Day 2 – Boston

I’m sitting in my bed at Hostelling International Boston right now and am picking up some kind of wireless signal. Today’s weather was about the same as yesterday: cold, wind, and rain. The first stop was the New England Aquarium. Unfortunately, all the schools in Boston are not in session this week and the building was packed wall-to-wall with kids. But we did get to see some colorful fish as a break from the gray skies outside.

Afterward, Erick and I walked along a portion of the Freedom Trail, past Paul Revere’s house, old graveyards, and over a river, to the USS Constitution, which is a 210 year old war ship.

Then Erick had to drive back to Maine, so he dropped me off on the street near a subway station. From that moment I was on my own and I realized I didn’t know how to even get to the place I was staying. Luckily, I was able to find a good spot to pull out my computer and find directions.

Checked in to my room, and then walked over to the Museum of Fine Arts, which is free on Wednesday nights. And that’s a day!

Day 1 – Boston

Quick timeline up to now:

  • December, 2003 – Graduated college
  • May, 2004 – Starting working full time
  • March 16, 2007 – Last day of work
  • April 17, 2007 – First day of travel

I’m packed a laptop, camera, and a minimal amount of items and set off for some traveling to do something different.

After waking at 4AM, I set off for the airport. I arrived in Boston at 2PM after a connection in Chicago using American Airlines. Erick Leskinen picked me at the airport and we proceeded to get lost in the maze of Boston’s old streets. We drove our way across the Charles River to Cambridge and visited the MIT Museum (see photos in gallery). Afterwards, we went to the downtown market and ate some Clam Chowder. The day was filled with 50 MPH gusts of wind, rain, and plain cold weather, so we couldn’t walk around too much outside.