North to Boston

Trip Start Jul 28, 2012
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Trip End Aug 12, 2012


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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Left the girls at Plymouth Beach this morning while me and H visited the Plimoth Plantation.This is a recreation of the original Pilgrims' village as well as the Native American's one too.Actors played the Pilgrims as if it was 1627 whilst descendants of the Native tribes were in their village but weren't doing any acting,just giving their view of history and how their ancestors lived.We chatted to a teenage lad who explained what animals they skinned and ate - the building he was in was a sleeping place and full of furry skins.

The pilgrim actors were supposed to be English and one we spoke to came across as if he was a 17th century farmer, but some of the others sounded Irish. We liked the Fort at the top of the hill with a chapel on ground floor and lots of cannons facing all directions upstairs.

H bought some Native American recipe books so we'll be eating some of that when we get home.

All in all a good way to spend a couple of hours after an early hotel checkout time of 11am but before check in at Boston at 4 pm.

We took a scenic route to Boston to kill more time. Drove through seaside towns called Hull (much nicer than our Hull!) and Weymouth ( not as nice!) before stopping off at a town called Quincy where we had seafood lunch overlooking the beach,bay and Boston's skyscrapers in distance.

Arrived at Kendall Inn in Cambridge (separate town just over river from Boston,next to MIT if you have heard of that) at 330pm.Hit with extra $50 for Caitlin being between 12-16,which I did state when I booked online back in Jan.This was always going to be the most expensive hotel of the holiday but guess they were just making sure!At least they didn't pass on the higher car park price.

Walked into Boston over the bridge and wandered around Beacon Hill, Theater,Ladder (?),and Downtown districts. Stopped off at The Four Fields Irish Bar for a couple of beers and as soon as we got out it got very windy then poured down.But it was very warm and bearable. Wandered round a bit more before finding Stoddards, a bar/restaurant done up in dark wood and whose bar was made in West Yorkshire.Had a couple more in there and walked back to hotel
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