September - October 2017
  • Day1

    Early morning start

    September 29, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 57 °F

    We were up at 2:30 this morning to get to Manchester Airport for 6 am. It was an early start but at least we didn't get held up by the M5 & M6 roadworks.

    Just waiting to board our plane before our 10 hour flight to Newark.

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  • Day1

    Finally Arrived in Boston

    September 29, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 64 °F

    Having spent 20 hours traveling we have finally arrived in Boston, tired and hungry but glad to finally be here.

    The rep from Travelsphere was not at the airport to meet us, so after 45 mins I rang the emergency number in the UK to see what was going on. Unfortunately an accident in the tunnel to the airport had delayed him so we were told to take a taxi to the hotel and they would reimburse us.

    Once at the hotel we were given a room only to find some cases already in it. After complaining we were upgraded to a larger room.

    So time from a quick shower and then out on the town to find something to eat before hitting the sack.

    We found an Irish bar which served food, Hazel opted for fish & chips (typical Brit) and I went for a burger.
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  • Day2

    Boston

    September 30, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 52 °F

    Unfortunately our first full day started off wet, which continued on & off for the rest of the day.

    Fortunately in the morning we had a guided tour by coach. Which gave details of Boston's extensive history. Boston it's self in a mixture of the old & new going from old colonial building to the modern day glass clad high rise buildings.Read more

  • Day2

    Harvard University - Cambridge

    September 30, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 54 °F

    Boston is famous for the Harvard University from which many famous people have dropped out, including the designer of Facebook, Bill Gates, Ben Afflick & Matt Damon who wrote Good Will Hunting while studying at Harvard before dropping out to make their fortune.

    The tour guide gave us a walking tour of the campus in the Cambridge area of the city.Read more

  • Day3

    Plymouth Rock

    October 1, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 52 °F

    On our way to Cap Cod we stopped off at Plymonth, which is where the first New England colony was founded as symbolised by the Plymonth Rock. This was where the pilgrims start there new lives in December 1620 with the Mayflower anchored just off the coast.

  • Day3

    Cape Cod

    October 1, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 59 °F

    Nice to finally get some sand between our toes at Cape Cod. The weather was bright and warm so a lovely day to visit.

    It is called Cape Cod as the water is very shallow and it is said that at one time their was so many cod in the sea you could walk on top of them.

  • Day3

    Chatham

    October 1, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 61 °F

    On the way back from Cap Cod we dropped into Chatham. Halloween is very big in the US and the churches collect and bless pumpkins which are then available for anyone to just pickup and take home.

  • Day4

    The witches of Salem

    October 2, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 63 °F

    Salem is famous for the witches trials in 1692, where 200 were accused of practicing witchcraft—the Devil's magic—and 20 were hung. Eventually, the colony admitted the trials were a mistake and compensated the families of those convicted.

    Today from Oct to November Salem is turned into a town dedicated to Halloween. All the shops are dressed with skeletons, witches etc.. and the locals take the opportunity to make some money by putting on candlelit ghost walks.Read more