Thursday, October 10, 2013

Boston - Day One

10/10/13 Yes, we are traveling again and will be having more frequent blog posts. Yesterday we flew to Boston and we are staying in a nice little apartment-type room we found on airbnb.com. It is MUCH cheaper than a hotel room in this expensive city! Today we were picked up by our RV friends, Bob & Nancy Colbert, who drove over 2 hours from their place on Cape Cod to show us around. We went to a fort on Castle Island which enabled us to see some of the waterfront area on the way there, and as we walked around the point. Here is a picture of them in front of the fort:
Of course, because of our stupid Congress, this is what we saw:
One of the places we had really been looking forward to seeing was the JFK Library, which we drove to, in order to appreciate the outside architecture, but that was closed as well - Damn it. The highlight of the day was going to the fishing pier where Bob's Father used to fish, and where Bob & Nancy treated us to a delicious seafood lunch at No Name Restaurant.
It has been a long time since we all had been together, so we ate and talked for hours. Here is a picture of us there:
Boston is a large city but it is made up of neighborhoods, and there are lots of interesting buildings. Most of them are what Bob & Nancy call "3 decks", meaning they are 3 stories tall and each floor is a separate condo or apartment. Bob grew up in the Dorchester area so we went to the top of the hill where very important battles of the Revolutionary War were fought, and which is now a park with a tall tower on it. We could see all over the city:
There was an interesting sign showing how much of the city is original land and how much has been filled in:
There is no doubt that this is a very different place than it was in the 1700's. But tomorrow we will be doing a walking tour of the Freedom Trail, where we will hear all that history and see a few of the structures that were important in those times.

1 comment:

Nancy Kavanaugh said...

Mary
the houses are called "three deckers"

Nancy