"It's been such a long time...you know that 70s song from the rock band Boston. I couldn't get it out of my head as I finally revisted this awesome city. Back in 1991, I actually saw a lot of Boston, by racing 26.2 miles on foot all the way from Hopkinton to downtown. This time I would bring my camera and I wouldn't be in such a hurry.
As luck would have it there was a rowing competition the day I wanted to visit Harvard, located in nearby Cambridge. This would be a good opportunity for colorful photos, plus I could impress my friends by telling them I went to Harvard. There was also a football game that day at Harvard, but more people seemed to be watching the rowing competition at The Head of the Charles.
Boston is a sports town and its first love is the Red Sox. If you're not there for a game at Fenway or running a marathon, a fun activity is to walk the Freedom Trail. It's only 2.5 miles and leads to 16 nationally significant historical sites. The walk goes to historical churches, meeting houses, parks and an 18th Century Navy ship. The tour to the U.S.S. Constitution is free, but you may stand awhile waiting to get on board. Walking the Freedom Trail can sap your energy, especially the day before one runs the Boston Marathon, I know!
Boston is one of those cities worth another visit. As the song says, it's been such a long time, I think I should be goin', yeah.