Online Traveling #21: Massachusetts

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I have no idea what I will find in Massachusetts.  I can’t wait to see what new things I can learn……

{}  Massachusetts State of the United States of America

Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the United States. Wikipedia  Capital: Boston {}

I know I haven’t taken the time to go to other states and find out what they are about, but I feel like the first question from Google about Massachusetts should give me more info. 

My next stop was: https://www.mass.gov/   At first glance I honestly thought this was going to be real short, because their website didn’t look like much. I am glad I went back and got to clicking, because there are a few thing I would like to know:

  1. https://www.mass.gov/topics/wild-massachusetts
  2. https://www.visitma.com/things-to-do/arts/art-museums-galleries/
  3. https://www.visitma.com/things-to-do/bring-the-kids/

There are more things to do, feel free to click on the first stop to get more info..

{} Franklin City in Massachusetts

Description The Town of Franklin is a city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. Franklin is one of thirteen Massachusetts municipalities that have applied for, and been granted, city forms of government but wish to retain “The town of” in their official names. As of 202, the city’s population was 33,261. Wikipedia {} 

I started looking on youtube for some info and came across a picture of a train. I like to look at them, but would not like to ride in one at least for a long time. I no longer care to ride the trains in New York City, not even for a few minutes – been there and did that and NEVER want to do that again.

{}https://i.ytimg.com/an_webp/8emIpayGgQo/mqdefault_6s.webp?du=3000&sqp=CPqAopIG&rs=AOn4CLDcdveeVt-4I7AfPz9QZRaUMGL4ng 

https://youtu.be/8emIpayGgQo  Chasing The MBTA Geometry Train On Needham And Franklin Lines! (March 2022 Edition) Mar 14, 2022

Demrailroadfilms24  On Sunday, 3/6/2022, Northeast Rail Videos and I decided to take advantage of the nice weather and chase some trains around southeastern Massachusetts.  After seeing CSX L002 and MBTA 2503 in Ashland, we got breakfast and then headed back east in search for the MBTA Geometry train.  We first arrived at Hersey station in Needham where we began our Needham portion of the chase.  We were able to see the train at Hersey, Needham Junction, Heights and then Center as it went back inbound.  After that, we headed over to Norwood Depot where we saw it going west on the Franklin Line.  Then it was off to Walpole where we saw it coming back from Foxboro and then we saw it heading west towards Franklin and Milford.  Our final spot was Depot St in Milford where we got to see the train on some rarely touched milage for the MBTA so that was a great end to an awesome day!       Enjoy the video! {}

The most updated videos are about places to live, schools (saw one that read a parent was laughing when a young person was talking about bullying. NOT COOL AT ALL why I didn’t post it), the weather, and I am done in Franklin Massachusetts…..

{}  Lexington Town in Massachusetts

Description:    Lexington is a town in Massachusetts, northwest of Boston. It’s known for Lexington Common, or Battle Green, where the shot of the American Revolutionary War was fired. On the green, the Minuteman Statue and Revolutionary Monument commemorate militia who clashed with the British. Close by, the Hancock-Clarke House documents the town’s role in the revolution and is also honored in re-enactments. – Google {}

Once again I couldn’t find any up to date videos other than where to live or anything that caught my attention. I am going to a site i have gone to before and I am sure I will find something there:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g41643-Lexington_Massachusetts-Vacations.html

  1. https://www.lexingtonhistory.org/historic-sites
  2. https://www.wilsonfarm.com/v2.0/home.php
  3. https://www.lexingtonma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif7101/f/uploads/willard_s_woods.pdf

{} Shrewsbury, Massachusetts  Town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Shrewsbury, unlike the surrounding towns of Grafton, Millbury, Westborough, Northborough, Boylston, and West Boylston did not become a mill town or farming village; most of its 19th-century growth was due to its proximity to Worcester and visitors to Lake Quinsigamond. Wikipedia {}

I like to start with the websites of each state. I have noticed there you will have more info, and this website was the best of all. I can’t wait to really get to clicking to see what there is to do, what the town of Shrewsbury is about, and more. If the website is bright and cheerful and brings a Smile 🙂 anyway lets g0: https://shrewsburyma.gov/

~~ Okay, I was totally wrong about this website. I guess it’s not all about how it looks. Then again if you live here, it will work for you, so let me move on..

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g41813-Shrewsbury_Massachusetts-Vacations.html

  1. https://www.skiward.com/ Ski Ward is a year-round recreational facility offering skiing, snowboarding, and snowtubing with a terrain park, lessons and rentals in the winter, summer tubing, a summer ski and snowboard park and beach volleyball in the summer and Slopeside Bar & Grill offering lunch, dinner, outdoor, and rental facilities year-round. (These are not my words, but words from the website)
  2. https://www.hebertcandies.com/   “From humble beginnings to New England staple, Hebert is still committed to the same passion for handcrafted excellence that Frederick Hebert introduced over a century ago. The Hebert experience is universal: Everyone can enjoy great chocolates.” (These are not my words, but words from the website)  

I have always wanted to go to a lodge in the winter time. No, I will not be skiing or doing anything more than walking a short distance to enjoy the beauty. Then I will enjoy looking at it through a large window inside with something hot to drink in my hand.

I know that doesn’t sound like fun, but I am not as young as I once was and know a broken bone or two wouldn’t be any fun. I would also love to taste some of that great chocolate at Hebert Candy place. 

I did find a cute  gift shop, but when I clicked on its website, at the top of my computer it said, “not sure” I clicked off quickly and why I am not even going to list the shop’s name. 

I am going to go to youtube and search through a few videos. I don’t think I will spend too much time here. I am starting to lose interest.

I was right, I am done here in Massachusetts. The first video was about school (Once again nothing good) , sports, and places to live.

I finally got some yarn and now I am working on a new project, so I am going to get back to creating, and hope everyone enjoys their day….. 

Bye IV Now, LD*

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