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  • Day4

    Travelling North

    July 2, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    The train was very comfortable and came with free WIFI! I know, I know we should be looking out of the window and we did but even the trains in the UK don't have free WIFI!

    The journey took us through New Haven, New London and Providence and had a decent coastal stretch. We saw numerous beautiful coastal and riverside mansions straight out of a Nicholas Sparks movie as well as boats, seals and birdlife. I only wish we'd been going a little slower! Before reaching Massachusetts, we crossed two other state lines so travelled through Connecticut and Rhode Island. Back when we were planning our itinerary I wrote a list of the number of states we would hit on our journey. On one of our longer journeys, I'll list it out for you. It's long but mildly disappointing!

    We arrived on time and grabbed a cab to our Air BnB. I was mildly put out that we were expected to tip the when in fact I had acted as navigator with Google maps! Regardless, we arrived in East Boston safely and were greeted by our new Air BnB hosts. Our new pad is lovely and the hosts lovelier still. Nothing is too much trouble for them. When I left the room, I returned to find a cool bag hung on the door containing our breakfast - yoghurts, muffins, cherries and cashew nuts. Such a lovely touch. We're looking forward to meeting our fellow guest - Petunia the cat!

    Now it's ZZZ time. The jet lag has been pretty mild but I'm looking at my dual clock and it says it's 04:45 back home! Goodnight x
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  • Day41

    Boston, Massachusetts

    September 23, 2014 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 6 °C

    After breakfast we caught the subway into Boston - we needed help almost every time we caught the subway - it's not as easy as NY. Went to the JFK Museum stop where we caught a free shuttle. Spent almost four hours at the Museum dedicated to the legacy he left to the nation. There was one very brief video display of the assassination because the museum is about his life and legacy not about his death. There were video recordings of many of his speeches - all very inspiring. There were items of furniture, gifts presented to Jackie Kennedy and lots of information about and original documents of the President. There was a special exhibit about the Cuban Missile Crisis, with many original documents on display, including the CIA's psychological assessments of Kruschev and Castro. The building was designed by I M Pei and is absolutely striking, especially as it is on the waterfront, with JFK's boat on display on the grass. Bought a ticket for the Old Town Trolley tour in Boston but decided to do that tomorrow when we have more time. Back to the hotel to change into warmer clothes before the baseball. Caught the subway again, with several line changes and finally got to Fenway Park. Security check of the backpack and person and then into Yawkey Way. Bought a t-shirt and cap and then got to our seats. They were fantastic - front row on the fourth level and gave us a very clear view of everything. We asked the couple behind us tonexplain what was happening and spent ages talking with them about all sorts of things. He took some photos of us from higher up and they bought Ron a Samuel Adams. The game was pretty slow but when things livened up it was very exciting. However it is hard to believe that the Red Sox won the Championship last year. Apparently they are near to the bottom this year!! The Tampa Bay Rays won, adding insult to injury for the Red Sox! The subway was PACKED on the way home and we didnt het back to the hotel until almost midnight.Read more

  • Day42


    September 24, 2014 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    Our last full day in Boston and we decided to take the Old Town Trolley tour of the city. We got a really good overview of the city, which is a blend of very old and very modern architecture, all of which blends beautifully together. Beacon HIll
    is the most desirable area and its residents include the Secretary of State, John Kerry. It is so pretty, with beautiful brick houses and lots of trees. We did a harbour cruise and got to see the city from the water. We had lunch at Durkin Park which is supposed to be the only restaurant that sells genuine Boston baked beans. They are quite sweet, with a flavour of treacle and cinnamon and were quite tasty, although a small serve is enough. Back to the hotel for a swim before a couple of wines and sleep, ready for the big excursion tomorrow!!

    Some photos from the baseball.
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  • Day50

    Boston, Massachusetts

    October 2, 2014 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    Took our time this morning as we have a late checkout. Had a swim and shower before catching the subway into Boston. Walked around central Boston and up to Beacon Hill, past Boston Common. Back to the hotel and the final pack. Then - couldn't find my handbag (again), containing passports, wallet etc. Panic stations!! Ron found it in my suitcase - I had locked it in there at breakfast time to save carrying it to the restaurant for breakfast. Whew!!! Caught the shuttle to Logan Airport and checked our bags through. Almost up to the limit already - we thought it was 30 kg but were told it is only 23!
    Thanks for another great holiday USA. Hope we can do it again sometime not too far away.
    First shot is a house in beautiful Beacon Hill, second is the golden dome of the Massachusetts State House and third is a display of pumpkins for sale for impending Halloween.
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  • Day18

    Logan International Airport, Boston

    August 31, 2014 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Finally landed in the United States and boy are we glad to be back here!! (Particularly glad to be here safe and sound,having seen on the news on the plane that Iceland had declared a red alert for the volcano there and we then proceeded to fly directly over Iceland according to the route shown on the plane!!). It's been four years and thats too long between visits. After waiting for about 40 minutes in the immigration line along with hundreds of others we cleared customs and got the shuttle to Embassy Suites at the airport. Fairly basic hotel (but with Crabtree and Evelyn toiletries!) but its close to the subway, airport and rental cars. We return here from NYC in a few weeks but there's lots of fun to be had before then!! Can't wait to get to Bardstown tomorrow to see the Pointers again and enjoy a QLD or two on the deck and enjoy the view of the woods and birds. Hoping to see lots of beautiful cardinals while we're there.Read more

  • Day49

    Salem, Massacusetts

    October 1, 2014 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    Waited for the peak hour traffic to ease before leaving Concord to drive to Salem. It drizzled a bit on the way and was a bit steadier by the time we got there but the trip wasn't too stressful. Made our way to the Salem Witch Museum and watched a presentation on the Witch Trials. When we came out it was raining and was too heavy to explore on foot anywhere. We went to the Visitors Centre and watched a movie that explained very well how the women came to be seen as witches and what happened to them. There is a lot to see in Salem but unfortunately the weather was against us and we decided to leave after lunch as the rain was quite heavy and we wanted to take our time. The gps made some mistakes and when we were about one minute away from our destination (or so we thought!!) she took us into the airport carpark and then almost into the city!! Finally got to Hertz and they very kindly drove us to the hotel as it was raining so much. We had intended to walk - anything rather than drive any further!!! A few stiff drinks are called for tonigjt!!! Still, we didn't have one accident, nor did we make the acquaintance of any State
    Trooper, Sherrif or policeman so we did pretty well! We requested a late checkout tomorrow and will probably go into Boston to kill some time as our flight doesn't leave until 11 p.m. Had dinner in the restaurant and a much-needed/appreciated bottle of wine!!
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