Stepping out in Boston, MA

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Real Estate Broker Owner with Realty Arts
My Sweetie mentioned that she ought to take me somewhere to celebrate her wedding anniversary.
Well, that made sense to me. See, I have a significant survival instinct.
She mentioned Charleston, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC, Savannah, GA.
I came back with Wilmington, NC and went down in flames instantly.

So, I "thought about it." Which usually means "I forgot about it."

Not this time. See, a couple of years ago, Sweetie had mentioned we should go to Boston one day. And somewhere in the dusty recesses of my mind, one romantic little gray matter cell sparked to life, and I said, "Hey, how about we go to Boston?"
Didn't need any closing techniques for that pitch.
She said, "Where do I sign up?"

And we jetted off to Boston, MA. JetBlue, that is.
I had never been to Boston. I had been to Wellesley, and to Gloucester, MA, but not to Boston. Well, we fixed that.

Boston Commons, Boston Public Garden, top of the Prudential Building, Duck Tour (yes, we did.) Boston Public Library, Old Granary Burial Grounds, Old South Meeting House, Faneuil Hall, USS Constitution, Parker House for Boston Cream Pie, 21st Amendment, Black Seed, The Marliave, Newbury Street, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and various necessary etceteras. This was all in 4 days. And we got some extra sleep, too.
There was something special about walking up to say, "Hi," to Paul Revere, John Hancock, and their assorted pals.
The Red Sox were out of town, thank goodness. I don't know how much I would have been willing to pay to see a game at Fenway Park. But I am afraid it would have been a LOT!

I took the wrong camera with me. I took the snapshooter, and it is a little less capable than my real estate camera. But, I got shots of some steps here and there.

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Rainmaker
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Mike Jaquish
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Jim,

Oh, yes.  I am definitely very lucky.

I know you are too.

May 20, 2010 12:15 PM
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Linda Jandura
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Mike, my sweetie and I went to Boston on our honeymoon, many many moons ago. Camera's weren't as good then as they are now (still had color though!)  but I did get a picture of Plymouth Rock.  have a great time, just watch the drivers!

May 20, 2010 03:00 PM
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Debi Boucher
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Good for you! I enjoyed your show - interesting the things that can captivate us!

Debi

May 20, 2010 09:21 PM
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Mike Jaquish
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Linda,

Certainly not a driver's town, is it? But it is SO walkable!

Debi,

Thanks. Repetition, and light and shadow float my boat...

My wife had to just about carry me out of Faneuil Hall (the black and white Escher stairs) and the Museum of Fine Arts (The concrete walls and marble stairs, with brass and glass rails).

I felt terrible that I couldn't get a good shot of the absolutely beautiful staircases in the Boston Public Library and the Huntington St entrance to the Museum of Fine Arts. No tripod, and I couldn't steady the camera for the long exposures needed.

May 20, 2010 09:33 PM
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Mike We lived just outside Boston for quite a while - it is lovely as are your "stairs"

May 23, 2010 10:07 AM
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