The Road Less Traveled-Making Every Mile A Memory travel blog

Our campsite at Boston Minuteman RV Park

Cheers, where everybody knows your name

Let's go see if Norm, Cliff, Sam, Carla and the rest of...

Cheers!!

Faneuil Hall has been a marketplace and meeting hall since 1743-Sam Adams...

One of the entrances to the State House

Massachusetts State House-the dome has over 13 pounds of gold covering the...

Boston Public Gardens were established in 1837 as the first botanical garden...

Statue of George Washington in the Public Gardens is the largest statue...

Close up of the George Washington Statue

The Zakim-Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge which opened in...

As we walked toward the Inner Harbor of Boston we noticed something...

....and saw this! Harbor Art titled "SOS"-Safety Orange Swimmers which represents global...

The Boston Stone purportedly represents the center of the town of Boston

Architecture that caught our eye-love that Dennis caught those reflections in the...

More beautiful architecture

....and more

One last one

Weather vanes caught our eye, too

Lobster weather vane

Our Duck Tour took off from the New England Aquarium

Our tour guide, Hardly Davidson-all the tour guides have a quirky persona

Hardly mixed humor and history to give us an educational tour of...

Cool up close photo of our tour guide

View of our Duck Boat from one of the side view mirrors

Passing another Duck Boat in the Charles River

Zakim-Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge from the Charles River

Approaching the Longfellow Bridge, also known as the "Salt and Pepper Bridge"because...

Longfellow Bridge's "Salt and Pepper" towers

Getting ready for lunch at the famous Union Oyster House, open since...

We walked in and saw this! We volunteer for the ESGR helping...

Where we ate lunch, this bar is a bit younger than the...


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!

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