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Playing tourist in town

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Playing tourist in town

Had a great day yesterday in Boston with visiting relatives. Because of the rain, we did the Old Town Trolley. Parked at the Boston Common garage and bought tickets at the office - stayed on for all stops. Driver was informative and funny . (The windows kept fogging up making it hard to see) One thing I noticed was how few people tipped the driver - I was surprised. Anyway, we got off at the Old State House and walked down to the Market, visited Faneuil Hall, making the trek up the 4 flights to the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Museum, definitely worth it for any military buffs. Next we headed over the Holocaust Memorial, very moving. After, we went over to the shops and then headed to the North End with a brief visit to the Old North Church. Finally, dinner at LaSumma - so glad I finally got a chance to try it after all the positive mentions it gets here at TA. One word - excellent! Service was fast & friendly, great menu, prices reasonable. We were there early so it wasn't crowded. There was an appetizer special called "ricotta fritta" which was delicious. We will go again. Walked out to Hanover, got right into a cab back to the Common. Wonderful day, happy to live in such a fine place.

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1. Re: Playing tourist in town

You did it up right Kendrick, good job with the trip report, that must have been a fun day in town. Great idea to head to the Boston Common garage too. I see that you got to LaSumma in the North End, that's cool, isn't it wonderful there? Now you know why there's so many of us raving about it all the time here! It's been on my A-list and hasn't moved off it yet.

Happy New Year!

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2. Re: Playing tourist in town

So glad to hear you made it to La Summa! I'm jealous :D I miss La Summa! Glad to hear you all had a good time.

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Nice recap of your 'visit.' Happy 2010 to all.

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4. Re: Playing tourist in town

Thanks, Happy New Year!

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5. Re: Playing tourist in town

Hi Kendrick:

Nice way to spend the day. I did almost the identical thing a month ago, minus the trolley.

Yes, it is nice to tip the driver. Even just a few bucks says thanks in a big way.

Thanks for sharing your day with us.

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6. Re: Playing tourist in town

Wow kendrick, you packed a lot into one day. Sounds like you had a good time.

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So funny, Kendrick...I played tourist in Boston on Monday/Monday night with my neice. We stayed at the Millenium for $127/night and also had dinner at LaSumma which I'd wanted to try for a while as well. Like you, we both enjoyed the food. My niece had the Pasta Melanzane and I had the Chicken with Artichokes. We stopped in for a glass of Champagne at the Kingfish Hall bar after dinner. I was surprised that a glass of very good Champagne was only $10 there. It's usually around $13-14 a glass. Anyway, a fun time was had by all (and I didn't mean to hijack your thread:)

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Sounds great, HG! esp. the champagne. How was the Millenium?

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The Millenium was fine. The room and especially the bathroom was very nice. We had a tiny balcony that overlooked Faneuil Hall, which was nice but it was so cold that we didn't go out there except to put the doggy bag from La Summa out there so it didn't stink up the room. Of course, we forgot to get them when we left. If anyone sees some chicken and artichokes blowing around Faneuil Hall, it was ours :)

Edited: 31 December 2009, 19:44
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