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Our Magnificent Journey
Chapter 12
New England


On the coast of Ireland  
Day 4

Woke up late today after another sound night’s sleep. Showered, dressed and made it to the hotel dining room just before breakfast ended.


Walked across Cambridge’s Main Street to the MIT Coop and browsed for a while, then jumped on the T outbound to Harvard Square where we caught the number 71 bus to Mt. Auburn Cemetery, the first landscaped or "garden" cemetery in the US. Stopped and paid homage to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Buckminster Fuller and many more.

Longfellow's tomb at Mt. Auburn Cemetery

Today is gray and misty but warm and humid.


We left the Mt. Auburn cemetery, caught the #73 bus back to Harvard Square then took the Red Line T to downtown Boston where we changed to the Orange Line to Stony Brook.


At Stony Brook, we walked a few blocks to the Sam Adams Brewery. For the next two hours, our guide Brian educated us about the beer-making process as well as the history of the Samuel Adams Brewery, and he entertained us as well. At the end of the tour he escorted us to the tasting room where we sampled the Boston Lager, Octoberfest and Cream Stout. All were superb, and the tour was free!

Samuel Adams Tour
Samuel Adams Brewery
The best part of the Sam Adams tour - the tasting at the end!

We walked out of the brewery into a downpour, so we high-tailed it three blocks to the T and rode to Copley Plaza, jumped off and window-shopped at the nice dry indoor mall.


At 5:30 pm we jumped back on the T to Kendall but instead of returning to the hotel, we walked across the street to Legal Sea Foods (one more time) for a savory dinner of almond-crusted salmon and crab cakes.

Legal Sea Foods

After dinner we walked back across the street to the Kendall Hotel. The evening is gray, rainy and windy, so, exhausted, we called it a day. Carol soaked in the tub while I caught upon email. From our fourth-floor window I can see MIT students in the labs next door working into the evening.


By 9 pm we were fast asleep after another fun day of exploration in Boston.


[Note: Boston is one of the cleanest and quietest cities we have ever visited.]


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