More Boston…er, Gloucester

On Thursday afternoon, Katie drove us up to Gloucester, Massachusetts, a charming seaside city about 45 minutes north of Boston. We hit the local shops first.

Thanks to the early wake-up call that morning, Ava took the longest, soundest nap of her life, remaining asleep as we moved her from the car to the stroller and back again.

Katie had said that there was a famous statue in Gloucester–the one featured in the logo for Gorton’s. I misunderstood and thought that the statue was erected to honor the frozen fish company. I wondered aloud why anyone would want to see the “fish sticks statue.” I quickly realized my mistake and felt a little silly.

The statue stands guard over a stark memorial honoring the local men and women who have died while working in the fishing industry. (Kind of gives you a new apprecation for those fish sticks, eh?)

The lighthouse just off the shore was featured in the movie “The Perfect Storm.”

We ended the night at Woodman’s, a seafood shack on the outskirts of town, home to what must be the best clams on the eastern seaboard.

More tomorrow!

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Katie on April 29, 2008 at 8:26 am

    Come back!

  2. Posted by Karyl on April 29, 2008 at 8:40 am

    Looks like a beautiful area – what a fabulous trip for all of the Bornemeier women!

  3. Posted by Rebecca's Mom on April 29, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    I almost forgot about Woodman’s! 190 photos and no photos of Woodman’s! Where was my camera?

    Fried everything . . . scallops, shrimp, clams, onion rings, fries — order at the kitchen window. . . food served in red and white checkered cardboard paper pints lined in wax paper at picnic tables. . . restrooms marked “buoys” and “gulls” — who could forget Woodman’s?

    We’ll be back soon, Kate . . .

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