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Hey Boston! Whaddaya got?

 
 
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 23 May, 2014 09:30 am
@Linkat,
Linkat wrote:
I love Rockport, personally - small seaside town.


double agree - esp if you can be there when it's quiet
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Lash
 
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Reply Fri 23 May, 2014 11:29 am
Totally dancing around!!! The JFK, the minor league suggestion, great restaurants, the great small town ideas, harboring!!! Bless ypu guys for giving us so much to choose from!!! Smile
Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 23 May, 2014 11:32 am
@Lash,
Just another thought - there is a ferry that leaves from Seaport in Boston that goes to Provincetown on the tip of Cape Cod. You could get a harbor cruise and spend the day in PT. I haven't been there in years and years, but I used to work right from where the ferry would leave. It is a big gay/lesbian community (just as a heads up).

In part too - depending where you are staying right in Boston or outside - if right in Boston something like above is great. If not, it would depend where you are staying - but some other great places to see depending on what you like Lexington/Concord. Take a ferry to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket. Go to visit Newport, RI. All those places are great.
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George
 
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Reply Fri 23 May, 2014 11:34 am
There used to be an eleveated expressway that ran north-south through
Boston along the waterfront. It was called the Central Artery and it was an
eyesore. So we depressed the Central Artery which had so long depressed
us. Now it runs under ground and above ground is the Greenway, a long,
narrow park from South Station to the North End.

It's a lovely walk with grass, trees, flowers and fountains. I recommend
starting around South Station and going north. You'll pass the arch of
the Boston Harbor Hotel, Quincy Market, the Aquarium, and Long Wharf.
Check out the whimsical creatures on the carousel.

Once you get to Hanover St., you're in the North End. The next street
is Cross St. and there you will find one of my favorite places for coffee
and pastry, the Bread + Butter Bakey. I'm gaining weight just writing
about it.

You can roam around the North End, Boston's "Little Italy" as Linkat
suggested and hunt up a good place for dinner. You can also see two
houses of note: Paul Revere's house (notable for obvious reasons) and
The Skinny House (notable for being only 10 feet wide).
Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 23 May, 2014 11:36 am
@George,
Quote:
You can also see two
houses of note: Paul Revere's house (notable for obvious reasons) and
The Skinny House (notable for being only 10 feet wide).


And don't forget the Old North Church -- (one if by land, two if by sea).
George
 
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Reply Fri 23 May, 2014 11:42 am
@Linkat,
Right!
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margo
 
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Reply Fri 23 May, 2014 10:33 pm
Bookmarking.
Boston's on my list.
Lash
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jun, 2014 05:40 pm
@margo,
My dear. I leave Wednesday and the kids and I are brimming with ideas. We know since this is Zack's first trip, we'll be hitting familiar tourist spots - but hey. These lovely things are part of what make Boston unique.

We discovered - poor darling son - that the Sox are out of town, but interesting tours by former Sox players or admins or some such personalities take you behind the scenes of historic, one of a kind Fenway are available at really low prices, so this is on our list.

I'll come back and give you the low-down on our experience.
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Thomas
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jun, 2014 05:54 pm
In addition to what the others said, I'd consider a visit at the JFK presidential library. Interesting exhhibits, gorgeous building.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jun, 2014 06:13 pm
Ooooh, Wednesday's coming soon! I await your impressions and am wishing you all a fine time.
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George
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jun, 2014 11:31 am
The Scooper Bowl

$10.00 for an adult, $5.00 for a child and you can eat ice cream till your
brain freezes over.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jun, 2014 12:16 pm
@George,
Unlimited ice cream "sponsored by Walgreens: At the corner of happy & healthy...."
Well they got the happy part down. Laughing
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jun, 2014 12:24 pm
@tsarstepan,
I remembered one more thing - find out about frappes. I'm not sure what they are, guessing soda and ice cream or some mix like that, and I don't even know how to pronounce that: frah pei with an s? frahp as in the first part of my new word, frappola? I think of those as Boston-y.
Linkat
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jun, 2014 12:30 pm
@George,
I used to go to it each year when I worked within walking distance. I am a subway ride to it so I do not attend any more.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jun, 2014 12:33 pm
@ossobuco,
Frappes are very thick milk shakes. Usually just has milk and ice cream maybe some type of syrup in it. No soda.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jun, 2014 12:42 pm
@Linkat,
Aha. I just remember the word from a million years ago, something to do with ice cream.
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George
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jun, 2014 02:32 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:
Unlimited ice cream "sponsored by Walgreens: At the corner of happy & healthy...."
Well they got the happy part down. Laughing
Ha! Gotta love the irony.
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George
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jun, 2014 02:37 pm
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:
I remembered one more thing - find out about frappes. I'm not sure
what they are, guessing soda and ice cream or some mix like that, and I
don't even know how to pronounce that: frah pei with an s? frahp as in
the first part of my new word, frappola? I think of those as Boston-y.

Rhymes with "trap".
My favorite way back when was a black-and-white frappe -- chocolate
syrup, milk and vanilla ice cream.
Linkat
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jun, 2014 03:00 pm
@George,
Yes yes -- the black and white frappe - the best!
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Lash
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jun, 2014 06:15 pm
If anyone knows, I've been searching for the minor league team closest to Boston/Medford. Does anyone know? I see Lowell Spinners. Is that closest to Beantown? (I don't think their season has started. Just wondering if I'm missing something.)

You guys are AWESOME!!!
 

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