After leaving Cape Cod we went to Billerica, the town I grew up in when I lived in MA. Some long-time family friends graciously invited us to park at their house where they conveniently have an RV spot. We were only parked in Billerica for 5 days, but it was a very busy 5 days of time spent with close friends and family.
Our first night we were able to have dinner with the Picariellos. My parents met them when I was just a little girl so I feel like I have known them forever.
The next day we left the RV parked in Billerica while we went and stayed in Waltham for a couple of days at the Richard Hilton (also known as Fred & Rita’s house). 😉 We had such a wonderful time staying with them and enjoying our evening “happy hours”. Fred even played chauffeur to us for the weekend, knowing we were not comfortable driving the big truck around all these towns so close to Boston.
Fred took us for a ride in the “stang” which was so much fun!
Jackie and the boys met us in Boston for a day of sightseeing.
This is a very sobering memorial dedicated to the 6 million Jews killed during the Holocaust. Smoke continuously rises up as a reminder of the gas chambers.
The next day we had a lovely brunch with Jim and Deborah at their home in Cambridge. Jim made a delicious quiche!
After that it was time to head back to Billerica and check on Fat Cat who was feeling pretty lonely by now. We also enjoyed a cookout with the Dunton family, our gracious hosts who allowed us to park at their house for a few days.
On our last evening in Billerica we had a delicious Italian feast with the entire Picariello family. Our kids had so much fun with all of their kids and seriously did not want to leave!
I think I gained 5 pounds while in Billerica, with all the socializing and delicious meals we shared with everyone. This was such a fun visit! We even drove by the old house where I used to live and the elementary and middle schools I attended. My kids thought it was pretty neat to see all of these places where I grew up.
As usual, our time with family and friends went by way too quickly, and now we are looking forward to the next time we can all get together again.
This blog post is a special one, if I do say so myself!
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How awesome for you and your family to be able to travel all over and “stop by” to see people as well. Glad you had such a special time 🙂
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