Time Out For Boston


BostonTraveling from Maine often requires going to Boston, a good excuse to allow time to explore this lively city.

BostonWhether you are walking the Freedom Trail taking in the historical sights,

Bostonexploring the Harvard campus where you might want to rub John Harvard’s toes for good luck,

BostonBostonBostonBostonor taking in the street scenes, the city is one that is fun for kids and adults.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABoston’s Aquarium with its frolicking seals and sea lions,

Bostonplayful African penguins that bray like donkeys

BostonBostonBostonBostonand magnificent underwater reproductions is entertainment for all ages.

BostonI never tire of browsing the Granary Burying Grounds near Boston Common and reading the headstones.  

BostonInterestingly, the cemetery has flooded on more than one occasion causing caskets to rise to the top.  When they were reburied there was no way of telling where they belonged so the markers don’t likely identify correctly the person resting below.

BostonFor me, no visit to Boston is complete without a visit to the North End, perhaps best known for its Italian restaurants serving everything from foods like Mama made to exquisite gourmet concoctions.

Boston, of course, has plenty of historical significance and is a city of firsts.  Here are some tidbits that may be new to you:

BostonIt was home to the first public school.

The first skin graft and X ray were done at Mass General Hospital.

Alexander Graham Bell made the first phone call from Boston.

BostonJohn Phillips was the city’s first mayor.

Harvard started as a community school with 12 students.  It has always been called a yard, never a campus.

One of every 16 college students in the U.S. is in Boston.

Boston gave birth to the Boston cream pie and Parker House rolls.

There are some other things to know about Boston.  Drivers are crazy, pedestrians think nothing of walking in front of traffic and it is expensive.

So much for this visit to Boston.  Now, it’s off to Iceland for a new adventure.  Want to come along?

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15 thoughts on “Time Out For Boston

  1. Okay, now you have done it. Boston is my favorite American city. I used to live there and we visited every 6 months or so………now we do not and focus on place unknown…..but how I miss her! The North End……Mike’s Pastry……the pizza shops in the basements that lure you in with their delightful smells……..oh…………now you have done it!!!

    1. Mike’s Pastry….I couldn’t believe how long the line was at 10 PM. Unfortunately, I’d already had my cannoli!

      1. oooohhhh the lobsta roll at Mike’s!!!! I remember when the North End was quite and very, very few tourists would venture into it.

  2. Thank you for the tour and your views! I love Boston…spent a lot of time there in my early twenties. Favorite memory: Roller skating along the Charles River!

    XO,
    Jane

    1. Then you probably recognize the sights in the first photo.

  3. Thanks for the tour!…Those are some cuties at the feet of Mr. Harvard….We have driven through Boston always on our way to or from somewhere, but have never stayed there…we will have to make ourselves do that…Iceland…really…sounds so wonderful?….Looking forward to the new adventure!!! Safe travels!!

  4. Boston is my favorite city in America 🙂

  5. Nice to have a stroll around Boston. I’ve never been there, but it’s been a good introduction.

  6. Linda,

    The Girls are beautiful and getting so tall!

    Sent from my iPhone🌴♻

  7. How lovely! Thanks for sharing the photos and those interesting facts about Boston. It seems we have a lot to thank Boston for, from X-rays to telephone calls to wonderful academic environments.

  8. Another reason to visit Maine! Boston has been on our bucket list for a long time. The girls are adorable 🙂

  9. I have never been to Boston but have a niece that lives there and LOVES it! Thank you for the mini tour, how fun to go with your sweeties!
    Jenna

  10. How fun! I’ve never been to Boston but now I feel like I have! What a fascinating city!

  11. I loved visiting Boston and our biggest complaint was that we were not there for long enough! 🙂

  12. We have had family visiting and of course Boston is always on the agenda. I know your’s had a great time as well.

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