Traveler’s bootcamp is coming to an end. Today marks our final stop at the home of Beantown Bertie’s on the “shoh” where we rest until returning to the West Coast on Sunday. Mr. Understanding has returned to his firefighting job in China and reports that our pets are alive. Princess Ai Lin is no longer stuck in the PRC and is soon headed to the idyllic Lake Chelan with Mood Ring Momma, KLab, and MCV. Although rested from a week in Nantucket, The Things and I are exhausted from 3 days of tromping around Boston. Multitaskers, we have gabbed as we toured, first connecting with Mrs. O’Leary and her girls, then Martita (Thing 3’s godmother) from Mexico, and finally dinner last night with Gamamae, Mr. Hahvahd and their charming offspring. Catching up with friends makes me feel like I pulled the brass ring on the merry-go-round of uber-vacations. My thoughts on the all of these events, including the pre-Beantown trip to Baltimore, will eventually follow. In the meantime, for those of you wanting yawns and snores, this is it. Maybe next week I will post pithy thoughts. But for now, know that I am thinking of my readers even as we walk the Freedom Trail.