Day Tripper Dispatches


Take a Turn Around the Revolving Museum
July 8, 2006, 3:51 am
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Lowell is listed in the Compleat Day Tripper as a one of our Perfect Day Trips. An amble around downtown Lowell has to include a visit to the Revolving Museum, “an evolving laboratory of creative expression for people of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities who seek to experience the transformative power of art.” This is a very special place – highly recommended for the art-deprived, and great for a rainy day. Lowell is about 25 minutes from Arlington/Cambridge.


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Don’t Strike a Match Here!

Heading up to the beach in Rockport? Consider a side trip to this strange and wonderful roadside attraction – “The Paper House,” made entirely of newspapers! This is (perhaps the weirdest) one of 250 literary sites on the new Literary Map of Massachusetts, an online site in development by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. Thanks to MCB Executive Director Sharon Shaloo for this tip! Map


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July 8, 2006, 3:11 am
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All Aboard for Trains!
July 8, 2006, 2:50 am
Filed under: indoor activities, pre-school activities, trains, transportation

One of my son’s first words was “coal.” Wouldn’t have been too surprising, if, say, he were the child of West Virginia miners—but here in Arlington, you don’t come across too much coal these days. Except, if you’re a kid who spends his days immersed in the world of steam engines—in particular, a blue tank engine named “Thomas”— and other types of trains. As I’ve learned from talking with other parents and observing the pre-school social scene, my train-obsessed son isn’t alone. This article delivers a listing of family outings that center around the railroad. Click here for the complete All Aboard for Trains! article (PDF Format). This article by Helene Ragovin James was first published by the Arlington Family Connection.


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