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addiew
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Icon 5 posted July 21, 2003 23:15      Profile for addiew   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
we are headed to boston and Ispwich or some name of the sorts on the coast for my cousines big rich fat wedding-- what is there to do around there?

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Icon 1 posted July 22, 2003 03:20      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Which Boston? I know the one in Lincolnshire is pretty bland, but Ipswich at least has a once-decent football team... (although Delia Smith would hate you for life!) [Wink]

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Sightseeing, I guess. With Ipswich, MA as a base, you could visit tax-free Portsmouth, NH, Newburyport, Gloucester, Salem and Boston--all of which are rather historic and folkloric.

Around Ipswich itself, there's always Crane's Beach--more than just a beach, with marshes and wildlife, stands of pitch pine with deer, some big dunes, and some, um, "invigorating" water (for warm-water swimming on this coast, try south of the Cape). The Crane (of plumbing fixtures fame) Mansion is also open for tours, and there is a summer concert series on the lawn. The Trustees of Reservations used to do a tour of Hog Island, one of the locations filmed in the movie "The Crucible." There are tons of 17th century houses open for tours.

There is rather tranquil canoeing on the Ipswich River, sea kayaking and sunset tours in Essex Bay, and whale-watches and deep-sea fishing tours out of Gloucester. Bradley Palmer State Park is fun for mountain biking. There is antiquing in Essex and knick-knacks and red shacks in Rockport.

Regular commuter rail runs from Ipswich to Boston's North End. From there you can walk to the Museum of Science and/or Boston Common, or take the T to Cambridge and visit the very geeky MIT or Hahvahd Square to find the law offices of Dewey, Cheatham and Howe. The Fenway has art museums and the home of the team that never, ever seems to win the World Series, but often comes heart-wrenchingly close.

But if you dislike beaches, seafood and old houses, you can always just make fun of the natives and their funny accents [Smile]

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For the summer I'm on the beautifull Island of Martha's Vineyard. If you would wish to come and sight see here (it's really quite spectacular), then you can take a Bonanza bus to Woods Hole, MA it's a half hour ride or so, then a 40 minute ferry, or pay for airfare from logan [Frown]

Here we have absolutely brilliant beaches, and it's one of the only places in the northeast where you can see the sun set over water. If you come, I'll probably be busy [Frown] but I can reccommend places to eat, visist, etc.

Anyway, visit Quincy market. Food. Good. Also may I reccommend visiting the science museum, and the aquarium. If you haven't seen the Matrix in IMAX, it's playing at the aquarium if i recall.

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There's plenty to do in Boston and Cambridge. I'll give the another plug for the Science Museum and Aquarium. You should also get over to Newberry St. (A few blocks north of the Prudential Center (("The Pru")) and running parallel to Beacon St. and Storrow Drive). You'll find the widest selection of interesting restaurants and shops there.
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The greatest of all attractions in Boston is of coarse my house, but for tourist purposes, I would recommend the Science museum, as well as the art museum. Boston is a small city, so it's easy to get anywhere by foot. I would recommend starting in downtown (accsessable by all T lines) and walking to the North End (Little Italy and Quincy Market) and to the Harbor.
One of my favorite bars is in Harvard Square. It's called Charlie's. The music is a bit loud, but it has a nice atmosphere. The best restaurant is Mary Chung's, which is in central Square (red line). Across the street is the Middle East, which also has good food.
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Icon 1 posted July 22, 2003 10:30      Profile for addiew   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I would love to see Martha Vineyard again- my cousine is getting married at some big estate around Crane (maybe it is crane estates but doesnt have that name) It should be interesting as they have 16 attendants total [shake head]
I have spent a lot of time in Boston and NH (I dated a guy from Plymouth NH for a loong time) so I know NH quite well-- although it may be odd to go back in my 'new life' I dont know.
What is this to do in Ipswich? how close is it to boston?

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Icon 1 posted July 22, 2003 10:46      Profile for addiew   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I actually just looked it up- we are staying at this place called Emerson Inn in Rockport, MA
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Too bad, that's a few hours drive to here [Frown] unless you go to logan and take a 34 minute plane (every hour on the hour), which I wouldn't do, logan sux [Smile]
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Oh, Rockport is a great place - I've been there a few times many years ago. Enjoy!

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yeah what can you do in rockport? we are going to have 3 days there

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Icon 1 posted July 23, 2003 23:01      Profile for addiew   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
BE BACK TUESDAY FROM BOSTON!!!

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