Blogs from Boston, Massachusetts, United States, North America


North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston November 1st 2015

Hi all We are now sitting in a hotel room in Boston having left our base this morning in Pepperell, Massachusetts. Since Niagara we have visited a few more places, namely Salisbury beach and Hampton Beach where there were some beautiful summer homes just like you see in the movies. We also went to Cape Cod again and visited a lovely little town called Falmouth where we saw some wild turkeys just wandering around (making the most of it before thanksgiving!) and there were lots of scarecrows in various types of dress outside shops in the main street depending on the shop they were depicting. We had our lunch in the car that day, parked right in front of the beach, sun shining so wound the windows down and had a little nap, only to be ... read more
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North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston October 30th 2015

We arrived in Boston after a fairly successful overnight journey from Washington – the coach was empty and we managed to commandeer a whole row each, making lying down possible and almost comfortable! With a day to spare until the much anticipated arrival of Ebba and Anna, we decided to head out to New Haven, Connecticut, to see Yale University. It was well worth a trip and we spent a lovely warm, sunny afternoon pottering around the university grounds, through the Old Campus ‘intellectual spotting’ – there were many bespectacled hipsters sitting around under trees pretending to be intelligent. The next day, we arrived at Boston Airport with hours to spare, excited to see our guests… Anna arrived first and she and I were deep in conversation as birthday girl Ebba seemed to appear out of ... read more
Yale, obviously.
Mr Harvard (apparently not actually the true founder)!

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston October 17th 2015

Hi Everyone Just to let you know we are still alive and kicking and eternally grateful that our two sons bought Dave a Sat Nav for his birthday! We are having an 'awesome' time. We appear to have hit New England at just the right time for 'leaf peeping'! The colours of the trees take your breath away, golds, reds, oranges and all shades of greens. It really is exactly as you imagine, as are the houses in the area. Typically New England style with clapboard and porches with rocking chairs, painted in subtle pastel colours, creams, whites, pale blues, greys, and so much space around them. And one of the first things we noticed was how BIG Halloween is here. Since we arrived on the 2nd October we have seen so many pumpkins adorning houses, ... read more
Pumpkins galore
Seal pup Cape Cod
Lake in the Berkshires

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston October 15th 2015

BOSTON - Destination of hidden meanings I haven't blogged much these past year and a half, since most of my trips have not been exciting at all. I came and went to cancer centers to get treatment, most of the time. Who would like to read about that on a travelblog, right? BOSTON was different though. The Universe had other plans for me up its "sleeves". Memorable new connections and re-connection with special people happened because I came to Boston, and I also got to enjoy some very good times there.. The city is gorgeous, easy to navigate on public transportation, Lyft or Uber; the air is crisp and fresh during the time I visited. Food is great, from vegan to … everything. There is also so much history and so many nice sites to visit. ... read more
Sailing on Carles River

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston October 10th 2015

Before Joe and I decided to go on our RV adventure my friend, Maurine and I had booked a photography cruise out of Newark, NJ. It was an educational and fun cruise. The next few posts will be from the cruise. As you can see from the pictures I was really interested in the architecture and the fall colors. What surprised us most about Boston was how small the city is. Our trolley tour went all through Boston and it took less than 2 hours.... read more

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston » Back Bay October 4th 2015

Day 3. A damp start to the morning, caught the trolley bus to the Boston Tea Party, great fun & very interesting. Although the rain had stopped, still a very chilly wind, hoped back on the bus up to the Bunker Hill memorial, from where we walked the Freedom Trail all the way back to Boston Common.... read more

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston » Back Bay October 2nd 2015

Day 2 in Boston, after breakfast went on the Boston Duck tour covers both land & water. Then got tickets for the on/off trolley bus as weather wet & quite chilly. Got off at the Massachusetts state House & went in to get out of the rain for a while, very interesting. Still raining when we came out but not too hard so walked for a while, taking in Cheers & the Trinity church (the oldest church in Boston). Then after dinner went up to the skywalk in the Prudential Centre to have a look at the Boston skyline at night.... read more

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston » Back Bay October 1st 2015

Photo's from 1st day in boston... read more

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston » Back Bay October 1st 2015

Today we arrived in boston after a non eventful flight. Quickly through the airport to get a taxi to the Colonnade hotel. A room with the wow factor, loads of space and a huge bed each! We also met our new friend for the holiday, Colonnade Duck :-) Went for a walk, as far as Boston Common, taking in the sights on the way & a visit to the cheesecake factory on the way back. Early night after a long day, ready for a duck tour of Boston in the morning.... read more

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston September 9th 2015

Took us around 5 hours to drive up to Boston - quite an easy drive and found our apartment easily. We are in North End (which is called little Italy) where Paul Revere lived... a very busy bustling area... within 200 metres of 87 restaurants, bars, salumieris, Italy groceries... love it!!! Lots of Mom and Pop stores!! Such a great spot... tiny little apartment but 2 bed and 2 bath. Also about 200 metres to the waterfront in the other direction. Went for a lazy casual dinner and a couple of beers at the Boston Sail Loft on the waterfront.. then back for an early night. Woke early but we are all still with aching muscles, calves after our hectic time in New York. First things first down to a lovely Italian place for breaky and ... read more

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