Monday, April 2, 2012

B: Boston

I have done a bit of traveling but I have never been to northeastern parts of the U.S.  I would very much like to tour Boston and see all the sights, historic and otherwise.  I would love to take one of those self-guided audio tours, so I can walk around at my own speed and hear the stories as I go.  I also love the idea of sailing ships and harbor activities, and at least in my mind (which I will admit has limited geographic knowledge) that is also a big part of Boston. 

Mostly it is a city I'd like to see because I would like to know what else it is ... I am feeling really stupid, like I'd better do some googling before I publish this post, since I can't really list anything else about Boston.  The Red Sox are there...Harvard is there (I only know this thanks to Good Will Hunting, thank Matt and Ben)...people talk funny (I can say this because you all remember the movie Fargo and how everyone in your movie theater laughed at everyone's accent?  Yeah, that's how I talk - seriously)...what else is notable to Boston?

5 comments:

  1. My college daughter has two roommates from Boston. No accent! I just don't think it's right if you're from Boston and don't have one of those cool accents!

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  2. The Fanneuil Hall and Quincy Market and the Aquarium are pretty much what we hit when we took a little side trip there. I pretty much haven't left the Northeast...aside from Disneyworld! Hopped over from a-z

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  3. I loved Fargo and the way she talked! and I went to Boston a couple of years ago - just because - just because I had always heard about it and I wanted to do just what you did - walk those streets and see those places. I had a niece going to college there and I took advantage of that and stayed with her and wandered aimlessly around. It was awesome!

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  4. Boston is a great city. Although, to be specific, most of my experience is with Cambridge, not Boston, technically. I like the closeness of the water, and the history present on every street. In a lot of the rest of the country, especially in newly developed towns across the fifty states, there isn't that same sense of history. You get roll out cities... the same five stores and fast food joints, the same strip malls. In Boston, there are buildings hundreds of years old. Makes it feel more real to me. Like a stiff breeze in the winds of fate might not blow it away.

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  5. I lived in New Hampshire for 2 1/2 years during high school, but only made the trip to Boston a few times and got to see none of the historic or water stuff that really would've interested me. Instead, I tagged along while friends shopped. Not the most fun ever as I am definitely not a recreational shopper.

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