First stop Boston
The first stop on our US trek was Boston where we were to stay with Johnny, Linda and our grandchildren, Amos and Cindy. We hadn't seen them for almost a year so we took a direct flight from the UK to Boston's Logan airport to save travelling time from JFK. This was also our first visit to Boston and Johnny and the family moved there from Pittsburg just a few months ago.
Needless to say, before arriving, we had searched for some good Boston apps. I was also looking for game schedules for the Boston Red Sox, I've been a fan of the team for years and there was no way I wasn't going to see at least one game!
So, we arrived at Logan Airport and the family was waiting to pick us up. Lots of hugging and kissing and quite a few tears – even from me. Those kids have really grown in just a year and I really hope that they like the presents that we got them.
Johnny and Linda's house is really nice. It's on the edge of the city in the West Roxbury neighborhood, a large house with plenty of room for everybody, a big garden and a really huge barbeque - that's something that we made a lot of use of during our stay - we must have demolished an entire cow!
Those Boston apps were really helpful because it meant that we could take the kids out and not have to depend on Johnny or Linda to take us around. Like I said, these apps are like having your own 24 hour tour guide and one that you don't have to tip at the end of your trip!
Anyway, I won't bore you with everything we did are with loads of pictures (not yet at least). But we had a really great time with the family and especially the grandchildren. We went to Franklin Park Zoo, the aquarium, the Children's Museum, the Cape Cod Baseball Hall of Fame and took a hi-speed catamaran whale watch to name but a few. Needless to say, we also took in a Red Sox game which they lost. We worked those Boston apps to the bone and they were great!
Our two weeks in Boston flew by, and sooner than we could imagine it was time to set off for Florida and Miami and Orlando. We'll be back on our last leg of our trek so, it's not really goodbye yet.