The Oracle took me to Boston yesterday and we spent a spectacular afternoon at the Dale Chihuly exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts. It was...
well there are no words really. I did (of course) take tons of pictures which I will faithfully download and post here in the coming days. One of the most magnificent things we've ever seen.
As was the thunderstorm we drove home in. We ate dinner in Boston and thought we had outlasted the storms.
We were wrong.
There were three sets of storms and we were on the MASS Turnpike for the 2nd and worst of them - a place where there can be miles in between exits. And unfortunately for us we suddenly found ourselves in the middle of the worst of it at a point where the next exit was 10 miles away - no safe places to pull over and wait it out either.
We were lucky - what we drove thru caused 2 deadly tornadoes in Western MA that they are saying this morning may be classified as an EF3 - 165mph winds with houses destroyed. We've seen the pictures on the local news this morning - and it's pretty bad, at least by New England standards. Tornadoes are so rare here and EF3-level are almost unheardof.
Thankful that we got home safely today we will head to the beach. It promises to be a blustery day with plenty of sunshine and no humidity. I spent a good portion of this past Tuesday afternoon making some lovely treats for us - various salads, cut up fresh fruit.
It promises to be a beautiful birthday.