Greetings from Boston!
Hi friends. John came to Boston for a Microsoft convention. With a free hotel room and a flight voucher to burn, I came along to write. I’ve course for the last two days I haven’t written a word, but John and I have been greatly enjoying the sights.
Our hotel, The Parker House is right downtown. Old City Hall is right across the road. Boston Commons is 1/2 a block away.
Today we visited the Boston Museum of Fine Art, Old North Church, Paul Revere Hall, etc. I loved it!
Of course, this will be tying into my next novel. What great research . . .
The coolest thing is the hotel itself. Here’s the info:
“Opened in 1856 by Harvey Parker, the hotel and dining room soon became the meeting spot for such literary figures as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Nathaniel Hawthorne and John Greenleaf Whittier . . . The Parker House has always hosted famous guests: presidents and kings, politicians and actors, but no one enjoyed the hotel more than Charles Dickens, who stayed here for perios of up to five months during his American lecture tours.”
Yeah, I think I can work on my book here!
Tomorrow I’ll post photos from Boston!
Oh! I’m so jealous. We’re studyuing the Revolutionary War right now. Last year we took a history tour up the East coast hitting, Jamestown, Yorktown, Mt. Vernon, Plymouth, and Philadelphia. We never made it to Boston. I was thinking of going this summer, but may wait until the Tea Party Ship and Museum opens again. Please do share your photos!
Tricia Goyer says
I’m still waiting for my husband to download the photos, but I’ll post some when they get transferred to my computer!
It’s cool see the groups of school children touring these sites. I can see it from right outside my hotel window.
I would love to bring my kids back here some day.