Wednesday, October 31, 2012

"And it was from Boston that one in every six American families began their journey into the land of the free." ~ Thomas Menino

As we put plans in place to visit the Cape this year, Bruce suggested that we tack on a couple of days in Boston.  I readily agreed.  We had been there several years ago, when my son was younger, and we did things that might appeal to a younger child - the science museum, the aquarium (though I wanted to go there again this year, but much of it is undergoing renovation).  This trip we played adult tourists.  We spent the better part of one day traipsing about the city, taking in all of the sights and sounds that it had to offer.  Our second day in Boston took us to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum, which I will write about on Saturday.

The first place that I wanted to visit was the Quicny Market.

"Quincy Market combines the glories of the past and the vitality of the present with more than 50 shops, 14 restaurants, 40 food court stops and Boston's most popular comedy club. For over 250 years, the marketplace has played an integral role in the life of Boston's residents." 

There, we saw vendors offering every kind of food from every corner of the world.  We did not actually eat there, but it was an experience unto itself!

~Paul Revere and The Old North Church~

~ The Coop - the Harvard/MIT Bookstore ~

~ Blooms along city streets ~

~ The reflection of a church  ~

~ The Boston skyline up close ~

Boston is a wonderful city to visit, and while I love New York City, the Boston rail/subway system is ten times easier to understand and negotiate, so we really felt quite comfortable about getting around.  If you happen to find yourself in the Boston area, take time to tour around a bit - wonderful sites and wonderful food.


  1. Everything about your blog is just wonderful. I enjoy it so much.

    Smiles, Dottie

    1. Thank you Dottie - as I do yours. Your happy photos always make me smile!

  2. You really packed a lot into two days! Thanks for sharing your adventure here. When Jeff and I were in Boston for a Brew Fest, I found the mix of old and new, particularly the architecture, intriguing. As crazy as the roads are in the center of the city, they were interesting to navigate. A great city to explore, for certain.

  3. I visited Boston 28 years ago and LOVE it. It reminds me to San Fransisco (where my father and I were born). My favorite thing was Isabella Gardeners museum. I am so glad you got to spend some days that. Clarice