On Friday Thomas and I left Santa Fe and traveled to Boston, Massachusetts. Our flight was early in the morning and we had a layover in Denver before arriving in Boston around 4:00pm. We took a taxi from the airport to the hotel (Westin Waterfront Hotel) and got checked in & settled in our room. Around 6:00pm we decided to go out and find something to eat. We walked from the hotel to Seaport Blvd. and strolled up and down this street to find a meal.
Salvatore's. We had a great meal and some wine and relaxed from a long day of traveling. After dinner, we walked back to the hotel to get some rest for tomorrow.
[November 12, 2016 - Saturday]
Saturday morning we woke up early and got things ready because we were taking the train to Leominster to visit our friends Dave & Deanne. I had misread the train schedule and was glad I rechecked it because we would have missed the train if we had used the time I originally noted. When I noticed this mistake we only had forty-five minutes to get to the train station.
|North Station - Boston|
[November 13, 2016 - Sunday]
On Sunday morning Dave cooked breakfast for us and we had a nice visit. About 11:00am Dave & Deanne took us back to the train station so we could get back to Boston.
|Bunker Hill Monument|
This morning Thomas needed to attend a meeting at the conference so I was on my own. I had made some plans that included letterboxing, National Parks and the Freedom Trail.
Letterboxing Along the Freedom Trail. Somewhere along the line I took a wrong turn and ended up heading in the wrong direction but I realized what I had done and corrected it quickly. I arrived at Boston Common on the side near the Capitol Building and entered Dunkin Donuts to get something to eat and some coffee. I took my breakfast sandwich and coffee to the Visitor Center in Boston Common and found a bench where I could sit and eat. When I was done I went into the Visitor Center and got a map and some information about the Freedom Trail. But before I started the trail I wanted to do something else first. I headed out of Boston Common and walked along Joy St. to the Boston African American National Historic Site. I first got my National Park Passport Stamp and then I took a guided tour of the site. While doing all this I was also working on the Junior Ranger Booklet for the site. When I finished the tour and walking through the exhibits I met Thomas out in front of the building.
|Make Way for Ducklings|
[November 15, 2016 - Tuesday]
Thomas is busy all day today with his conference so I am on my own to do whatever. We woke up to lots of clouds and a good chance of rain for the day. But I was determined to finish the Freedom Trail. So I left the hotel and walked to Seaport Blvd. and then to Atlantic Ave. as I made my way to the Paul Revere House.
|Copp's Burying Ground|
|USS Constitution Museum|