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Beantown

"It's been such a long time, I think I should be going." That's from an old 70's song from the rock band Boston. I couldn't get that song 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 fans elected to watch the rowing competition at The Head of the Charles.

Boston is a sports town and it loves the Red Sox - almost as much as New York loves their Yankees. It's just that New York has more people. Anyway, size doesn't matter and Boston has plenty of character and charm.

For some real trash-talking, one should take in a game at Fenway Park when the Yankees are in town. Boston has the oldest baseball stadium in America, compared to New York which has the newest one, and it's sponsored by an insolvent bank.

If you're not at a game at Fenway Park or running a marathon, a fun thing to do is to walk the Freedom Trail. It's only 2.5 miles that lead 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.

Hope I haven't offended anyone. It's time to run, and I think I should be going.

 

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