As referenced in my post about Old Sturbridge Village, we get to New England fairly often. While I was growing up, Boston was always a place one avoids while traveling elsewhere. I still remember hearing my father while he was driving up front. Why would you go within 50 miles of Boston? So many reasons to avoid it. The traffic, the traffic and most importantly the traffic.
Well, it only took me 30 more years to give Boston an honest try. I have mixed feelings about my time there. Sometimes when you visit a new place you can tell the locals can smell you coming. Boston wasn’t ever unwelcoming per se, but we were obviously taking up valuable space on more than one occasion. But whatever, I had no problems with traffic.
We hit some of the tourist traps, but our main reason for the trip was homeschool. We decided to homeschool because our work schedules and lifestyle allowed us to, and its been a positive experience. We thirst for travel, and not working around a government schedule allows us to provide opportunities and experiences other kids don’t always have.
We enjoyed the New England Aquarium, though it was under construction, as well as the Museum of Science. Grace and Lori rode a subway for the first time and the reviews were good. We love to eat great food, and Boston delivered on this front again and again.
Boston was the first stop in a loop, followed by Sturbridge (which gets its own post), then north to the White Mountains and Bangor via Laconia, North Conway and Rt2.
Bonus: my wife always refers to Paul Bunyan as Ted Bundy, and it refuses to get old.
Images in this set are courtesy of Fuji GA645, 4.0 EBC Fujinon loaded with Ilford FP4 and HP5. Processing and scans are Ilfosol3 and Epson Perfection 3200 Photo.