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Someone named John Harvard

Someone named John Harvard

Apparently he founded this little school?


Me and John Harvard

Me and John Harvard

Old pals


My first true love

My first true love

It's poetry in motion ... SCIENCE!


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Harvard

Harvard

Even the afternoon light is better there.


What the smart kids do on a Saturday afternoon

What the smart kids do on a Saturday afternoon

Personally, I'd rather go to McKenzie's.


Harvard Library

Harvard Library

Sadly, this is the first library that I have not been able to get into. You need a student ID to enter! When Nate Street goes to Harvard, he will proudly march his state-school educated mother into this library. Of course he's not going to be a Harvard, but a Princeton man.


Entering the "T"

Entering the "T"

Public transport typically makes me nervous, but the T was nice and clean. I still like my car better though.


Where am I?

Where am I?


Newberry Street

Newberry Street

I went to Newberry Street and all I got was this teal Miata.

Excellent shopping there, particularly "Second Time Around," a high-end designer consignment shop. Me likey.


Hahvad again

Hahvad again


You know the drill ...

You know the drill ...


Dad on the campus

Dad on the campus

I think "Hugh Shaw, Harvard Adjunct Professor of Mortgageoloy" fits very well.


Harvard Chapel

Harvard Chapel

One of many


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Surprisingly pretty leaves

Surprisingly pretty leaves

We were surprised that the leaves were still so colorful in mid-November. Being from the South, these kind of colors delight me.


One time when I was at Harvard ...

One time when I was at Harvard ...

Oh wait, I went to the University of South Carolina.


Dustin Denunzio

Dustin Denunzio

Was in my graduating class at Clearwater Central Catholic ('94) and the only one to go to Harvard. At our 10 year class reunion, every other story had to do with Harvard and those good times on the wrestling team. Hmmm ....


Another pretty Harvard Church

Another pretty Harvard Church

Note the flags


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Curious George Bookstore

Curious George Bookstore

Where all the cool two-year olds of Cambridge hang out -- holla!


Dad and Boston Cream Pie

Dad and Boston Cream Pie

Which actually tastes better in its hometown. This was after our delicious meal at Legal Seafod. The Cape Cod oysters rocked.


If we split dessert it's just half the calories ...

If we split dessert it's just half the calories ...

Also had the ice cream bon-bons as recommended by Arthur Frommer. Out of this world.


Ye Olde Patriotic Family

Ye Olde Patriotic Family

It looked like this "family" was comprised of child models posing for a New England tourism brochure. "Look, here we are with some true patriots, enjoying the sights and sounds of colonial Boston, mum!"

This did give me good ideas about making Nate wear a funny hat when he visits Boston.


Olde Meeting House

Olde Meeting House

Where the colonists decided to revolt. Things sound really historical when you put an "e" on the end of them. Also the place where Margaret Sanger was not allowed to debate birth control. Seems eerily similar to the year 2007.


The Irish American Dream

The Irish American Dream

Plaque at statue that commemorates the Irish coming to Boston.


The Freedom Trail

The Freedom Trail

We had only planned on stopping by select sites, but the 2.2-mile trail was filled with so many fascinatign stops we went to pretty much all of them. I highly recommend the audio tour, which brought to life stops from Paul Revere's House to the USS Constitution.


In front of Fanueil Hall

In front of Fanueil Hall

Me and Sam Adams! This is also where John Edwards conceded defeat in that election we don't like to talk about.


Where Rose Kennedy was baptized

Where Rose Kennedy was baptized

Shout out for the Catholics!


The Old North Church

The Old North Church

A spot on the Freedom Trail


St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi

Sculpture at the Old North Church


Dad and I start our walk on the Freedom Trail

Dad and I start our walk on the Freedom Trail

It really was as fun as it looks.


The Old State House

The Old State House


The Shaw Memorial

The Shaw Memorial

Shaw lead an infantry group comprised of African-Americans during the Revolutionary War.


Dad walking the line

Dad walking the line

The red line of the Freedom Trail


The cemetary where Paul Revere is buried

The cemetary where Paul Revere is buried

And many others, including those from the Franklin family and the Hubbard family, as in "Old Mother Hubbard" tales.


Scary tombstone

Scary tombstone


John Hancock's grave

John Hancock's grave


Sam Adams' grave

Sam Adams' grave

Turns out that he was a complete failure as a beermaker.


Evidence that Dad is a Democrat!

Evidence that Dad is a Democrat!

I knew it!


Democrats rock

Democrats rock


Top of Olde Meeting House

Top of Olde Meeting House


Irish Famine Sculpture

Irish Famine Sculpture

When I first saw this, I didn't read the nearby plaques, and had no idea that it reflected the Irish struggle. Ignorantly, I thought it had to do with the struggles of Native Americans. When I found out that it was about the Irish I did a double take.


Irish Famine Sculpture - Full View

Irish Famine Sculpture - Full View


Happier Irish People

Happier Irish People


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Inside of Olde Meeting Hall

Inside of Olde Meeting Hall


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