Crazy Busy and Fun Weekend in Boston

#1 son and his son, flew in from Colorado to spend some time with college friends in Maine and also quality time with Ma and Pa. I have season tickets to the New England Revolution and attended the Saturday night game.

Sunday we drove to Braintree Logan Express, and were picked up by Sue’s Brother who drove us to Boston. We had two nights in the Sheraton at the Hynes Center, and Jeff was only there for the Sox game. More about the parking at the end of this monologue.

We met Keith and Koa at the Sox game because our hotel check in was later in the afternoon, leaving our things in the car. We left the game with the Sox up, 7-2 late in the match. Right after singing Sweet Caroline with the rest of the spectators. Later we met our nephew Tyler and his wife Susan, for dinner at the Oyster House. Dinner for 5 was a mere $380. We’ll leave it at that.

Monday morning was a trip the the New England Aquarium. It was very interesting, especially the Theater. “Birds Over Water” was playing in the very expansive seating area that had no problem accommodating the seven people who paid to watch the show. Later in the day, we walked the few blocks to board our WWII landing craft for our surf and turf Duck Tour.

For dinner we traveled to Commonwealth Ave to dine again with Tyler and Susan. Susan is from Shanghai and we met at Victoria’s Secret Cantonese restaurant and let Susan order traditional Chinese cuisine. Some of which was very interesting. The food was served on a glass (similar to the one in a microwave). To get at something you wanted, simply swivel the glass in the middle of the table till your choice came to you. It was a very large serving area that never ran low on food. It just kept coming and coming. Lobster, shrimp, scallops, green beans, ribs, and the biggest eel I have ever seen. Before being chopped into very large pieces, it was the size of my arm from shoulder to wrist. An just as round. And alive.

We visited the Boston Common and the family did the Swan Boat Ride. We parted ways with the kids late morning and Sue and I got on the Green Line, transferred to the Blue Line which got us to Logan Airport. The free airport shuttle got us to terminal A where, after a 20 minute wait, we boarded the Braintree Logan Express back to our car. $21 parking $22 bus fare and $8 MBTA fare for a total of $41 for a weekend of parking. We also had the option of Parking at the Sheraton Hotel for $65/night. We chose the former.

Friday Night Full Moon Bike Ride

Hi folks, 

After watching the forecasts closely

it looks like the weather will be cooperating on Friday so…

There will be a Sunset/Moonlight ride on the East Bay Bike Path on Friday 7/15/22.    Moonrise is at 10:46PM so we will probably not see the moon during the entire ride.

The Details:

Date: Friday 7/15/22. 

Location:  EBBP off Rt 103 near Del’s Lemonade. 

Set you GPS to 65 Child St. Warren R.I.

Time: 

Arrive: 7:30PM 

Departure: 7:45PM promptly 

Sunset: 8:26PM

Moonrise:  10:46PM

Name:  Wednesday’s moon was the

            Full Buck Super Moon. 

Male deer, which shed their antlers every year, begin to regrow them in July, hence the Native American name for July’s full moon. Some refer to this moon as the thunder moon, due to the summer storms in this month. Other names include the hay moon, after the July hay harvest.

Distance is flexible. 

Rain or high winds cancels the ride. 

We will ride to Bristol to enjoy the sunset at Colt’s State Park.  We will then return to the parking lot.  That’s around 10 miles.  Those who wish to will continue toward Providence till we decide to turn around. 

Turn around point could be as far as India Point Park unless we decide to turn around sooner (or later). 

That’s around 30 or 32 miles round trip.

Other routes are also possible. 

Bikes should have adequate lighting. 

If you have a second headlight as a backup it might come in handy if the first one goes out. 

Bring water, snacks, cameras and anything else you might want or need. 

Take note that it’s still cooler after sunset.  Dress accordingly. 

Bike New Bedford, (MA) Ice Cream Ride

Newly formed Bike New Bedford had their inaugural first Friday bike ride. Three ice cream shops were the highlights on this ride through the city and around the peninsula of Clarks Cove and Buzzards Bay. A stiff southerly wind provided a bit of a challenge as we began the loop “around the fort”. Fort Rodman/Fort Taber sit at the southern end of the peninsula with nothing to intercept the winds blowing off the Atlantic. The silver lining for the three of us riding our e-bikes, was none of us noticed any wind, or hills, for that matter.

Mark you calender’s for the next Bike New Bedford Friday night ride on August 5th. https://www.facebook.com/bikenewbedford

New Bedford Bike is Back.

Calling cyclists of all ages and skill levels! If you’ve ever wanted to join a group ride, but felt there were too many speed or spandex requirements, we’ve got you covered. Come join our casual, monthly night ride where we roll through the city, playing music along the way!

This from New Bedford Bike Facebook

Meet at Clasky Common Park, County St. entrance.

-Open to everyone.

Join us for a social #partypace ride around New Bedford, the first Friday of every month!It’s free, open to the public, and everyone’s invited. Bring your friends and meet some new ones! All bikes are welcome (skateboards, roller skates, and scooters, too!)

Ride details, including route maps, theme description, and even a Spotify playlist will be posted here and the Bike New Bedford newsletter (link in bio) a week before each ride. Weather conditions may result in postponement or cancellation.

Bike New Bedford Social Cycle rides are all about fostering a more inclusive, safe, and vibrant biking community throughout our city!