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Sad day to arrive in Boston

Tina & Deanna picked us up from New Bedford and we had lunch at PF Changs on the outskirt of Boston. As we were nearly into Boston we had a call from Deanna's cousin who worked in Homeland Security to say that a bomb had just gone off in Boston city centre. We decided to still go on & see if we could even get into the city as where we are staying was only a few blocks from where the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line.

Hundreds were injured and a few died - very sad

We had no trouble getting to my hostel which was right next to Chinatown and the Theatre District and just 1 block from the Boston Common. I decided to stay in town and Leigh went out to stay in Plymouth.

A lot of people that ran the marathon were staying there and one girl I met in the elevator had just crossed the finish line when the bombs went off. The sirens & emergency vehicles going past my hostel the next few hours was crazy - SWAT,buses of military, Coastguard, FBI,motorbikes, ambulances.......you name it - it went on for hours.

The Hostel is pretty new and one of the coolest I have stayed in. Has 400 beds, big TVdining rooms , kitchen , outings to sign up for & very comfortable. I scored a bottom bunk in my 6 bed dorm & have some nice Asian ladies in my room & a Canadian girl who ran in the marathon. Costs $45 a night.

Walked up to the Boston Common - beautiful old park ....the first in the USA from the 1600's. Grabbed some yummy pizza and a drink from the pub next door and had an early night.

Downstairs longe and coffe shop

Downstairs longe and coffe shop


Entry

Entry


Cool lounges in the entry

Cool lounges in the entry


TV Room

TV Room


Entry check in

Entry check in


Upstairs rooms area

Upstairs rooms area


My dorm with my bottom  bunk

My dorm with my bottom bunk


Kitchen/Dining

Kitchen/Dining


Activities board

Activities board


Pool Table

Pool Table


My floor

My floor


Dining Room

Dining Room


Kitchen

Kitchen


Hang out areas

Hang out areas


Signage

Signage

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in USA

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