start of college football. Everyone was home, kicking back to watch the first game of the season.

We knew college football is big in the South, but didn't realize how big. Thanks to Jim and Beth, we'll be attending our first college football game at Georgia Tech in Atlanta next Saturday. We're looking forward to the camaraderie and excitement of a ballgame on campus. And to some finger-licking barbecue in Atlanta.

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