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Login Name Post: Going to Boston        (Topic#307834)
MinnieBall1 
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07-12-18 08:09 AM - Post#1693399    


Well, fellas, I found out last night that I am going to Boston, Mass on Labor Day weekend. My wife wants to go to the Pearl Jam concert at Fenway Park on Sunday. She said that on Saturday, we are free to see the sites. Tell me the best Revolutionary war sites to be able to fit in on a Saturday. I have looked on line and I would like to see Minuteman Park. What do y'all think?

 
tenngun 
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tenngun
07-12-18 08:58 AM - Post#1693404    

    In response to MinnieBall1

Old north church and breeds/bunker hill, and USS Constitution, close by if you can Lexington and Concord, just over the line Mytic Sea port Museum in Connecticut is worth your time
I’ve used pearl l ash but what do you do with pearl jam

Edited by tenngun on 07-12-18 08:59 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
nhmoose 
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nhmoose
07-12-18 09:18 AM - Post#1693409    

    In response to tenngun

Concord Minute Man Park #1

It's 1/2 hour out of Boston you will need a car to get there

USS Constitution and Museum #2

 
Vomir le Chien 
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07-12-18 09:28 AM - Post#1693413    

    In response to MinnieBall1

Go on line Boston Chamber of Commerce,check out what is in Boston to see by interest,lots to see,


 
smo 
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smo
07-12-18 09:39 AM - Post#1693418    

    In response to tenngun

  • tenngun Said:

I’ve used pearl l ash but what do you do with pearl jam




What else .... ya’ spread it on Oyster crackers! LOL

Don’t forget the Chowderrrrrr!

I hope y’all have a great trip!
Good Luck & Good Shootin'
Smo


Edited by smo on 07-12-18 09:42 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
tenngun 
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tenngun
07-12-18 10:35 AM - Post#1693424    

    In response to smo

Would that be Blue Oyster crackers?

 
Don Steele 
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07-13-18 05:48 AM - Post#1693508    

    In response to MinnieBall1

First things first:
Smo my friend.. ...it's ChowDAH.
Now that we have that out of the way..
MinnieBall1, and all:
There's a walking tour of the North End that will take you to several great spots if you aren't going to be there long enough to get out of downtown.
If you can get out...DEFINITELY. make it out to Lexington and Concord. It's a short drive.(The British Army walked out there one fine evening from downtown...of course the trip back wasn't so pleasant for them) I've been fortunate enough to have visited Boston A LOT, while my mother was living there.
At Lexington, there's a granite monument on the Green at the spot where the line of men stood on April 19,1775, waiting for the most powerful army in the world to come down the road to confiscate their weapons. Standing there, early in the morning before traffic starts can be a powerful experience. The bridge at Concord is another incredibly powerful place for Americans to visit. It can be argued that the firefight at Lexington was "an accident" in that Captain Parker didn't intend for there to be a battle though one was initiated by "The Shot Heard Round the World".
At the bridge on the other hand...the local patriot militias had gathered specifically to tell the British army not just no...but H*LL NO. The fighting there was absolutely intentional. no "mysterious accidental" shot.
I apologize for getting so "wordy" but there's so much there, of such significance that I get carried away.
btw: while you're up there, try to get yourself a plate of fried WHOLE BELLY clams. mmmmmm!!!


Edited by Don Steele on 07-13-18 05:50 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
smo 
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smo
07-13-18 12:27 PM - Post#1693540    

    In response to tenngun

  • tenngun Said:
Would that be Blue Oyster crackers?




Cult be...
Good Luck & Good Shootin'
Smo


 
smo 
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smo
07-13-18 12:36 PM - Post#1693541    

    In response to Don Steele

  • Don Steele Said:
First things first:
Smo my friend.. ...it's ChowDAH.
Now that we have that out of the way..





Thanks Don for the correct spelling

I guess it really depends on which side of the line your Ancestors are from.

In the Heart of DIXIE it’s Chowderrrrr!



Good Luck & Good Shootin'
Smo


 
tenngun 
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tenngun
07-13-18 01:25 PM - Post#1693547    

    In response to smo

Tread softly when you talk to a Texan about Chili, or gumbo in Louisiana, or a Yankee (a New England’s in this case) about their milk tater and seafood soup
I do put malt vinegar and tobacco sauce in mine

 
smo 
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smo
07-13-18 03:27 PM - Post#1693563    

    In response to tenngun

I’m sure it’s a aquired taste...
I like my milk cold, my taters with gravy and my seafood without milk.
Good Luck & Good Shootin'
Smo


 
nhmoose 
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nhmoose
07-13-18 06:37 PM - Post#1693576    

    In response to smo

and probly with tomato just like a New Yorker, Yuk!

 
nhmoose 
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nhmoose
07-13-18 06:42 PM - Post#1693577    

    In response to MinnieBall1

Getting past the off topics, look up the Freedom Trail info for Boston proper.

I grew up on the communist/left bank of the Charles and Concord Minuteman park is worth the 1/2 hour without traffic drive.

The USS Constitution is within public trans or cab distance meaning under 4 miles. Where are you staying would help.

 
Pete44ru 
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Pete44ru
07-13-18 09:16 PM - Post#1693596    

    In response to MinnieBall1

Since you both have to eat, Boston's North End has some of the best Italian eateries this side of London (England).



 
tenngun 
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tenngun
07-14-18 12:45 AM - Post#1693604    

    In response to nhmoose

And Paul Reverers home, Dr Warrens place not far from town, Plymouth just across the bay, easy drive.

 
crockett 
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07-14-18 12:28 PM - Post#1693641    

    In response to MinnieBall1

Hey MinnieBall1: Boston is a big city with a lot of traffic congestion. Lexington (the green) and Minuteman Park are west of downtown sort of in the suburbs. I'd try there if time is limited. Bunker Hill is in the North End and today it is just a crowded "Archie Bunker" type neighborhood. You won't get any feeling for the time- like the famous Trumbull Painting. Old North Church is downtown and you can spend a lot of time in traffic.
One downtown thing you should not miss is the U.S.S. Constitution, "Old Ironsides". It is well worth seeing. The lower deck has a display of small arms- sabers, boarding axes, etc.
Mystic Seaport is great but from Boston it is a really long drive.
Newburyport (40 minutes North of Downtown) has a museum of the China Trade- all the items imported from China in the mid 1800's- if that is of any interest. I don't know if there is still anything there but on the south side of downtown there was the site of the Boston Tea Party. Then there is Faneuil Hall in Downtown- the building is historic and is now a market place (restaurants, etc.)- your wife would like it.


 
MinnieBall1 
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07-17-18 07:27 AM - Post#1693857    

    In response to crockett

Thanks to all for your responses. Keep 'em coming. I still got a while before this deep South Georgia native goes deep into Yankee territory. I bet it's gonna be hard to get a bowl of grits up there.

 
Coot 
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07-17-18 10:23 AM - Post#1693869    

    In response to MinnieBall1

Boston is the home of the original (& many branches) of Dunkin Donuts. Breakfast and snacks are donuts. If you must have grits up there, you might have to check the local poultry supply.
You really do need to have a lobster roll when in Boston (considered fast food).

 
crockett 
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07-17-18 12:30 PM - Post#1693891    

    In response to Coot

Lobster is Maine, eat scrod and baked beans.

 
Coot 
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07-17-18 02:11 PM - Post#1693897    

    In response to crockett

Mrs Coot will not leave Boston until she has had at least one Lobster roll. Like Dunkin Donuts, they are found all over the area.
PS - in the summer, there are also a large number of ice cream shops open.

 
nhmoose 
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nhmoose
07-17-18 02:59 PM - Post#1693899    

    In response to tenngun

  • tenngun Said:
And Paul Reverers home, Dr Warrens place not far from town, Plymouth just across the bay, easy drive.



South of Boston , Labor day weekend? Good luck Traffic will be brutal No way for someone not familiar with the traffic in area period.

Exiting the cape for the year will start Sunday it is not pretty


 
Don Steele 
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07-18-18 04:06 AM - Post#1693942    

    In response to Coot

Like Coot said....Lobster rolls seem to be everywhere. They were even on the menu at McDonald's last time I was in Boston...not that I would ever think of getting one there.... but they were offered.
In Plymouth there's a restaraunt on the waterfront that has deep fried lobster tails on their menu. ALWAYS a favorite for me.

 
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