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Pond diary

I should have kept a diary about our backyard pond.

The snapping turtle that arrived last summer/fall and seemed to have consumed all the banana water lilly plants is still here. The plants are all growing back, although the white water lillies are somewhat anemic. And the snapper has been joined by another, smaller (lunch plate sized) critter with very distinct markings on its shell.

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Back Bay Station

The Amtrak Back Bay station has a nice map of the neighborhood.  Unfortunately, other maps, especially on the internet, are not as accurate or complete.  We spent over an hour circling to find a hotel that’s just five blocks from the station.

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In Durham

We are going to turn in early since we did not get much sleep on the train. There were a lot of stops and a lot of local traffic in the Carolinas and then the same on the New York to Boston leg. The layover in D.C. was tedious since no real eating places were open.