Murdo Girl…Eight miles in Boston

By the time we packed up and left Maine, Wednesday, and got settled in at the Boston /Cape Cod KOA, it was almost 3 pm, so we decided to spend the remainder of the beautiful afternoon taking the dogs for a nice long walk and then we ran some errands.

Arriving in Boston

SeeYa did not like the tunnel and neither did the rest of us. We lost the GPS signal in the middle of it. This tunnel requires a lot of lane changes and there are a couple of exits inside there. Kip remained calm and managed to get us out. Then he skillfully backtracked through the tunnel and found the correct route, while I yelled, “Come back GPS lady! Come back!”

Time to relax

We took the dogs for another long walk in the morning and after getting them all settled, we headed to catch the train to Boston. It was an hour long ride to downtown. When we arrived, it was bitter cold. We finally made our way to Boston Common where the Freedom Trail begins. There was a nice little coffee shop across the street, so we warmed up with coffee and thick slices of banana bread. By the time we got started on the trail, the wind had died down, so it was considerably more comfortable.

On the train…

Coffee shop…

We decided to walk the red path on the Freedom Trail that takes you to several points of interest.

Thank you for the suggestion, Anne. It was a great way to see a lot of history.

You can see the red Freedom Trail in some of the pictures. It should have been easy to follow it for the easy 2.5 miles. Right?

Kip’s favorite stop…The USS Constitution

John Paul Jones, Kip McNinch, and his flapper hat wife, Mary, all graced the decks of the oldest commissioned ship in the United States Navy…just not at the same time…

Is there a bakery in Paul Revere’s house? No? Oh, wait! Here’s one!

Unfortunately, we lost track of the Freedom Trail a couple of times and the 2.5 miles turned into eight! (This was according to my fitness watch.)

I was beginning to wish we had followed cousin Bobby’s advice and taken the bus tour, but then the banana bread and danish along with the nice lunch of pumpkin soup and delicious cornbread would have showed up this morning. My only mistake was wearing those boots.

When we got back to camp, we decided to put the dogs in the car and drive the 15 miles to see Plymouth Rock.

Here it is…

Actually, Plymouth was beautiful…

It has taken me two hours to download these pictures (slow internet). Some of these are Kip’s. My battery ran down because I had to use the walking GPS a couple of times. I have several more and maybe better pics, but I have to get a move on. My feet hurt and the dogs need walking before we pack up and head for our next adventure!

5 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…Eight miles in Boston

  1. Mary Arrigo October 19, 2018 / 11:29 pm

    I am soo excited for you and Kip on this trip. New England is a whole different world and so gorgeous, especially in the fall. I have loved reading and looking at your pictures. Enjoy every moment. Your re-entry might take a little time after this trip. Love you both!


  2. sanjuan831 October 19, 2018 / 10:54 am

    Lots of great history there! Good for you – walking around will help keep off the danish, banana bread, cornbread…maybe. Great Words of wisdom from cousin Bobby.


    • Mary Francis McNinch October 19, 2018 / 6:28 pm

      Maybe is right! I figured since I out-did myself on the bad haircut…I should stay within the usual 10 lb gain! Bobby gave great advice!


  3. Bobby October 19, 2018 / 10:00 am

    Keep your batteries charged. You just reminded me how horrible it was trying to get around Boston before GPS.

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    • Mary Francis McNinch October 19, 2018 / 6:32 pm

      Kip and I usually have his phone, my phone, and the RV all running GPS at the same time. We would have to stay home without it.


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