In and Around Boston

While we were in the Boston area, we stayed with Tim's relatives on Cape Cod (map points 12, 20, 23)

While on Cape Cod, rather than driving, we traveled to Boston on this ferry

We boated under this temporary draw bridge while a new bridge was being built (in the background)

Here we are approaching Boston Harbor. There is the Bunker Hill Monument
and the spire of the Old North Church

This is the "One if by land, Two if by sea" Old North Church

Inside the Old North Church

Miki in the Old North Church

A statue of Paul Revere

Paul Revere's House

A diarama of the Battle of Bunker Hill

Bunker Hill Monument

Tim and his sister Marcia climbed the 293 steps to the top of Bunker Hill Monument.
They each has done this climb before, but it now seems MUCH farther than it used to.

Views from the top of the Bunker Hill Monument. The masts of the
USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) can be seen on the right

At about 12 feet wide, this is the "skinniest" house in Boston

The USS Constitution Museum

The USS Constitution (Old Ironsides)

Below Decks

Old Ironsides is the oldest commissioned ship in the US Navy

This is the balcony of the Old State House. It was from this balcony
that the proclamation that started the Boston Massacare was read.

The 1760's brick building is now lost among the glass and steel

Fanuel Hall, the historic Boston Meeting House

The cricket weathervane atop Fanuel Hall

Swan Boats in the lake in Boston Gardens

Tin remembers riding these Swan Boats when he was a little boy

This the building that supposedly housed the bar in the TV show "Cheers".
The bar was actually a set in Hollywood

Leaving downtown Boston by boat

This is a replicia of the Mayflower, the ship that brought the Pilgrims to the New World.
This ship actually made the trip from England to Plymouth in 1957

The Monument surrounding Plymouth Rock

Plymouth Rock

A statue to Samoset, the Indian whose tribe helped the Pilgrims survive

William Bradford, the first Govenor of the Plymouth Colonies

Tim, daughter Miki, and sister Marcia at lunch

Miki, Sherry, Marcia, and Tim's cousin Georgia wade in the Atlantic

A seagul enjoying a freshly caught fish

Part of an old Coast Guard base situated at Provincetown (map point 11)

A B&B in Provincetown

A family picnic of Tims Relatives

Some of them are very "googy" people

The multiple graves of Tim's great-grandparents and great aunts.

The graves of Tim's grandparents and uncle lost in WWII

The Brookline house that Tim's family lived in during and after WWII

The house was owned by Tim's grandfather. Tim's family lived on the
3rd floor until he was 8. The windows shown were in Tim's bedroom

The back yard of the Brookline house. When Tim lived there, the yard was all blacktop and
Tim used to climb up that 10 foot stone wall. It was LONG way up for a 5-6 year old

On to Magnolia