Saturday, July 03, 2010
Cruising New England
The family and I have been out in Boston for the last several days and we have been having a grand old time. Everyone says it's a good idea to start with a Duck Tour during your first visit to Beantown. So we did. Amazing history and great overview of the city on an amphibious bus. The highlight was heading into the water on the Charles River. Lots of sailboats and we almost took one out! The captain of the bus/boat explained that the boats were from the Community Boating Center and that for $1 you can join and learn to sail and sail all summer long. That's amazing! The program started in the 30's and is thriving today. Wish I had access to a program like that when I was a kid. After the tour, we headed to the Museum of Science for some more fun. Yesterday we went on a waterfront Segway tour. What a blast! Technology and history and a tour of the bay. Some awesome boats to behold and it was so cool to breeze around the docks and canals of Boston on a Segway. Then we headed off to Tillerman country. Bristol, RI was our destination. My nephew is a sous chef at a restaurant called Persimmons down near the water on State St. We headed in for a very fine meal and some lovely hospitality from the staff. I even sent the "godfather" a note from the table via email and Tillerman replied! Bristol is a lovely town and the sailing looks fantastic. Today we head off for our annual family reunion at Lake Sunapee in NH. Should be a great 4th of July as we enjoy fireworks on the water. Have a safe and sane July 4th!