Our vacation centered on the Boston area.
- Martha's Vineyard
- Boston Freedom Trail
- Glouchester, Rockport, Salem
- Lexington & Concord
I just never got excited about any of this vacation. If Connie would have said, at any time, let?s go home, I would have said, OK. Maybe I was suffering with some depression.
I was most impressed by the National Park at Lexington and Concord (technically Lincoln and Concord). I am fascinated about how so much of it survived 200 years without having some organization preserving it. Even in 1968 while under the control of the National Parks, one of the witness houses was being used as a restaurant and burned to the ground. Amazing.
Summary in chronological order
Martha?s Vineyard. This was even more of tourist trap
than I expected. There really is very little to see there and
the crowds are overwhelming. People everywhere. We took a 3
hour van tour. The guide talked non-stop for three hours so
he was full of details about the place, but I found it really
not very interesting. I was glad to get off the island. Oh,
the ferry ride was alright. Nice big ferry. The trip back was
fairly rough (it was very windy that day). To have such a
large boat pitching a rolling, you know it was rough.
A longer ferry ride, but it was
enjoyable. The island wasn?t quite so crowded but it was more
than I expected or hoped. We toured the Whaling Museum. I was
a little disappointed in that as much of it was about the
Essex, a ship sunk by a whale. This was a very exceptional
occurance in whaling. It was recently made popular by a book
and a movie and so I?m sure a lot of their visitors come
because of that? me included. I had read the book and wanted
to learn more about the whaling industry. That was what was
most disappointing about the museum. It really had very
little about the whaling business. I suppose that?s not what
the average person is interested in though.