When you leave Boston, heading North on Route 93 in Massachusetts, you can see a pretty rock tower poking it head through a large park of trees. It's very intriguing.
Gordy and I had brought a very young Henry and Georgia to visit the tower years ago but Josie had never been and suddenly she wanted to.
I tried to get the rest of the family to join us, but there weren't any other takers. No one else felt like going for a hike - even though I assured them that it was short and easy.
I might have been able to sell Georgia on the swing, had I known that someone had put a swing up by the pond at the entrance of the hike.
We were headed to Wright's Tower, which I remembered as being locked, covered in broken glass pieces and disappointing.
But I also remember the "hike" being a short walk up a slowly-increasing incline.
The good news is that the Tower has been completely restored and cleaned-up.
The area around the Tower was glass and grafitti-free and the door was wide open and inviting.
Josie and I climbed to the top so we could enjoy the view of the Boston skyline.
I was right about the length and difficulty of the walk - it only took us about five minutes to get to the tower and we never broke a sweat. Since the view at the top kept our interest for another 5-10 minutes, the whole trip was over pretty quickly.
We made it back to the parking lot and called Gordy to come pick us up, and while we waited, I took a photo of Josie sitting on the same rock that on which Henry and Georgia had posed for our Christmas Card photo in 2003.
Here is Josie:
And here is the photo of Henry and Georgia:
We've come a long way!