Saturday, July 10, 2010

Hammond Castle

Charlotte and I went to Hammond Castle today in Gloucester, MA. It was built by an eccentric inventor who collected all sorts of artifacts like armour and swords. It was interesting to see it in person.
John Hays Hammond, Jr. built his medieval-style castle between the years 1926 and 1929 to serve both as his home and as a backdrop for his collection of Roman, medieval, and Renaissance artifacts.  In addition, the building housed the Hammond Research Corporation, from which Dr. Hammond produced over 400 patents and the ideas for over 800 inventions.  Second only to Thomas Alva Edison in number of patents, John Hammond was one of America's premier inventors.  His most important work was the development of remote control via radio waves, which earned him the title, "The Father of Remote Control." 

We went to Chipolte today in Peabody, MA. Had awesome burritos.  I couldn't finish mine. Happy Charlotte suggested it.

Yummy French macarons from Trader Joe's. I know its not from Paris but they are delicious.  :)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Yeah I bought him. He was on clearance at Target in Topsham for 75% off.  I think its meant to be if what I really want but don't want to pay full price is still there on clearance.  I don't where to put him but I do love him. :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010