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Day 5 (Sunday 16 May) Boston/Harvard/NY

Well today Norm and I go our separate ways. We organised ourselves – had a final walk around where we were staying and treked down to South Station to put Norm on the 11:10am Amtrak train to NY. I waved goodbye and then had some time to walk around town and get a few more things before heading off to Harvard. During my wanderings before going to Harvard I went up to the skydeck of the Prudential Building (50 floor) to get in the panoramic view of Boston – well worthwhile. 

I have now arrived at Harvard and am obviously online the view from my room is lovely and the room is very nice. I have just been looking over the documents provided and there are 43 women registered for this course. These women are representing 10 countries.  I am off to get ready for the first session. Will update later. 

The first session was great – the experience will be extremely rewarding! I am off to do some study now. More later. Wendy. 

PS: Have heard from Norm – he has arrived safely will update on his adventures when I hear. 

Norm off to New York!

Day 4 (Saturday 15 May) – Boston

Today we went on a half day bus tour of the “Battle Trail”.

Hmm….. an experience to say the least (for those watching this blog who have experience in the Bus Tour industry there is a greater tale to tell when we get home). It was the first trip for the bus driver (who was not a native of Boston) and a tour guide who was brought out of retirement. We ended up taking wrong turns, the commentary was incorrect (as corrected by the people on the tour who did know the history). It was rather funny but it did mean we ran overtime and people who were doing additional things were not able to connect to their next trip. We were lucky we had kept the afternoon free to go to Harvard (we had a brief visit to Harvard on the tour) and we  travelled back via the subway to have a better look around.

The architecture in Boston is lovely and I have taken heaps of photos of buildings (not sure why or what I am going to do with them but I just love the buildings).

When we revisited Harvard Norm bought me some Harvard gear (hoodies t-shirts etc – I know 50+ year olds shouldn’t wear hoodies – I have been told this by younger members of my staff – but the hoodie will be good to swan around the house in).

Great day – out for dinner tonight – tomorrow Norm and I split up for 6 days. I am staying here to attend my course at Harvard and Norm is off to New York – watch out New York! Bye for now. N&W

Harvard (not labelled) and on the Battle Trail

Day 3 (Friday 14 May) Boston

Ok – how about some video? Here is something around Boston Common that we shot today. Took lots of photos today – will show you later. Love N&W

 

Day 2 (Thurs 13 May) Boston

Well we have spent our first full day in Boston. It is a lovely part of the world (sort of a cross between Sydney and Melbourne). Interesting how we always need to have a reference point to compare things.

Anyway here are some more pictures – we took a hop on hop off bus ride around the town and went on a harbour cruise. Walked the Freedom Trail and visited Paul Revere’s house and Bunker Hill to name a few things.

Pictures attached:

Photos from the day's adventure

[Note: it is the Old North Church and it is the USS Constitution]

Went to Legal Seafood (recommended by a friend) for dinner tonight – very nice. It is good to see some things are the same the world over. Where we are staying tonight there is the equivalent on a Senior Formal (dance) being held. The girls and the boys are noisy and in some cases drunk; oh and did I say noisy? (some things change and some things stay the same!!!). Signing off for today. Love N&W