Our destination today was the JFK Presidential Library and Museum.
Catch the Green Line T at Riverside travel to Park Street, pick up the Red Line T, and then take the free shuttle to the museum...but, somewhere between the campground and T, we decided to be brave and drive!
So, we passed up the
subway, reprogrammed the GPS on my Droid, and
along with everyone else, we headed into the city.
under where we had walked just yesterday and
with the help of the GPS, we soon found ourselves on
on our way through Boston.
We arrived at
Dorchester Bay, home of the University of Massachusetts and the
We started our self guided tour with a short movie that took us from his boyhood to his acceptance speech at the
Democratic Convention. The exhibits that followed took us right to the
It was reported that he didn't even know he had been elected until he woke on the morning after the election.
We were reminded of those famous words from his
We saw the bill that was passed to establish
the Peace Crops and our first efforts towards
travel in space and our quest to reach the moon.
Then there was his
his beautiful Jackie,
his brother, Robert, who he was very close to, and
South Pacific in WWII on the PT109.
After a walk through the
oval office, we then
took a moment to remember
this date in history.
As I posted this blurry photo, I don't know about you, but there is no blur in my memory about that day. And, I remember staying glued to the TV for the days that followed.
We concluded our tour in this
Before leaving, we took a walk outside to view
Boston across the bay.
Back on the road, we programmed in our next stop...
the JFK birthplace in Brookline. The Kennedy family lived here from 1914 to 1920. With a growing family, they moved to
this house, just a few blocks away. They lived here until 1927.
Two great tours today to remember
our 35th president.