Roundup of April 2016 Posts

In the meantime, here’s the monthly roundup of last month’s blog posts. April was a very busy month for me and May is shaping up to be even more hectic. People ask what I do with my time now that I’m retired. What don’t I do with my time is the easy answer. In the spring year, however, there’s one big commitment and it’s one that I look forward to.

Boston By Foot

The official tour season started on May 1 but I have been giving Dark Side of Boston tours since April 16.  You can find me at the intersection of Cross and Hanover Streets on most Saturday nights at 5:30 p.m.. (If you want to make sure I’ll be leading a tour that night just call the office and ask—617-367-2345. I am off on May 14.).

In addition, I’m writing the training manual for a new tour called Murder, Martyrs and Mysticism that will be the October member event but can also be arranged as a private tour before that. And I’m trying to learn BBF’s Architecture Cruise, which is a huge amount of material to memorize.  But I have already turned down the opportunity to lead a private Back Bay tour because I’m double booked for the day.  And this is Boston By Foot’s 40th anniversary so there are a lot of other events as well. Sigh. So much to do, so little time. 

The official tour season started on May 1 but I have been giving Dark Side of Boston tours since April 16.  You can find me at the intersection of Cross and Hanover Streets on most Saturday nights at 5:30 p.m.. (If you want to make sure I’ll be leading a tour that night just call the office and ask—617-367-2345. I am off on May 14.).

Hanover Street and Cross Street

Join Me on a Tour

I would like to invite all my readers to come along on one or more of the @Bostonbyfoot tours this year—particularly one that I am leading. Okay, let me be clear, I really would like to see some of my friends, relatives and former work colleagues join one of my tours. Really.

Every week I meet people from all over the country and from other countries as well.  I also talk to folks who are local but want to learn more about the city and its history.

Once my company was running a customer meeting here and we all walked from the Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel to dinner at Mama Maria’s in North Square.  I described a few things along the way and was amazed at how much more they wanted to know. This was long before I became a BBF docent so I didn’t have much to tell them beyond Paul Revere’s house. Little did I know that years later I would be fluent in 18th and 19th century events in the area.

North Square

Last Saturday I had an interesting conversation with a young couple who had just moved her from London and are getting grounded in their new home.  Besides, the tours are fun, you (and your kids) will learn a lot, and we’ll have a good time. You can have dinner in the North End before or after.

If your company is having an event in Boston, consider booking a private tour.  Once my company was running a customer meeting here and we all walked from the Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel to dinner at Mama Maria’s in North Square. I described a few things along the way and was amazed at how much more they wanted to know. This was long before I became a BBF docent so I didn’t have much to tell them beyond Paul Revere’s house. Little did I know that years later I would be fluent in 18th and 19th century events in the area.

Roundup of April Posts

In the meantime, here’s the monthly roundup of last month’s blog posts. 

Boston 

Business and Technology 

Friends and Family 

Health and Nutrition 

Lifestyle and Culture 

Movies and TV 

Spiritual

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