The Great Big East Coast Adventure - PTR
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We'll get up around 8am, grab a quick breakfast somewhere nearby (likely fast food), and head over to the harbor for a whale watching excursion! Initially we were to go to the aquarium this morning, but a whale watching cruise is something that I can't do most other places (certainly nowhere that I'm going to be anytime soon). So, I put the kibosh on the aquarium, though if the weather is bad that day, the aquarium is still plan B, for sure. I plan on getting us a bite to eat on the boat, so that should tide us over until we get to Quincy Market later in the day.
The cruise should be done by 1pm, and then we'll take the T over to the Old North Church, because Meri wants to see the Paul Revere statue (she's definitely got opinions, this one) and I want to see the church. Depending on the distance, we may also walk over to St. Stephens Church and the Paul Revere House. It doesn't LOOK like it's particularly far, but... maps are deceiving.
Then we'll take the T back over to Quincy Market / Faneuil Hall. I'm hoping to get to Quincy Market by 3pm, but it doesn't matter if that's not the case. We'll likely get a small bite to eat somewhere around here. Maybe an appetizer somewhere. And chicken nuggets for Meri, of course. *eye roll* I swear that's all she eats.
With that done, we'll take the T back across town to the Old Corner Bookstore and the Benjamin Franklin statue. I know I mentioned those two as possibly part of yesterdays plans... but if we don't get to them on Sunday, we'll tack them on today.
If all goes "as planned" (hahaha) we should be back in the room by 530-6pm... and then we'll either have dinner with Matthew again or we'll just wing it on our own!
Then I have to pack up our stuff, because we check out the next morning to head on to our next adventure!
The whale watching cruise sounds wonderful!!! Great plans for Day 2.
Originally Posted by chezp
Nice plans for day two!
Thanks, I'm really excited about this. Especially the whale watching. I would love love love love love to see a bunch of whales. Especially if they're in a playful mood and breaching! But Meri will be happy to see just about anything in the water, I'd think! Plus being on a boat on a beautiful day is fun!
Hey all, it's been very hectic around here, running around from place to place. There's always somewhere to be, something to do...
Day 3 is another travel day, but a very exciting one for us, as it's Meri's first train ride (not counting the Magic Kingdom Rail Road, lol). We'll get up around 730am, I guess, and grab some breakfast, then head to the train station. We'll take the train from Boston down to Penn Station, and then we'll take the Long Island Rail Road all the way out to almost the very end!
It will be a long day - a little over four hours on the Amtrak, then about 90 minutes on the LIRR. I'm hoping to get business class seats, so we can have an outlet at our seat for using the DVD player, iPod and laptop... but we'll see what happens with that. I'll book that in the next few weeks, I'm sure. Either way it will be fine, though. I'm going to check my suitcase, so I don't have to worry about it when we want to visit the snack car or whatever. That's the hard thing about having only one adult... you have to bring everything with you when you go somewhere. So I think we'll visit the potty and do the snack car before we break all the stuff out.
I lumped days 3-6 (Tues through Fri) together because we have no special plans for these days (aside from the travel day). I'll be working 9-5pm every day from my cousin's house, and we'll be riding horses and hanging out at the beach, most likely. I'd love to do a drive through the Hamptons one afternoon, and maybe a trip to the outlets. If we do the Hamptons, I'll post pictures of some of the amazing houses out there.
This part of the TR may be kind of dull. But there will be pictures of horses (and maybe cows, Cheryl!) and the beach, and maybe a boat or some ritzy houses, lol.
Now, off to bed with me, because tomorrow we're expecting nasty storms, and Meri will wake me at the first thunderclap... (sigh).
I have a friend with a house in the Hamptons (lucky!) so I'm familiar with the train trek from Boston--it is a long one! Worth it when you get there, though, and it sounds like you have a pretty relaxing time planned on LI. More horses for Meri!