Boston Trip, Part Three (Picture Heavy) in Travels with ConnieK

  • Oct. 29, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
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Oh, this entry will drive those with slower computers crazy, but Day Three (Monday) started early and busy, from Boston in the morning to Rockport in the afternoon. Our foster daughter left us for work in Detroit (we hated to let her go but its a great job and she was happy to be with us if only for a couple of days) and the kids rented a Ford Yukon (which was huge and looked like a hearse) for the next leg of the journey. The heated seats were great for my arthritic back.

File under “The Sights You See in Beantown” (I was raised on this milk):

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It was all Boston Tea Party in the morning, with tour, museum, and gift shop. And don’t we look like a couple of old salts? LOL!

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The tour was fun and informative at times (interactive opening “town meeting” in which we were all assigned roles, great guide who played his part well, and later, an AWESOME video that laid out the reasons for the unrest and an unflinching look at the consequences of the rebellious act) and really, really hokey at times (the reconstructed ship was great, but the fake tea boxes thrown overboard was a bit silly as was the weird looking mannequin in one of the berths).

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There was a Disney-ish hologram presentation of two colonial women debating the issues (one a Torey, the other a Whig). The only known surviving wood tea box was on display, balanced on a corner with a light shining on it as it rotated under a glass dome. The exit, of course, is through the gift shop, where I found some nice Christmas gifts. Okay, let’s go picture crazy…

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The Flag of New England (hint: there’s a pine tree on it):

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Lunch was at the Barking Crab where I had a clam roll since I knew we were heading to a lobster dinner in Rockport. We stayed at my step-mother’s house (that’s her at the gate):

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the kids stayed at a hotel overlooking a rocky beach washed clean by the Atlantic Ocean. We had Lobster casserole for dinner. That structure sticking up in the background is where they’re replacing a steeple on a church. First they had to extract a couple of cannon balls embedded in its side, though:

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A good portion of the town turned out for the steeple raising.

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A house dating back to the 1700s is being restored. Notice the width of the boards.

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Hmmmm…found another steeple raising:

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More Rockport

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Okay, I promise the next post will not be so picture heavy!


woman in the moon October 29, 2017

Your photos really give a feel for the Boston area. I've never been there so I really appreciate it.
Not sure photo loading is as much of an issue as it used to be. They loaded easily for me.

ConnieK woman in the moon ⋅ October 29, 2017

I didn't know if it would be an issue for those with older computers or not.

Shattered October 29, 2017

Love them! You are beautiful!

ConnieK Shattered ⋅ October 29, 2017

Nah...just an ordinary person, but thank you. :)

a mote, floating October 29, 2017

I'm looking at these going, "I remember you! And I remember you!..." Though I think that glassy, reflective building behind the Tea Party boat went up after I had moved down here. You look great!

I was on dial-up as late as 2011, and back then picture-heavy entries made a big difference. (Trying to do ID on bugguide.net was near impossible unless I used the library.)

ConnieK a mote, floating ⋅ October 29, 2017

Our business pays for our internet service. Once we fully retire, I'm going to have to figure out a cheaper alternative. Glad you get to visit again, even if only through pictures. :)

GypsyWynd October 29, 2017

Love the pictures!

ConnieK GypsyWynd ⋅ October 29, 2017

Thanks!

Chic Chat October 30, 2017

Her house.. What a view that would be every morning!!!!

ConnieK Chic Chat ⋅ October 30, 2017

Isn't it incredible? The house is gorgeous!

QueenSuzu October 30, 2017

Awesome pictures, especially of you and chuck! So glad I get to see what you two look like.

ConnieK QueenSuzu ⋅ October 30, 2017

Yep. Just ordinary people. :)

Eriu November 02, 2017

~sigh~ dreaming now but at least your pictures let me be there! It's also great to see a picture of you, especially enjoying yourself. Usually I'm the one taking pictures because I don't want to be in them, but I read that family members want to be able to remember you and don't care about whatever criticisms you have of yourself.

ConnieK Eriu ⋅ November 02, 2017

The kids take selfies and are happy. I take one and I think, "Oh, my Lord, do I look OLD!"

ConnieK Eriu ⋅ November 02, 2017

The kids take selfies and are happy. I take one and I think, "Oh, my Lord, do I look OLD!"

Bird of Paradise November 25, 2017

I take it you like lobster. And for me the pictures didn't slow my computer down at all

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