Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Time to start... train to Boston

15 June 2009
This morning I said goodbye to my Mom and left for New York City.  Amtrak runs a train up the east coast and my first stop is Boston.  By the end of the week I should be on trail.  Hopefully all the possessions I will need are with me - and not too much "extra".  My pack weighs in at 37 pounds which I am informed is "horrible" and needs to decrease dramatically.  So, challenges lie ahead.
Upon arrival in Boston, took some time to walk along the Charles River and then around the old sections of the city including Beacon Hill and Commonwealth Ave.  Beautiful brick homes and lots of US History.  Plan to investigate further tomorrow.
The train trip was relaxed and enjoyable.  It is nice to be able to walk around and the overall comfort and service is far superior to plane travel.  Perhaps that is why the train was mostly full.

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