Visiting Boston Area

Trip Start Jul 30, 2010
Trip End Dec 31, 2015

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Wompatuck State Park

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

We found a Mass State Park about 10 miles out of Boston.  This park has electric hookups only, but it cost only $17 per day! 

Thursday we drove to Cape Cod and drove to Provincetown at the tip of Cape Cod.  We saw the Pilgrims Monument in Provincetown. 

Friday we drove into Quincy and went to Barnes and Noble to use their WIFI to do yet more house paperwork and pay bills. 

Saturday we drove to the waterfront in Quincy and parked the truck.  We took the Commuter Boat to downtown Boston where we had lunch at Legal Seafood which was recommended to us by Brian.  We signed up for a trolley tour and went first to North Church which was made famous by Paul Revere (who was made famous by Longfellow --- "Listen my children and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere ...)  We walked from North Church through Little Italy (really a neat area) and on to Ye Olde Oyster House where Daniel Webster used to go daily for 3 dozen oysters and 6 glasses of brandy!  We had beer.  We walked down to Boston Common and we were surprised that it was so small.  We got back on the trolley and went to Cambridge, went past MIT and Fenway Park.  We learned from our trolley driver that the tradition in Boston is to walk to Fenway for the games.  We then got off the trolley and walked by the original Cheers bar.  We then rode the trolley back to the Wharf and caught the boat back to Quincy.  We saw lots of other sights from the trolley and had a really good time. 

Sunday Patti drove us in to Boston to see the Museum of Fine Arts.  We thought the building was beautiful and the dome in the lobby had frescoes painted by John Singer Sargent.  We especially liked the European exhibit and the paintings by Monet, Renoir, Vincent van Gogh and others.  The museum has a musical instruments exhibit which has beautiful pianos and unique stringed instruments.  They also have a collection of historic flutes.  The cost to see the museum is $20 per person which is well worth it, but our parking bill was $22 for three hours!

Monday we had yet more paper work to do for the house sale and this time we had to get stuff notarized.  We first went to a bank in Providence RI where they wouldn't help us because we didn't have an account in their bank, so we walked to City Hall and went to the City Clerk who told us she wasn't comfortable notarizing our papers because they were from WA state!  She continued to explain that the FBI comes into their offices and she just wasn't going to do this for us!  Next we went to a Re/Max office and got the task accomplished.  It took us three hours to get this done.  We didn't have much time to look around Providence, and we were frustrated with the whole deal.  On a positive note it appears that the house has sold. 

Tuesday we just stayed in the campground and had a quiet day.

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WesnLinds on

I hope to one day become a Notary Public so that I can refuse to notarize things for people. The raw power!

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