Over the years I have heard good things about Baaaaaaaaahhhhhston (Boston for short). When I moved to Charlotte I worked with a few Boston natives, Darren and George, who of course talked it up regarding the summer months but were elated to have moved south for the winters. In the summer Boston didn’t disappoint. It might have been too warm actually because Whitney and I kept finding bars just to cool down. (full disclaimer: we were there in September, not right now).
As with most of the big cities I tend to go out and see all the major touristy attractions. So we threw some tea in the harbor, told everyone the British were coming, pretended to love the Red Sox (unfortunately/fortunately there was a Pearl Jam concert we could overhear from outside the stadium), and drank beer like Irishmen. I think we spent every daylight hour in the city just walking around sightseeing and snapping a photo of everything since the lighting was great.
After getting our Charlie Ticket to ride the MBTA we planned to get on an off buses all day but since we are impatient we ended up walking 99% of the time, oh well maybe next time.
Not pictured are the excursions we took around the outskirts of the city, because we mainly drove around to sightsee there and driving and photography just don’t mix well. I will say that Harvard was underwhelming as hell. At least I can put on my resume that “I went to Harvard”. AND SAM ADAMS WAS CLOSED THE TWO DAYS WE WERE THERE. WTF MATE. So we went out to Woo-stah for some disc golf at Maple Hill Instead.
Next time I’d like to spend a few more days to really get a feel for the best eats and go to some major paid attractions. There is so much crammed in around Boston that it could take multiple more trips to find my favorite area. With Whitney needing to get back to work in Richmond we had to hightail it out of the Northeast and drive through all of the remaining states.
In the two weeks Whit was in the van we checked off Michigan, Canada, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey and Delaware. Oh yeah, we paid a ton of tolls.