history, sightseeing

Of Minutemen and Marathons

We just celebrated Patriot's Day here in Boston. It's a Massachusetts State holiday that commemorates "the shot heard 'round the world" and the start of the American Revolution. It's also the day of the Boston Marathon, and with the bombing last year, emotions were running between remembrances (memorials to the victims and celebrations of the… Continue reading Of Minutemen and Marathons

getting around, history, sightseeing, weather

Acting like the Tourists that we are

We had a tourist from Tempe last week -- Shira, our older daughter, came to visit Boston for the first time during her Spring Break from Arizona State University. Shira is what I call weather-perverse -- she likes cold, cloudy weather, the wetter the better. Having grown up in SoCal, and now going to school… Continue reading Acting like the Tourists that we are