Tuesday, August 20, 2013

It was early evening when we landed in Boston and it was raining. Not just raining―pouring.

The next morning the sun was shining.  We got up early, enjoyed an excellent breakfast and took a train into downtown Boston. Our train ride ended at TD Garden where the famous Boston Celtics play. So we spent some time looking through their gift shop before beginning a city tour.

The first part of the day we rode the tour bus and visited the many interesting and historical places the tour stopped. Later we took on a challenging walking tour of our own. I'm not going to describe all the places we saw and the wonderful places we ate but there were many and I would love to experience it all again.

One cannot, or should not go to Boston and not make a trip to Cambridge and visit Harvard. At the time of our visit our daughter, Carol was at Harvard at The Kennedy School of Government on a study assignment from the state of Arizona. Meeting up with her at the end of her time at the school added extra pleasure to our trip. From that time on we had a personal "tour guide" to drive us from one great experience to another.

We ventured outside of Boston down South to Plymouth and then up North to Rockport and on to New Hampshire and Maine.

Charlotte and I have had the pleasure of traveling to many wonderful, exciting, historical places. Boston and the New England area is close to the top of my favorites list.

In my mind's eye I will always be able to see the wonderful history of this great city. But one contemporary thing I must mention that seems to be every place you look: DUNKIN' DONUTS!