Do not try to find free parking in Boston

Great city.  I can’t drive around in it without accidently ending in Cambridge, or Revere.  And forget looking for a free parking spot.

From upper left, clockwise

  1. I started in Boston, on Sudbury?  I still don’t know how I ended up in Cambridge.
  2. Back in North End of Boston.  I think I found a parking spot for lunch.  Or I deluded myself into thinking it was ok to park there.
  3. Best Cioppino
  4. Finished Raw Oysters
  5. Raw Bar in North End


Yes, there’s two major cities named Portland and one is in Maine


Arrived early in the morning in Portland, from Boston, where I had the best French Fries (above.  Drove all night.  Clockwise from upper left.

  1. Old Customs House
  2. Lobster Traps… Mmmm
  3. More reminder of Lobster
  4. Shops along the Wharf
  5. Gilbert’s Chowder!  Best greasy Fish and Clam New England Chowder.  To this day, I mix sauteed fish and shrimp and bacon bits to my Campbell’s Clam Chowder.
  6. Portland Ship Terminal

Daytrip in Hyannis, Cape Cod, MA


A bite at a local clam shack chain.  Recommend the fried clam necks.

And the local color, clockwise from upper left

  1. Ferries to Martha’s Vineyard.  I always wanted to know where this was.
  2. Cape Cod Times
  3. Bear with my posture issues
  4. A penguin trapped in a car without windows cracked
  5. Peculiar taxonomy of a seagull or albatross.  Reminds me of Han Solo in “carbonite”.  And Jabba the Hutt “I Will Not Give Up My Favorite Decoration
  6. Angry guy sayings
  7. JFK Memorial
  8. Indian guy who loiters here
  9. The local beach bum welcoming customers
  10. More local sayings