STATE 45 MASSACHUSETTS "A WALK IN THE WOODS"

 
 
 
APOLOGIES TO BILL BRYSON FOR THE PLAGIARISED TITLE FOR THIS 45TH STATE RECAP. READ THAT BOOK IF YOU HAVEN’T AND READ IN A SUNBURNED COUNTRY IF YOU HAVE. LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY.
 IT’S NOVEMBER, THANKSGIVING, NEW ENGLAND , PILGRIM HISTORY LESSON- WHAT IS NOT TO LIKE ON THIS MARATHON ?
 
 
THE INFAMOUS BOSTON TRAFFIC WAS A PIECE OF CAKE DUE TO MY MIDNIGHT ARRIVAL AND I HAD A GREAT SATURDAY LEARNING ABOUT THE PILGRIMS, THE INDIANS AND THANKSGIVING. 


THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE TOWN IS VISITING PILGRIM HALL AND GETTING LOTS OF DETAILS FROM BERNICE MURPHY.  THIS ALONE WAS WORTH THE TRIP.
APPARENTLY THERE WAS A BULL LOOSE IN TOWN RUNNING TO THE BLACK COW RESTAURANT THE PREVIOUS DAY AND I GOT ALL THE DETAILS.
 
 ALSO WE COMMISERATED ABOUT THE BOSTON MARATHON, CELEBRATED THE SUCCESS OF THE RED SOX AND AGREED THAT THE MARATHON WILL BE BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER.  YOU’VE HEARD IT HERE BEFORE- THEY HAVE MESSED WITH THE WRONG GROUP OF FOLKS. 
 I APOLOGIZED FOR THE CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS STEALING THE STANLEY CUP WITH A FEW SECONDS LEFT AND WE PARTED FRIENDS AND I REALLY ENJOYED THE MUSEUM AND LEARNED SO MUCH ABOUT THOSE BRAVE FOLKS.

HERE IS THE HARBOR ON A PERFECT FALL DAY, THE BOATS WERE BRINGING IN THE CATCH OF THE DAY AND LOBSTAHS.

 
THIS IS THE LARGEST GRANITE OBJECT ON THE PLANET- MONUMENT TO THE FOUNDERS.

 
THE MAYFLOWER.
 
WHEN THE PILGRIMS SET OUT IN 1620 THERE WERE 2 BOATS ORIGINALLY AND ONE LEAKED.  THIS WAS A WINE CARGO SHIP NOT MEANT FOR PASSENGERS. QUARTERS WERE IMPOSSIBLE, THE JOURNEY WAS 66 DAYS AND DUE TO THE LEAKY BOAT THEY ARRIVED VERY LATE -DEC 21 IN SNOW.  HYDRATION IN THAT DAY WAS JUST BEER -NO WATER-
 
THEY WERE OUT OF BEER  SO THE CAPTAIN SAID HERE YOU ARE FOLKS .
THEY AGREED TO STICK TOGETHER AND NOT SEPARATE AS THEY WERE NORTH OF WHERE THEIR PAPERWORK ALLOWED THEM TO BE (HUDSON RIVER AND SOUTH).   ALSO THEY MADE A WRITTEN AGREEMENT WITH MASSASOIT THE NATIVE AMERICAN  CHIEF.  IT  WAS NOT VIOLATED FOR 50 YEARS. 
HIS  NAME IS THE ORIGIN OF  MASSACHUSETTS
 
 THIS IS HOW IT ALL BEGAN- EVERYBODY WORKED TOGETHER. WASHINGTON TAKE NOTES.
 

MASSASOIT

POCAHONTAS READY TO RUN

 
GET THE HASH AT PERSY’S AND ASK FOR KACEY TO SERVE YOU.
BEST BREAKFAST EVER.

TEMPS WERE CHILLY FOR THE RACE AND I CHASED DENEEN FOR MANY MILES AND WE SHARE IN COMMON THAT WE WALK A LOT AND CARRY ENOUGH FOOD TO FEED A VILLAGE.
SHE IS FROM MILWAUKEE AND AND IS COUNTING HER STATES.  GO DENEEN.

 
LOVED THE MYLES STANDISH STATE FOREST

 
THE SKY REFLECTIONS

THE WATER

THE LITTLE CABINS

 
THE OLDE FARMS

 
THE FINISH
 

 
VERN FROM SOLON OHIO.  STATE #47.

 
THE FUN MILES

 
POCAHONTAS AFTER THE RACE ENJOYING PIZZA
 
 
 
KERRI H STILL SMILING AFTER BURNING UP THE ROADS
 
 
YES DAVE BELL…. AGAIN !! POST 63 MILES IN 2 DAYS WITH A BLAZING 5:12.
WHATEVER YOU ARE DRINKING I WANT SOME, MAKE IT A DOUBLE.
 

 
PLYMOUTH ROCK.
 
 
THANK YOU ORGANIZERS FOR A GREAT EVENT.  IN A PERFECT WORLD THIS WOULD BE A FABULOUS  ANNUAL THANKSGIVING TRADITION.
ACTUALLY EVERY SINGLE RACE SO FAR BEGS TO BE REPEATED.
 
 PEOPLE ARE INTERESTING, INCREDIBLY KIND,  OUR COUNTRY IS FASCINATING,
AND RACE DIRECTORS ARE SAINTS.
 
THE MANIACS AND 50 STATERS CONTINUE TO INSPIRE, SHARE STRATEGIES AND TIPS .
 
NEXT STOP FOR ME IS THE VERY LONG AWAITED SPACE COAST MARATHON IN COCOA BEACH WITH MICHELLE V.  GET THE CHAMPAGNE READY !
 
MUCH GRATITUDE FOR  EACH OF YOU. 
ENJOY AND 
 CELEBRATE YOUR BLESSINGS NEXT WEEK AND
BE WELL.
 
FONDLY,
NW

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