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Mashie_Nibblick
11-14-2004, 04:39 PM
Hi all,

My company's sending me to Boston for a couple of weeks very shortly, and I was wondering if anyone can recommens any military history- and aviation-type activities?

Thanks for your help,
Matt.

GTO_68
11-14-2004, 06:00 PM
The only thing I can think of off the top of my head would be to go visit the U.S.S. Constitution, assuming that it's open this time of year.

Mackane1
11-14-2004, 06:04 PM
Yeah....bomb Fenway Park. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif........ http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


Regards,
Mackane
New York City

darkhorizon11
11-14-2004, 06:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mackane1:
Yeah....bomb Fenway Park. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif........ http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


Regards,
Mackane
New York City <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Another crying Yankee fan I love it!

If you want to do drive down to Rhode Island theres a Russian sub from the Cold War in Providence that you can get tours of. Its about an hour depending upon traffic. Theres a good aviation museum at a former Navy Base in Quonsett, R.I. as well. Its about another 20 minutes past the city. You can also go about an hour and half west to Bradlee Airport in Connecticut, theres an awesome air museum out there as well!

GTO_68
11-14-2004, 07:10 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mackane1:
Yeah....bomb Fenway Park. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif........ http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


Regards,
Mackane
New York City <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Waaaaaaaaaaa.......... Actually, I wish they would build the Red Sox a nice new facillity.

Anyhow, another thing I thought of is the WWII battleship U.S.S. Massachusetts which is in Fall River, Ma. right near the Rhode Island border.

Mackane1
11-14-2004, 09:09 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by GTO_68:


Waaaaaaaaaaa.......... Actually, I wish they would build the Red Sox a nice new facillity.
QUOTE]

Actually I've wondered about that myself. From pictures I've seen of Fenway, it reminds me of the old Yankee Stadium...I remember trying to view the game from around all those steel columns...it was a real task. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

RepublicofTexas
11-14-2004, 10:45 PM
You can go visit Ted Kennedy's Scotch Drinkers Hall of Fame. "eer umm, I can slam scotch with the best of em eer umm" Ted Kennedy 1962

Eagle_361st
11-15-2004, 02:43 AM
I'm glad Boston got their one world series already for the century. Now they can cry about a new curse for the rest of the 21st century. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

BM357_Raven
11-15-2004, 02:52 AM
I love Boston...

But that doesnt really help you, does it?
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XyZspineZyX
11-15-2004, 05:33 AM
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Hello,

if you can go south to "Battleship cove" and visit the battleship "Massachusetts" (sorry if do speel it wrong I am from Belgium), it is value for money, superb...
http://www.battleshipcove.org/

Sensei

Mashie_Nibblick
11-15-2004, 10:39 AM
Thanks,everybody. This looks like some great stuff. Should keep me pretty busy.

darkhorizon11
11-15-2004, 02:23 PM
Ohhh thats right Battleship Cove in FR. Its been awhile, theres the Battleship Massachusetts, the nose portion of an old cruiser called the Fall River (post WWII) I think. Theres also a World War Two ear submarine as well, its prett cramped and small.

Good stuff!

Oh and naw Fenway Park will be there forever, its one of the only historic ballparks left. Although just dont buy a ticket for a seat in the upper back corner down the right field line or you'll have an awesome view of the pole for about 38 dollars (regular season of course)!

darkhorizon11
11-15-2004, 02:28 PM
Ohhh thats right Battleship Cove in FR. Its been awhile, theres the Battleship Massachusetts, the nose portion of an old cruiser called the Fall River (post WWII) I think. Theres also a World War Two ear submarine as well, its prett cramped and small.

Good stuff!

Oh and naw Fenway Park will be there forever, its one of the only historic ballparks left. Although just dont buy a ticket for a seat in the upper back corn

GT182
11-15-2004, 02:52 PM
If your driving to Boston and going up 95, stop in Groton, Ct. at the Sub Base. Just follow the signs. You can take a tour of the Sub Museum and USS Nautilus. Also ask directions to the Sub Memorial which is close by.

Chuck_Older
11-15-2004, 07:00 PM
You could stop by Lexington and Concord, where the American Revolution is commonly cited as having it's real beginnings

There's the Powderhouse in Dedham (not a pub), but a short visit, not really much to see

You could see what Readville looks like now (It was the place in which the unit in the movie "Glory" actually trained, but it's a commercial commuter center now. Still, it's the same location)

In Boston itself there is the "Freedom Trail"

there's also the Holocaust memorial. Or did they move that? I hardly ever go to that part of town anymore

In Quincy, there's the Adams house

The Consitution is worth the trip.

Or, you could see me wrestle a bottle of Scotch in Jamaica Plain. In JP, try Doyle's, the Brendan Behan, or the Dogwood. Say 'hi' to Joanne, Michaela, Emma, Anna, Denise, and Michelle for Chris if you go to the Dogwood http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif There's some good eats at the Dogwood, Doyle's is OK, and there's some good places on Center Street. Oh, also there's James' Gate in JP. Fun

For Aviation...I don't know. Call some small local airports. I once got to go on a B-17 and a B-25 at Wiggins Airway in Norwood. I happened to be driving by and saw them landing...completely random occurance

Where are you staying in Boston, Matt? I recommend you pay a visit to the Littlest Bar and the Silvertone, if you're into having a glass. Or maybe JJ Foley's in Chinatown. Kingston Street. Have a Belhaven. Beware of the Harbor tunnel (Big Dig). It leaks. Seawater. You may have to take it. It hasn't collapsed just yet, to my knowledge.

The Museum of Science is always a fun time, too.

Mashie_Nibblick
11-16-2004, 06:16 PM
Thanks, Chuck, I'm always on the lookout for good watering holes. I'm staying in Newton (we're working in Wellesley), but it looks like most of us will be coming into town evenings and weekends, as we're right near a T stop. I'm really looking forward to the trip; I've never spent any time in New England. We're also in town for Thanksgiving, which will be my first American Tahnksgiving. Lucky me! Canadian and American Turkey Days this year! Result!

Chuck_Older
11-16-2004, 06:40 PM
The T is a good choice, but beware:

Public transportation closes before the bars in this City. Strange but true. I can't understand it. It's almost like the City is saying "Yep, we are tempting you to drive drunk, have a nice day" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Staying in Newton, eh? That's just down route 9 from my neck of the woods

Some folks may tell you to go to a Pizza place called "little Stevie's" if you're out late. It is a semi-famous place to go.
Do <span class="ev_code_RED">not</span> eat there. I have it on expert authority that the cleanup staff uses the same mop to clean the ovens as the bathroom floor. I am not joking, don't eat there. I did once and it was revolting experience.

If you want a good bar that is usually strangely empty, try the one at Legal Seafoods right by the Aquarium. The bar there is well stocked, immaculate, and often empty, or is every time I've been there. It's the type of place where you get your change in fresh, crisp bills. Plus the food there is pretty good.

For a really really good meal (as well as great drink), definitely call up Abe&Louie's and make a reservation. It is expensive, but boy is it worth it. The are quite near the Prudential Center. You can get a filet mignon stuffed with oysters there. Exquisite. But like I say, pricey, have no doubt. I dropped 80 bucks there on a meal for just me, and that was without counting what I drank. With liquor, it was about 130 dollars. We were there a good few hours, I admit...I'd do it again in a heartbeat, it's that good.

BM357_Raven
11-16-2004, 07:48 PM
yuk.

Ignorance is bliss. Ignorance=appetite too. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Mashie_Nibblick
11-16-2004, 08:07 PM
Oh yeah, Legal Sea Foods is definitely on my list. I live in tragically landlocked Alberta, and have a more-or-less constant seafood craving, so I will be eating precious few land animals during my time on the East Coast. Unless said land animals are stuffed with oysters, of course. That sounds fantastic. (God bless expense accounts. And an understanding finance department, if such a thing exists.) Speaking of bivalves, how is Ye Olde Union Oyster House? Treasure or tourist trap?