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New York! New York! Boston, Tuesday, 18 June 2013

overcast 19 °C

Not a huge amount to write about today as it was a big day for travelling. We drove from Quebec to Boston. Bags out at 6.45am and on the road at 7.45am and we arrived in our hotel in Boston at 6.30pm.

I slept a lot on the bus today. We crossed the border into the USA without any drama. We did a bit of duty free shopping first and then went through customs.

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We stopped at a shopping centre for lunch. We had four choices - Chinese, MacDonalds, a pizza place or a supermarket. We chose the supermarket as they usually have a pretty good deli section, which this one did, and a very helpful lady made us some sandwiches. We complimented her service to her supervisor and hopes she gets the employees award at the end of the month.

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We stopped at Flume for a comfort stop. They are famous for their ice creams and because we had some bus trouble at the beginning of our trip, Trafalgar shouted is all an ice cream! Very thoughtful and nice.

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The country side all the way along has been green and dense. We have been in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

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We arrived on the outskirts of Boston and got caught up in a bit of a traffic jam which delayed our arrival at the hotel by one hour.

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It was a quick change and then back on the bus for a dinner at a local sea food restaurant. It was nice and we had bon bons for dessert, which are chocolate balls filled with ice cream. Yum! After dinner, some of our group went back on the bus and the rest of us walked back with Ben and got a taste of Boston at night. We walked through some very posh areas, which reminded me of Bath in England. This is the Governor's office at night.

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Off to bed now as it is almost midnight. Our hotel, the Omni, is very nice and has been in Boston for a long time. Lots of wood paneling and apparently JFK stayed here and we all had our photos taken at the table in the dining room where he proposed to Jackie!

Posted by gaddingabout 20:50 Archived in USA Tagged boston

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