Category Archives: 2014 Roadtrip

Our First Day in Boston

We spent a pretty busy first day in Boston.  The first thing on our to-do list was to buy a car.  This won’t be much of a road trip if we don’t have a car.  Unfortunately, Massachusetts doesn’t issue temporary tags for vehicles that will not be registered in the state so until we get the vehicle registered in Alaska and have the title, registration and license plates, we can’t take the car off the lot.   Luckily, our good friend Terry is going to help us take care of getting the Alaska registration and with any luck, we should be able to go pick up the vehicle in a week or so.  I forgot to take a picture of the car – it’s been a while since I’ve been in blog mode – but it is a 2013 Ford Explorer and it’s red.


After we bought the car, we started familiarizing ourselves with the Boston subway, the ‘T’.  We got 7-day passes and have ridden around the city without any problem so far. The trains can get really busy as you can see.  It brought back memories of riding the subway in Rome!


In the evening, we took the ‘T’ to Fenway Park to watch a Boston Red Sox game.  They were playing the first place team, the Baltimore Orioles.


We had really good seats behind home plate and had an up close and personal view of the game.  It was a lot of fun.


Towards the end of the game we went out to the ‘Monster’ to check out the view from the top.  We decided that we liked our seats better!


We took the ‘T’ back to the hotel after the game and it was easy-peasy.  All in all, it was a pretty good day.  Tomorrow we’re going to tackle the Freedom Trail.

Leaving on a Jet Plane


We are leaving sunny Juneau for the “lower 48”. Thanks to our good friend Jeff for the six AM ride to “Juneau International”. I love the beginning of an adventure. Even waking up extra early.

Alaska airports are fun because we usually run into friends coming and going. Alaskans get on airplanes frequently. The first thousand miles are just to get to Seattle. It’ll be a little quicker today than the two months we spent last Spring bringing Madeline home!