» colleges, churches, and bricks
To anyone who has ever tried to drive or park in Boston, it would probably be apparent that the city came into being long before the automobile did, and the street layout hasn't adapted much since. However, this makes it a great city to explore by foot, with lots of narrow, walkable, streets which are lined with historical buildings and places.

The Boston area is also home to many prestigious colleges. It's like the birthplace of elitism. At one time, in this country's dark historical past, learning from books, studying science, and being factually knowledgeable was often lauded. While the elitists of the past may be chiseled into our monuments and statues, the elitists of today are being forced to face the real facts, like the fact that we in Middle America don't care about facts. Truth comes from the gut and/or Stephen Colbert. If it sounds right, and it doesn't challenge my worldview, then by god, no book or scientist is going to tell me otherwise. I didn't see one person in Boston who was wearing a flag pin and if you're not wearing a flag pin then I don't trust you. How do I know you aren't some foreigner bent on the destruction of this country?

I'll never forget the time I went to the doctor and she started using all these fancy words like "tongue" and "lungs". I said "Listen here lady, I don't know what no 'lungs' is but if you're talkin' bout my air holes, they're just fine thanks, I don't need you to be runnin' no fancy science tests to tell me that. I smoke every day to clean them out. You sure you is the doctor and not just the nurse? I ain't never heard of no lady-doctor."

So next time you go in for surgery, make sure your doctor wasn't trained by some liberal elitist college like Harvard. Look for a diploma from Pat Robertson's Regent University if you want to know you're in the right hands.

Anyway, I highly recommend you visit Boston, it is a unique and interesting place. Just be sure to carry around a Franz Kafka book and the most expensive double expresso latte you can find so you aren't harrassed by the elitists.

Old South Church.

Bunker Hill Memorial (Zakim) Bridge.

Boston Public Library.

Downtown at sunset.

Acorn Street, the most photographed street in Boston, but photos don't do it justice.

Sailboats below the historic Beacon Hill.

Row houses along Acorn Street (Photo by Megan).

Newbury Street.

Copps Hill Cemetary, established in 1660.

Prince Street.

Downtown from a park near Hanover and Cross. Prior to the "Big Dig" this was where I-93 went through the city, now it is underground.

Downtown at night.

Bunker Hill Memorial (Zakim) Bridge at night.

Left: Looking towards the west side of downtown Boston from the Boston Common. Right: Newbury Street.

This shows most of the tall buildings in downtown Boston from the east (left) to the west (right).

The Bunker Hill Bridge in the distance.

Back Bay area.

Driving into town on I-93.

Various views from around town.

Beacon Hill From the Longfellow Bridge.

Left: The Old North Church, where Paul Revere warned that the British were coming (Photo by Megan). Top: Trinity Church. Bottom: Beacon Hill.

Top of the Boston Legal building in the Back Bay area.

Megan and Kate.

Trinity Church. Boston is home to many, many interesting churches.

Back Bay.

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The gateway to Harvard Yard (pronounced hah-vahd yahd).


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Hanover, New Hampshire
May 24, 2008
Checking out Dartmouth and doing a quick hike up Giles Mountain in nearby Vermont.
Manhattan, New York
March 13 - 16, 2008
Wandering the streets of Manhattan.
Niagara Falls
June 8 - 9, 2007
Checking out Niagara Falls from both the American and Canadian sides.
New York City
June 17 - 19, 2005
Mainly went to NYC for a hockey tournament but we rollerbladed around the city for some sightseeing too.
Washington, DC
March, 2005
Visiting Kate & Steve, checking out Great Falls National Park and the city.
Boston, Massachusetts
May 23 - 26, 2008
Exploring the historic streets of Boston.
Letchworth State Park, New York
June 9, 2007
Home to "The Grand Canyon of the East" and many waterfalls.
Hocking Hills, Ohio
February 17, 2007
Checking out the cliffs and frozen waterfalls of Hocking Hills in southeastern Ohio.
April, 2005
Checking out the cities of Cleveland and Pittsburgh, and the nearby waterfalls.
Hocking Hills, Ohio
November, 2004
Hiking around in Hocking Hills, an area in southern Ohio on the edge of the mountains.