The following Weblog items are filed under the Boston category. There are 70 entries in this section. The earliest was published on March 16, 2003 and the latest entry was filed on April 10, 2006. If you have any comments about Boston please let me know!
April 10, 2006
Don't forget to bring a rock with you to Walden Pond. Here's why: The actual site of the cabin is marked with granite pillars. Nearby, is the stone cairn first started by Rollins to mark the spot of his discovery. It has become a tradition for visitors to add a rock to the pile. If you ever decide to visit Thoreau's cabin site, be sure to bring your own rock.
Also, if you plan on going on the Duck Tour of Boston, be sure to book it in advance as they do sell out! http://www.bostonducktours.com/
You mention Art Museums, don't forget to check out Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum of Art: http://www.gardnermuseum.org/
Don't forget other sites in Boston:
April 19, 2004
Happy Patriots day!
While many runners in the Boston Marathon were struggling with the near 80's temp, visitors to Concord, Bedford and Lexington were enjoying the nice weather watching the various Patriots day parades and activities.
Traffic around the Boston area was pretty light this morning, since many schools are closed this week and some business closed because of the local holiday. My commute was interrupted by some boy scouts marching from Stow to Concord to reenact the minuteman walk.
Today is the 9th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, however most media outlets are focusing their coverage on tomorrow's 5th anniversary of the Columbine incident.
December 04, 2003
Downtown Concord Holiday Stroll
Tonight the town of Concord Massachusetts will be having a special tree lighting ceremony. Downtown will be closed to local traffic for two hours starting at 6pm. After the lighting of the tree there will be a parade and all the stores downtown will be open late.
I'll head downtown Concord after work to check out all the excitement!
Update: Lots of people were downtown! Since it was pretty cold out, most people took the time to visit the various stores downtown. The most popular stores were: Concord Hand Design and the Corner Toy Store. For some reason the famous Concord Cheese Shop was not open. Hot Chocolate easily beat out the Cold Cider that was offered for free by local merchants.
June 13, 2003
I drove into the city of Boston this morning, since I will attempt to drive down to Cape Cod after work.
On the way into work I drove behind a car with licence plate: EYE-FIX.
I parked at the 'GARDEN GARAGE' (617) 742-8025. I think it will only cost me $15 for all day parking. This is owned by Standard Parking (An APCOA/Standard Parking Company) I parked here since the location is perfect to get onto 93 South.
Update: It only cost $14 to park all day at the 'GARDEN GARAGE'! However, it took forever to get out of Boston to the Cape. (2.5 hours to be exact.) However, this might be due to an accident on 93.
March 16, 2003
Saint Patrick's day parade in Boston
When visiting the Saint Patrick's day parade in Boston be sure to arrive early and watch the parade near the Broadway T stop. (This is where the parade starts)
Most local bars along the route charge a cover fee. (One place had a $20 cover fee) Best Bet: go several hours after the parade is over.
Your best chance at getting a seat on the T after the Saint Patrick's day parade is getting on the Andrew station. You will find the Broadway T stop very crowded.
Starbucks at Newbury Street only has 10 seats! Not worth visiting for laptop use. Best Bet is Newbury Street Open.net nearby.
Street Parking is FREE on Sunday in Boston. There were plenty of parking along Newbury Street early Sunday morning. Its the best place to find parking!