The Peace Pagoda in Leverett is a special spot in Western Ma. I am embarrassed to say when I was last there. Matt has been 3 times just in the past week. It was his wish that we picnic there for Father's Day. It was quite perfect because I had purchased two books on the topic of Buddhism for his special day.
We had sandwiches, water, apples and cookies. We sort of had some quiet time. It was mostly peaceful, except for the boys running across the Japanese meditation garden (we neglected to explain that to them until it was too late) and Ezra upsetting an enormous ant home under a rhododendron bush.
We all built cairns for new cousin Zao Han (boys are pointing to them above). Henry and Ezra want to call them Carens.