We had a bit of an issue with a broken black water valve - so sat in a Camper World parking lot in 'Syracuse' (Sandra got a lesson in pronunciation here - our 'accent' is becoming obvious) for 2 - 3 hours waiting for them to check it and fix it - which they did - but just a temporary patch. Hope it holds. We always find other neat things for the RV at Camper World, so this stop did cost us a bit more than it had to!!
|Our headache the 'Toll Booth' - stay out of EZ Pass!|
|The Fire House in Old Towne Boston - still functioning|
|Guess where we had lunch?|
|WWII Destroyer - very interesting - the metal sheathing was no more than 3/8 - 5/8 of an inch thick hence the saying "Tin Can Sailors". It survived a few hits and has been restored for posterity!|
|Barry in front of the Cassin Young|
|An example of the heavily wooded countryside surrounding the Interstate we traveled on through upper State New York and Maine|
|Looking for Walmart somewhere in this area? No luck! Had to make a couple of U turns! Right!|
|The 'old' and the 'new'!|
|Kings Chapel - Boston|
|State House - Boston - the dome used to be copper, then a grey paint during WWII, and now gold leaf!|
|Another neat old building|
|Old State House - historical sight during the American Revolution - speeches and a call to arms!|
|USS Constitution - The oldest commissioned battleship in the world - and to hold this distinction it must sail 1 nautical mile per year. This battleship was never defeated and dates back to the War of 1812 - it was nicknamed "Old Iron-sides".|
|The neatest fire pit we've ever seen in an RV Park or Campground|
We thoroughly enjoyed our day in Boston once we got there. Had to figure out how to get to the public transit and then to navigate that maze. Managed to not get lost - which is amazing. Boston proudly portrays its role in the American Revolution - kicking the British out - and establishing Independence. This theme is woven through the fabric of the history of the region - Paul Revere's ride, the Boston Tea Party etc etc etc. Interesting how "Taxes" have remained such an issue all these 200 years plus and still to this day. We didn't realize it, but Boston today is 75% reclaimed land. Many of the old building we saw used to be on the wharf but now are well inland.
Before leaving the area we enjoyed a bowl of Boston (New England) Clam Chowder and a serving of Boston Cream Pie!!!!
Tomorrow - Salem!