Amid the flowers, a toy exhibit

A big barn on the Heritage Museum grounds in Sandwich, Mass., held a well-appointed History of Toys exhibit. The early tricycle looked to George Three and I as if it would fit perhaps a 2-year-old of today’s size. Maybe. I cheered the big mind who gave us Monopoly. Spying on the big wall collage the…

The festival windmill and more slayed me

Smack dab in the middle of the flowers that made the Rhododendron Festival so memorable sat a windmill. A plaque explained it. I did not make it to the plaque as my fellow visitors were ahead of my lingering self at this point. Also extremely cool were the Lego creatures dotted throughout the grounds, including…

The Rhododendron Festival makes me curious

As we walked the grounds of the Rhododendron Festival in Sandwich, Mass., I thought and thought. Why do some plants indigenous to this are have flowers so big? While others right beside it are far less bulky? What are these hanging pods that might or might not be fruit? Why don’t we in the land…

A flowery festival makes us very happy

My terrific daughter Elisabeth doesn’t just visit a new place. She investigates what’s what. So she saw on the interwebs that the Rhododendron Festival would be in full bloom in the deliciously named town of Sandwich. After some back-and-forth, I went online and purchased our tickets for the Sunday before Memorial Day. Oh, what a…