Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Boston Strong...and Healthy

Bean-town:  So much more than anything that name can describe...
Amy - always a favorite
Amy's son Jimmy, doing what he does
Amy's house, with Sarah, Becca, Shawn...and our rental car

We visited niece Amy and her 4 children, on the eastern coastline in Scituate MA.  Their front window faces the Atlantic Ocean.  Amy - living the dream!  Always good to catch up!

I was so impressed with Boston - all the offerings of a big city with small New England charm.

Clean streets, polite people, easy to move about - and no one seemed too hung up on the bombings of under 4 months ago.  There was very little evidence that something traumatic happened here.  It's as if everyone had agreed on the basic tenets of behavioral psychology:  don't reinforce bad behavior.

We went to all many of the historic sites, mostly via the Freedom Trail, a brick-lined path which encompasses about 2.5 miles downtown and leads the ignorant tourist (aka - us) to 16 historic sites, including the Boston Massacre,  Faneuil Hall, Bunker Hill, USS Constitution, and Boston Common.  There was so much to see.  And then we got off the trail, and went to where everybody knows your name...
Christmas card 2013?

Freedom Trail markings - makes it easy to tour Boston

Bunker Hill - 294 steps - yes, we climbed 'em!
Water shuttle - aka Ferry - got a great view of the city!
We were starving, and ate lunch in the park - and then, when full, came across this...we ate in the park commemorating the Irish famine - how's that for irony?
That Sam Adams - one cool guy!

On Boylston Street - site of Boston Marathon bombings
The only other Boston Marathon memorial we saw
Where everybody knows your name
I sat in Norm's seat
The beer (Sam Adams) was delish

When we thought we had seen everything, we stumbled upon this


  1. I love living vicariously through your blog posts!!! Keep them coming!

  2. Boston looks really nice! I hope to visit someday. I like your potential 2013 Christmas card photo a lot!