Family Life, Travel

Boston Day 3 – pianos and hiking

Today when I woke up, it was raining! That’s pretty rare in California, but not here. I just couldn’t get over how green everything was.

You know you are from California when you go around taking pictures of the grass because it is so green. This was not even bumped up in saturation.


This was just the front lawn of the this house!


We went hiking on top of a very large aqueduct. You can see how big the pipe is because it is buried under the big mound.


Baby was out cold. Notice the limp little arm hanging down.


The other side view. I am always amazed at how babies can sleep with their noses squashed in.


At one point we went over a bridge that was over the pipe. The pipe is HUGE.


The whole path was so green.



So were the trees on either side. This is really how it looked… no retouching!


In the afternoon, Leslie and I went piano shopping. She has been hunting for a piano for weeks. There were lots and lots of pianos to try, but many were way to expensive. The owner said he sold a piano this month for $200,000. Eek. That’s a little bit outside of range.


Leslie and I brought piano music to play. I realized I had not played a song in like 30 years. But after a while it came back again… slowly. Leslie, on the other hand, sounded great!


We learned about the regulating of pianos so that the action of the keys is all similar. Notice the even dots on the chart. The weight needed for the keys going up and down is measured.


In the evening, we had dinner and watched baby Xavier crawl around looking cute.


Mommy and baby! He’s a little blurry though… Love the high tech alligator clip keeping the bib together.


Another relaxing day!


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  • Reply Leslie

    It’s funny how you were so into the green grass. I also just realized that Xavier’s hat was on backwards. Or maybe it got shifted around when he was in the backpack.

    May 28, 2014 at 8:23 pm
  • Reply Carmen Lin

    Last year when I was in Wayland helping Leslie after Xavier’s birth, one morning I went to that aqueduct for my walk.
    Well, if you want to take pictures of green lawn, you don’t need to go all the way to Boston. You can just come to my backyard where it is more beautiful than my front yard, except that the size of my back yard is quite tiny. But I think it is big enough for you to take a good picture.

    May 30, 2014 at 9:04 pm
    • Reply Angela Yee

      What amazed me about Boston was the really large swaths of green grass everywhere. There are lots of little green lawns here. 🙂

      May 31, 2014 at 9:28 pm

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