I grabbed some sushi from Penn Sushi on the Amtrak level at Penn Station. This place is massive & it’s just as easy to get lost in it like Grand Central Station. I went crazy looking for it on the subway level, but note to self you got to go up one level. For some reason it reminded me of the underground like in Japan that I would get lost in Osaka, Hiroshima, Kyoto & Tokyo to get some shopping done. Mega Bus was my way back to Boston. I bought the ticket online & caught the bus on 34th Street between 11th & 12th Avenues that is directly across from the Javits Center. Just get off at Penn Station & head west. Don’t be tempted to head East to Herald Square or else you might not make the bus. It’s about a twenty minutes walk give or take from Penn Station. I say give or take, depending on how heavy your load is to carry. It’s best to get there an hour before hand to wait in queue to give the Mega Bus representative your reservation number. It’s easy like that, very easy. I was there extra early cos I didn’t want to go shopping anymore. It’s always advisable to bring a book. I just sat on the curb & read away. Hoosh was excellent by the way, a novel into the life of cooking on McMurdo base in Antarctica. A Maine author who spends like eight seasons down there wrote it. It spoke to me in the sense that I could relate very much from taking seasonal jobs that are awesome, but in desolated areas. It’s more about the experience; an open mind & a positive attitude that gets you threw the experience. I made my way to my sisters flat very easy peasy from South Station on public transportation. Apparently that would have been the safest bet last night with the insane traffic in the city due to the Bruins game.
|Entrance to Chinatown|
|Boston Marathon Memorial|
I did take a nice walk threw Boston Common on a beautiful crisp New England spring day with blue sky & cumulous cloud coverage. The Common’s had beautiful flowers & lush green spaces. I did find the famous Swan Boats to take in the moment & reminiscing about my childhood of riding them with my dad & throwing peanuts to the ducks. The Swan Boats only cost $3USD to ride, but I choose not to ride them today. I did find a mother & a couple of duckling’s as my wildlife viewing & quite enjoyed their peacefulness before they decided to jump back into the lake. The Commons’ are a great place to relax & to forget about the world for a while.
|John Hancock Tower & Farmer's Market|
On my way out of the city, I decided to make a stop over at Haymarket to check out the produce venders. If your looking to score a deal on fresh produces this is the place to go. You can buy a box of big Central America mangos for $5USD. Blueberries can be found from $1.50USD. The prices here are excellent & you are going to save much more rather than buying the items at the supermarket.
Well, I’ve had a non stop week from exploring the nooks n’ crannies of New York to new finds in Boston. I must admit that I had fun, well a little too much fun. I’ve walked for miles upon miles & saw some great things. Of course, I never set out to do everything that I would have hoped to do, but that always leave room for the next visit. Settling in Maine, “The Way Life Should Be”. Who knows where my travels will take me next…