Thursday, July 15, 2010

Back To Boston

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,

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figured out our stops, purchased our Charlie Card and waited for the

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subway.  We were off for another day in Boston.

On, the way in, we decided to make a stop at

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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. tickets!  Bummer.

So, back to our original plan...We then proceeded to walk the three or four blocks

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from Fenway across

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the walking bridge over the Mass Turnpike to

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Newbury Street, home of over 250 shops.  Most of them located in these

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old brown stone buildings.  We saw

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ice cream stores,

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hardware stores,

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clothing stores, and

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lots of sidewalk restaurants.

We even found a

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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

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big white circle with the T in the middle, be sure you are

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going in the right direction, and know which

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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

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the Union Oyster House which is

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the oldest restaurant in America.  We were

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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

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Benjamin Franklin.  What a nice visit with a face from the past.

Now, needing to walk off that fabulous lunch, we headed to

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Fanueil Hall and Quincy Market where we spent the rest of the afternoon.

Time to head back to the subway where we waited for

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the arrival of our ride back to Riverside.

And, all that can be said about this day is that

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Life is Good in Boston!


  1. What a great experience. It must have been a fun day. Can't wait to see where we are going tomorrow.

    Have a blessed day


  2. What a great day!! So sorry you all were unable to get tickets to a game at Fenway! Looks like you had lots of fun anyway and saw so many great sights.
    Enjoy and have fun!!

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  3. Oh what a fun day you must have had. Love those brownstones!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  4. I'm just going to have to stow away with you guys on one of these trips--Michael has no desire to travel to cities such as New York or Boston! Sounds like you are having a blast!

  5. Isn't Boston a great city?? Red Sox tickets are very hard to come by..too bad.
    So glad you got to experience the Union Oyster House, yummmm.
    My dad worked 40 years for the MBTA, he was superintendant of schedules. The T can pretty much get you anywhere and is the best way to get around the city.

  6. A 3 story Best Buy???!!! Oh my, I'd NEVER get out of there!!

    Deb & Rod