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Comments on a Recent Visit to Boston

Slightly off topic today. 

It's fair to say I'm not a great traveler. Waiting for planes, dealing with the hassles of travel, etc, etc, all result in me prefering to stay in Orlando as much as possible. But I don't quite have the luxury of not travelling at all, and recently I spent a week in Boston - one of my favorite cities to visit, provided the weather is nice (nice as viewed by a Florida resident). It's a good city for taxi or public transportation, having a car is a pain between lack of parking, toll roads, and even my hotel wanting to charge $30 a day for having a car.

After hours visits this time included my favorite ship the USS Constitution, Faneuil Hall for dinner one night, the Harvard Coop Bookstore (in particular this reminded me of how anemic the computer book sections at most book stores has become), a walk through Boston Common, a great and unexpected visit to the site of the Boston Massacre along with an off the cuff telling of the history of the event by a local attorney we met while walking, and probably the highlight was a fantastic burger at Mr. Bartleys (you have to read the menu!).

An interesting side note was I ran across Warheads at a local gift shop. They are a sour candy I'd seen on a FoodTV show and given that I like Tangerine Sours, thought I would try. Labelled as an extreme candy and correctly so, not for the faint of heart, and not for me either!

I'd like to think that each city has something unique to offer and it's just a matter of finding it, but not always easy when you're there for only a few days and can only wander after 5 pm. A little easier in bigger cities, but still not simple.



I'm Andy Warren, currently a SQL Server trainer with End to End Training. Over the past few years I've been a developer, DBA, and IT Director. I was one of the original founders of SQLServerCentral.com and helped grow that community from zero to about 300k members before deciding to move on to other ventures.


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