the State House Boston
Frankly I have been so overwhelmed with America, I have not blogged because I did not know where to begin.. Now as I sit in Logan airport, waiting to depart, I am trying to get my experience in some sort of order.
I spent 4 days in Boston city as a tourist, and then three days being driven around seeing the rest of New England. The weather was not kind, I only had two days of sunshine and the rest of the time it rained, but to a Lancashire girl this was not a problem.
My overriding observation is about the size of the food portions and the size of the cars.
I only saw one Smartcar all the time I was there.
It took me four days of indigestion to realise that you are not expected to finish the plate!.. but for somebody who usually eats what is put in front of her it is very difficult to overcome this conditioning and I would unconciously push myself to eat as much as I could. I don’t really understand why you are given, as the norm, twice as much as you need. but not expected to eat it all.
The thought crossed my mind that if I didn’t get on the plane would they come looking for me? It would be easy to disappear in this vast country and yes I could live here, except that I would miss my family and Michael……. who to my relief, survived a solo trip to the South of France while I have been here. I was also envious of his trip.
So over the next few days I will try to post some more blog entries from my notes.
So many places to see, so little time.
Roll on next April when I visit my brother in California. I can’t wait to go back.
Meanwhile here are a few pictures.
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A fun re enactment of the Boston tea party at the museum.
Posh Charles St.
Even posher Beacon Hill.
The lorrys are HUGE!
Skyline from the Charles river
Ubiquitous tall buildings
Huge sandwiches. Can anybody eat these?
Delicious tuna salad lunch. Enough for two!… but who would think of adding blue cheese and tuna?