MUSHY'S MOOCHINGS: HOW I SURVIVED BEING A “LEAF PEEPER” – Day 1 and 2

Thursday, September 28, 2006

HOW I SURVIVED BEING A “LEAF PEEPER” – Day 1 and 2

It was eight days on the road, the rail, and the water! And, let me say up front it was wonderful!

I have traveled on Greyhound and Trailways buses back in my Air Force days, and even rode one or two to Florida for cruise connections, but the bus we had for this tour was a hundred times more comfortable. We met the Mayflower tour guide and bus driver in Boston at the Doubletree Hotel. This was my favorite hotel, even over the Mohegan Sun because of the wonderful bed with six pillows and a fluffy comforter! Although, I am pretty sure I hear at least 6 shots being fired somewhere nearby during the night!

We spent the first evening touring Boston on our own. We wanted to hit Cheers (the original), walk some of the “Freedom Trail,” and sample some good local seafood and did pretty well on our own. “Our own” should be interpreted as two to three couples. We met two other couples from the Oak Ridge, Tennessee area and we ran as a Big Orange “clique” the entire trip.

The next morning was the first official day and was made up of a very detailed bus and walking tour of Boston. We were impressed with the city’s history and historic sites, the old and new architecture, and with how clean the entire city was. That is, of course, in areas other than the “Big Dig” and the airport! I would not personally drive in Boston, but our bus driver was fearless and could magically reduce the size of the bus to get down narrow streets, between parked cars, and through parking lots.

One of our best meals, even topping the full lobster our last evening, was at Legal Sea Food, where I indulged in scallops served up three delightful ways – fried, broiled, and bacon wrapped! See more at Mushy's Cookings!

5 comments:

Goddess said...

You looked like you were enjoying that seafood!

Rhea said...

I am so glad you enjoyed New England (my area). I wanted to tell you that my college hangout was the bar they now call "Cheers." It used to be called the Bull & Finch. When they did the show Cheers it was so weird to see 'my bar' on TV.

Fathairybastard said...

Cool. Old Ironsides. Did you get to walk around the ship?

Mushy said...

Did not get to go on board. It is a commissioned ship and you have to go through security check. There was not enough time.

I did not know that the Navy still man's the ship!

Fathairybastard said...

Yep, its a flagged ship. Very important historic relic.