Another roasting day here in Boston and being the Columbus Day proper it’s been packed to the gills with both locals and tourists. A good part of me is glad to see the back of it tomorrow and hopefully heading someplace quieter. That’s if we can ever escape ‘cos the Boston roads are frankly horrendous – the drivers seem to combine completely rubbish driving ability with extreme impatience in the faults of others.
I’ve had good chance to observe this behaviour close at hand as we’ve spent a deal of the day on a trolleybus tour seeing all the sights that were a little too far away to reach yesterday. We started by being picked up outside the hotel before 9am and did the whole tour in the morning and even fitted in a harbour cruise before lunch. Because so much of the morning was sitting down, most of the pictures are taken from inside the trolleybus and lack the usual ‘finesse’ (ahem).
After dinner we got off the trolleybus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge over the river and took the MTA two stops to Harvard Square. I’ve been here once before many years ago, but not really looked round. Last time it was raining and was full of freshers’ parents bringing their children to college. This time it was boiling hot and full of tourists, but did get a chance to look round Harvard Yard and take tea in the Harvard Co-Op.
The MTA back to Andrew station where the hotel is was absolutely rammed with people – just like the London Underground on a bad day. Dunno whether it was working people returning home or what. Still, it’s been a busy day and I think it’s fair to say that Boston has been ‘done’.