Boston, Beantown, The Hub, The Athens of America, The City on a Hill

Thursday September 18th ~ Boston

Boston Skyline

Boston Skyline

Did you know that all of the above are nicknames for the city of Boston?

I got laid low with a bug and spent a big part of the past few days in bed, simply trying to get well. That put a serious damper in our sightseeing plans for Beantown. We still managed to get out and see a few of the items on the “must see” list including a 1/2 day inside the John F Kennedy Library, walked some, took a harbor cruise and a city tour.

I’m worn out and still not feeling 100%, so I’m just going to post a few pictures I took over a couple of days of sightseeing in Boston. 

John F Kennedy Presidential Library

JFK Presidential Library

JFK Presidential Library

Inside the museum

Inside the museum

Massachusetts State House

State House with a protest in process

State House with a protest in process

Freedom Trail

Start of the Freedom Trail

Start of the Freedom Trail

Duck Tour

Duck Tour

Boston Harbor

Boston Harbor

Bridge and building

Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge and TD Garden (home of the Celtics and Bruins)

Cheers

Cheers – “Where every body knows your name”

Fenway Park

Fenway Park (home of the Red Sox)

Boston, typical curved architecture

Boston, typical curved architecture

Green pond with blue reflection

Green pond with blue reflection

Reflections

Reflections

Curious how Boston got the nickname of Beantown? Click here to find out.

We take off tomorrow, driving up the coast a ways and then cutting west. I spent part of this afternoon looking at maps, guide books from AAA and researching on the Internet.

And then I put it all aside and we made an executive decision to just GO AND FIGURE IT OUT ALONG THE WAY.

Gratitude Moment: Today I am grateful for Amoxicillin. Enough said.

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About Tim and Joanne Joseph

Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our "next chapter". At a stage in life where traveling the world, taking pictures, and sharing our adventures with friends and family will be our dream come true.
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6 Responses to Boston, Beantown, The Hub, The Athens of America, The City on a Hill

  1. Sorry you were sick, but glad you are on the mend. We remember some fabulous meals at Durgan Park, where the Kennedy’s used to eat. And some crazy Taxi rides!

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  2. Sirpa says:

    What a wonderful journey you have had, Joanne and Tim. I’m glad I have been able to follow your experiences throughout the world.Maybe one day I will follow your example of letting it go….
    Best wishes from Helsinki, Finland

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  3. andthreetogo says:

    Hope you get well soon! Boston is one of my favorite American cities. The history and architecture are fascinating!

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  4. salpal1 says:

    hope you feel better, soon. looks like you had pretty weather for the short time you were out and about. I love Boston, and hope you get back there sometime when you are feeling well enough to walk the Freedom Trail, explore Beacon Hill and all the wonderful places tucked away in that historic place.

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