If you remember, when we arrived here at the Minuteman Campground, we had to take one site for a few days and then move to another one. Well, today was the day to move. Wasn't a big deal, just had to wiggle between a few trees and around a corner, but we were all set up and ready for our day by 10:00. And, we were off...
We drove the familiar route to the Riverside MBTA parking lot,
figured out our stops, purchased our Charlie Card and waited for the
subway. We were off for another day in Boston.
On, the way in, we decided to make a stop at
Fenway Park. The Red Sox are at home this weekend for a series with our Texas Rangers. We thought it would be fun to go to the game. Not...no tickets! Bummer.
So, back to our original plan...We then proceeded to walk the three or four blocks
from Fenway across
the walking bridge over the Mass Turnpike to
Newbury Street, home of over 250 shops. Most of them located in these
old brown stone buildings. We saw
ice cream stores,
clothing stores, and
lots of sidewalk restaurants.
We even found a
3-story Best Buy.
All of this in about an eight block area. Lots of walking and looking.
When we were shopped out, we decided to catch the subway and head on into downtown Boston. Just look for the
big white circle with the T in the middle, be sure you are
going in the right direction, and know which
station is your destination.
Hey, we are getting pretty good at this. Not a bad way to travel.
Once, we were back up and out on the street, we headed straight to
the Union Oyster House which is
the oldest restaurant in America. We were
seated on the third floor, which housed a printing business in colonial times.
The food was outstanding. Mark had clam chowder, I had a green salad, and we shared a seafood sampler platter. Just wish I had had room for some homemade Gingerbread. Maybe next time.
After lunch, we took a little time to walk around the cobble stone streets. I even met up with
Benjamin Franklin. What a nice visit with a face from the past.
Now, needing to walk off that fabulous lunch, we headed to
Fanueil Hall and Quincy Market where we spent the rest of the afternoon.
Time to head back to the subway where we waited for
the arrival of our ride back to Riverside.
And, all that can be said about this day is that
Life is Good in Boston!