Binghamton to Woburn

August 21, 2015 20:42 – 20:42

I’m at the Residence Inn in Woburn, Mass. The ride here was mostly uneventful. There were a couple of to-be-expected-on-a-summer-Friday slowdowns. But, I was really happy not to be heading west or south. Traffic westbound on I-90 out of Boston was terrible, as was traffic southbound on I-95.

I’ve stayed here before—May 2-5, 2014. I was here for Heather’s ordination. This time, I’m here to join forces with Liz for the Sunday service at Arlington Street Church in Boston. I’ll be singing four songs, including Our Doors Are Open and Heart of It All, and two new songs—Until Tolerance Becomes Love and Holding Hands, the latter which I wrote specially for this service.

Last time here, the internet speed was 4 up and 4 down. This time, it’s:

I suspect that the upload speed is variable. Last time here, I had the option to upgrade to a higher speed. No such option this time, for some reason. In fact, I didn’t even get the usual sign-in screen. No clue why not. For future reference, this time, the wired internet connector doesn’t seem to be working.

In any event, I arrived at about 15:30 this afternoon, got unpacked, and then met Liz for dinner at the Coconut Café Thai restaurant in Newton Center. Fortunately, the southbound traffic on I-95 had cleared, so the trip to Newton wasn’t as long as I expected it to be. I had Pad Thai with Beef—the first Pad Thai I’ve ever had without shrimp. It was quite good. The Thai spring rolls, however, were pretty lackluster.

I dropped Liz home at ANTS, and then headed back here. Tomorrow, weather permitting, I’m going to go hiking somewhere. The cold front seems to have stalled, so I’ll probably head a bit to the west to find cooler and dryer air. Maybe I’ll even snap a few pictures. Tomorrow night, I’ll be meeting Liz & a bunch of my other Boston friends for dinner in JP.

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