We truly enjoyed our stay in Maine and after leaving Bar Harbor we stayed at an Elks Lodge in Portland, Maine along our way to Boston. The Bims and Cheryl had been to Boston in the past but it was another first for Dennis DeNoi. There are very few campgrounds near Boston and so we decided on Boston Minuteman RV Park in Littleton, MA (A good one for our fellow RV’ers, the owners were extremely helpful). Dennis and I were on our own for a few days as the Bims visited Charlene’s aunt in New Hampshire. We took the train into Boston both days, if you can avoid driving in Boston, we highly recommend taking public transportation. On the first day we walked around the Boston Common, which dates back to 1634 making it the oldest park in the United States and the Public Gardens, one of the first botanical gardens in the US. We enjoyed lunch an excellent lunch at the Cheers bar, at must see if you are a fan of the show. Over the next few hours we walked over 6.5 miles enjoying the capital of Massachusetts and the rich history of our nation’s founding. We didn’t walk the entire Freedom Trail but we did enjoy the beauty of the Massachusetts State House, which has over 13 pounds of gold on its dome, Beacon Hill and Little Italy.
On our next day after our 2nd train ride into the city we decided to take a tour and chose the original Boston Duck Tour. We have enjoyed Duck Tours in a couple other cities and find them to give you a nice overview if your time is limited. Our tour guide was Hardly Davidson (all the guides have a persona) and he was awesome!! He mixed humor and history to give us a great tour! The original Duck boats were vehicles that served our armed forces in WW II. Troops and supplies needed to be taken from ship to shore often with no ports and the military needed a rugged, seaworthy vehicle that could land and then drive directly to the front lines. On our Duck tour we saw Faneuil Hall, the Old State House, the North End, Court Street, Bunker Hill Monument and even toured Boston from the Charles River.
Even though we are on the road touring this great country of ours, we did spend one of our days in the area doing maintenance, cleaning, laundry etc. The days were beautiful and the evenings are getting cooler but we always enjoy a campfire whenever possible……see you down the road!