Rainy Boston

Trip Start Aug 02, 2013
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Trip End Aug 18, 2013


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Friday, August 9, 2013

Weather 100% rain but warm

Day started out rainy and continued to be rainy all day. It was warm though. So we put on our rain coats and enjoyed Bahston like all the other Bahstonians. Worked out great because we still had our second day on trolleys. Kept us dry and took us all over Boston.

We had some interesting Trolley drivers today. One of them was an older gentleman. Not sure about the gentleman part. He was irritated when people in the back were talking in the back (which wasn't offensive to me) and asked them to stop 3 times and followed up with, "maybe the next war they will be on our side." (which was offensive) They were Middle Eastern. The next one was an odd guy who seemed distracted when talking to him. Then he got off the bus and disappeared. He returned 5 minutes later with a bag of food from Cheesecake Factory. While he was driving he kept sipping from a water bottle. Not drinking from a water bottle. Sipping. Like you would if it were drinking...VODKA?! It wasn't clear like water. No kidding, I really believe he was not drinking water. Sip. Sip, sip. Sip. Cap back on. A few miles. Sip. Sip, sip, sip. Weirdo. The next guy, it was his birthday. I think he announced this for tip sake. He was nice. While other drivers waited for other bus connectors to come and pick up their riders, he leaves so he has an empty bus. Too funny. The last driver was just pure offensive making communist comments and ripping on the mayor or governor and other races. Crazy.

This trolley tour took us to the state capital. We did have to go through security (unlike Vermont's capital). Then we went to Harvard's campus. Much like U of M, it is sprawled all over the city. We do have to say that this is a really nice city from corner to corner. It is safe, clean and nice people everywhere. This is really a great city. We had lunch on Harvard Campus at a Mongolian BBQ type place and hopped the trolley for home. There is a separate Cambridge/Harvard trolley loop. They drop you to pick up another trolley. We got off one at the original Cheers bar to pick up another and it wasn't coming. Come to find out a beer truck got in an accident and was dangling over an overpass. The only thing holding them from crashing down was the beer. It was on the news. Traffic was horrendous. We decided not to wait and start walking because even if we got on one, the traffic was so backed up, we'd be sitting there for days. It was a terrible walk. We saw the location of the Boston Tea Party. Pretty cool.

Back at the hotel, we decided not to head out again and order pizza in and watch tv for the first time in 7 days. Literally. Now we are at the pool again. Tomorrow we head out for Cape Cod, Rhode Island and Connecticut. We will spend the night in Connecticut.
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