We decided that we would celebrate Christmas together in Virginia this year. The houses in Winchester were decorated more than any place I’ve ever seen. And the highlight was on Christmas Eve, when the Luminaries were lit all over town, lighting up all the streets. Even Santa came to have a look.
We went to mass in a couple of places in Maryland (The Basilica & Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes in Emmitsburg, and the Saint Anthony Shrine in Emmitsburg). For any curious Catholics out there, the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton pays tribute to the life and mission of Elizabeth Ann Seton (August 28, 1774 – January 4, 1821), the first native-born citizen of the United States to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.
For the Fourth of July Weekend, Randy and I hosted a BBQ on Saturday, hosted a birthday party for Don M on Sunday, and returned to Boston to see fireworks on Monday. We watched the fireworks from the roofdeck of Signal Industries in South Boston. Not the greatest view in town, but still pretty good.