We’ve been having a great time visiting Marti’s sister Gail in Rhode Island. My dad has come along with us as it’s been many years since he has been to New England and we’re still having to keep after the daily bandage change from his elbow infection.
We’ve been enjoying some of New England’s finest cuisine, I went for a whole lobster,
while my dad enjoyed his sautéed.
I was worried that there wouldn’t be any lobsters available because those ladies from RV-A-Go Go are in Maine this summer and have been working hard at reducing the lobster population. ;c)
We spent a lovely afternoon at the beach in Galilee, RI.
Yesterday, we caught the train to Boston, sure is a better way than trying to drive into the city.
We took a trolley/harbor tour package around the city on the City View Trolleys Tour, a great deal for only $20 with coupon (that they provide right at the ticket booth). You can get on and off the trolley at seven stops around the city, plus take a 45 minute narrated tour around Boston harbor.
While we waited to board the tour boat, I got a kick out of this duck drinking at a fresh water discharge from a dockside refrigerator unit. Smart duck!
A perfect day for a boat ride, sunny and mild. Gail is sitting with a map over her head because she doesn’t like the direct sun.
There are many interesting boats in the harbor.
How about this one? The old Coast Guard Lightship Nantucket that has been converted inside to a luxury yacht. It can be yours for only a mere $7 million.
We paid our respects to “Old Ironsides”, the USS Constitution moored at the former Boston Navy Yard.
I liked the 87’ Coast Guard cutter Flying Fish moored at Coast Guard Base Boston. I never sailed on one, they came out after my sea going days. But I’d love to get underway on one someday (wishful thinking).
Beautiful views of the Boston skyline.
Of course, no visit to Boston would be complete without a stop at the Quincy Market for lunch!
Dad treated himself to a clam roll sandwich.
I was very careful not to get in the way of his food, I might have lost a hand. I enjoyed an overflowing bread bowl of New England Clam Chowder. It took a while to get it because I didn’t ask for Chowdah, so the server couldn’t understand me…
Not every journey we take is with our Journey, but we’re still having fun anyway! :c)
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