Thoughts About Boston

Trip Start Sep 04, 2008
Trip End May 19, 2009

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

After all of the "official" college visit things had been taken care of, like class visits, hearing from current students, meeting professors, tours, and etc... our real adventure began. We (the other kids visiting, and myself) all piled into a couple of vans, and drove down to the nearest subway station. Then, after making it through the treacherous sliding glass gates into the "T", we took the Orange Line to the Red Line, and got off at Harvard Square. I was in love already... if only Columbus had a subway system, with a stop up in Westerville... anyways, my love affair continued as I stepped out onto Harvard Square, and had a look around. What a cool old city. Dinner was had at a Mongolian BBQ look-a-like, called Fire and Ice, but somehow, it was even better. I had a great time hanging out with the other kids that night, and I'm not going to lie, it got me rather excited about getting back into a school environment.

I was back in Boston the next morning, but this time with my dad. We parked and walked around, marveling at the juxtaposition of the historical sites with the modern skyscrapers and starbucks of Boston today. The city was beautiful, and vibrant, and huge, and basically... awesome. We visited sites like Quincey Market and the Park Street Church along parts of Boston's "Freedom Trail." Then, because we were running out of time on the meter, we had to drive somewhere else... this time along the Charles River back out past MIT to Harvard, where my dad gave me the super brief tour, because we only had 30 minutes on the meter. The entire time I was on Harvard's campus, I don't think I saw a single student, but I did see, however, at least 200 camera wielding tourists snapping away at all the old buildings. We moved the car once more, grabbed a quick burrito at Q'doba - which is a total FAIL compared to Chipotle - and headed to the airport for the our flights home.

Overall, Boston gets 2 thumbs up from me. I hope to spend lots and lots of time exploring all there is to see and do in Boston, because it's much more interesting than Columbus.

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