We fly home this morning and are ready to get back home and into our normal routine. Boston has been a great place for Lea and I to reconnect to one another, and it provided a good distraction from thinking about our oldest son moving out of the house. Here are a few things we learned if you ever go to Boston.

  • WE LEARNED A NEW LANGUAGE: Not too many “R’s” are pronounced in Boston. If you rent a car you learn very quickly that there aren’t many places to (in Boston slang) pahk yuh cah.

  • BASEBALL RULES: When it comes to sports in Boston, the Red Sox rule. Baseball is much more important than New England Patriot football and the other Boston sports. In Texas you have the Dallas Cowboys, some other sports, and then sadly, somewhere towards the bottom is Ranger’s baseball.
  • TRY THE FOOD: Whether it’s fried dough, clam chowder in a bread bowl, Boston’s famous baked beans or sweet Italian sausage dogs, you’ve got to try them all.
  • BRING MONEY FOR PARKING AND BE PREPARED TO DO LOTS OF WALKING: There’s no place to park cars in Boston, so the parking garages will charge you about $30 to park your car. If you have to move your car to a different part of town, that’s another $30. It doesn’t take long to spend some money on parking. I won’t miss this part of Boston. Except I may start charging those 20 teenagers who hang out at my house $2 to park every time they come over. I should have enough by the end of the year to come back to Boston :)
  • SEE THE SITES: There’s oceans, ball parks, historic places and other things to see. We took a tour of the Freedom Trail yesterday and learned all about the beginnings of America. So many historic events took place in Boston. Lea and I are going to go home and watch The Patriot this weekend.
  • CATCH A BALL GAME: Fenway Park is amazing. The oldest ballpark in America. Whether or not you’re a baseball fan, Fenway Park is worth seeing. Even if the Red Sox win against the team you’re rooting for.
  • SHOP: There are plenty of places to go shopping. We even went shoe shopping one morning. Lea couldn’t find anything that she wanted. I think that’s a sign of the end of times and the Lord will soon be returning (smile).
  • SEE DOWNTOWN AFTER DARK: Downtown Boston is a happening place. Every night after the ballgame we’d wall from the ballpark back to the parking garage and the downtown area was alive.
  • BRING AN UMBRELLA: Nuff said.
  • HANG OUT WITH SOMEONE YOU LIKE: Makes the whole trip more fun.

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Becky Tucker says:

    Sent you an email about parking before I read your blog. I’m glad you said teenage boys and I sure don’t fall into that category!

  2. Alan Gable says:

    Did you guys take the Fenway Park tour? I hear it is “wicked cool”.

  3. James says:

    Thanks for the update on things worth doing in Boston. I especially liked the last one. That would be the point to me. There are things I have no interest in doing but do because Kathy wants to. It does work better when we are both interested. But the give and take is probably one of the better lessons of marriage. Boston still ranks down the list fore me. The “encouragement” about the cost of parking grarages doesn’t help.

  4. Philip Murphy says:

    I’m not sure if “The Patriot” is the movie you’re wanting to watch since it is based in the GREAT state of South Carolina. It’s still a great movie.

    nice ’nuff said insert. solid.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Actually, I disagree with number one – there are plenty of r’s, they just moved the r’s to the end of other words like ‘idea-r’ and ‘raw-r’. In Boston a Raw Bar (seafood bar) is pronounced ‘Rar Bah’. So the r’s still there, it just moved to the end of the other word!

    Anyway, I’m glad you’re enjoying Boston. I recommend you do lots of walking so you don’t have to pay to ‘pahk ya cah’.


  6. Donna says:

    You are so funny…I’m glad your trip was fun! Did you run while you were there? Glad to get the Taylors back to C-town!

  7. Jeanne M. says:

    Glad you enjoyed your stay in Boston. Don’t know where you stayed, but the bus/subway was always a good way to get around when we lived in that area. You might want to check that out next time. A side trip I would suggest would be to Rockport/Bearskin Neck on the North Shore, and Concord and Lexington for more history. I really enjoyed our 7 years there – so much to see and do. But I never learned to talk like a native (my Texas accent kept coming through).

  8. blogprophet says:

    some of the ‘r’ end up in the south in words like “warsh”

    as in, “I need to warsh the mud off my pickup”

  9. cwinwc says:

    Thanks for the pictures and the comments about Boston. I hope we get there one day. Did anybody mention the World Champion Boston Celtics?

  10. Marci says:

    I’m glad you got to experience Boston, I want to go back and see more.I should have warned you to use mass transportation!! It is so much easier than trying to drive. And yes, there are no fans like the Red Sox fans…just seeing that alone is amazing!! I had more fun watching the fans than I did the game!! Glad you had a great trip.

  11. billy says:

    you could also worship at the Natick church of Christ, i hear they are very nice people there :)
    that was missing from 10 things to do in boston:)

  12. TREY MORGAN says:

    Well said Billy. And number 11 would be “Have a buddy named Billy in Boston that can take care of your baseball tickets for you.”

    How can I every repay you? :)

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