Trip - June 7/8
decided to spend the weekend in Boston for
23rd anniversary. Saturday was rainy, so
was a museum and shopping day. Sunday
bright and sunny, perfect for seeing the
and vendors in Quincy Market and Fanuel
were thinking of a boat tour, but spent
time sightseeing around the city instead.
movie was way cool. James Cameron's
Titanic movie, the first one has
Dion in the soundtrack, this one has
ship hands explaining how
movie documents a second visit to
Titanic to gather information and
the condition of the wreckage.
Imax film format makes almost any
larger than life.
scenes from Titanic photos
juxtaposed over film of how the ship
now, giving the appearance of ghosts
cargo, relaxing on deck, and
3-D effects were good, the real
in the movie was the new robots
and Elwood) that were developed
probe further into the wreckage and
back images from deep inside.
of the things I always notice
travelling, is how crummy our
radio stations are when compared
other cities. Being in the Boston
for a few days, part of the
out the local
They make our
look tame in comparison.
have about 6 stations worth
to, but all seem to play to
same audience. Each one wants
be the station everyone listens
at work, which means bland playlists
replays of the top songs all day
Boston stations seem to have
snap and attitude. I wonder
a big beam antenna will get me some
the Boston or Springfield stations?
motel was the Marriot Long Wharf,
right in the heart of Boston.
get checked in, and go upstairs to our
Opening the door, we find that there
someone still there! Their stuff is all over
room, and we are wondering if someone
be coming back to the room
registration, the people there are
and apologetic, we are given a
room in the Presidential Suite. This
is actually empty, and we
get checked in.
Sunday, we have lunch outside at Cheers.
have a new location, in addition to the
Beacon Hill bar. One of their souvenir
don't even know my name..."
have a great lunch,
and receive our bill,
should I say, someone else's
credit card! A few minutes later, a
walks up and asks if this might be our
We hand back the credit card, there
our afternoon shopping
than that, we are just hanging
on the back deck, the usual.