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  1. Rainy weekend, bars were crowded, etc., and this past weekend P' town hosted a family weekend. I'm sure that within a few days the positivity numbers will go up in the community and in those towns from which the visitors hailed. The cluster jumped from 256 to 430, doubling in three days. The majority lived outside of P'town, and all visitors are urged to get tested. Next rip to Boston, think about the Cape Flyer - rail from South Station , with stops along the route to the Cape gateway, Wareham Village, Buzzards Bay, Bourne and Hyannis. It runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day, week
  2. If we arrive early at any of the Hyatt's, either pre or post, they secure our luggage until a room is ready. Since we pack swim attire in carry-on luggage, we use a changing/bathroom near the pool and relax for a few hours until we can formally check in. There have been a few times we were able to check in well before noon, though now I'm sure extra cleaning and limited help might prevent that. The early check in charge can be absurd. Darcy
  3. Pre-covid, we went to Bermuda with another couple on Celebrity Summit and were able to download an app and set up texting between the two couples. I wasn't too impressed with the process as one had to repeatedly check to see if you received a message - no "ding" to alert you. Plus a few messages never got through. Darcy
  4. Plus, we can get into our favorite restaurants without lengthy wait times. And getting over the Bourne Bridge without delay! It's also the perfect time to bike/walk/run along the canal. We used to keep our sail boat in Wareham and sailed Buzzards Bay - early fall was the best! Darcy
  5. Just a reminder....masks are required on the MBTA. Enjoy Boston, take in the swan boats on Boston Common, enjoy the museums. If you can fit it in, wander the North End and enjoy dinner at one of the many Italian restaurants. IMO, the Cape is best enjoyed in the early fall when most of the tourists have left. Darcy
  6. I have a vague memory of an Alaska cruise on the old, old Rotterdam [Ritz Carlton Lounge, crazy stair case system due to the ship being built for "class"]. We arrived in Vancouver from Boston and enjoyed Canada Day fireworks from our hotel by the harbor. Got on the ship the following day and arrived in Ketchikan on the 4th. There was a parade along the waterfront and I kept buying tickets for some community fund raiser. When DH asked me if I knew what the prize was, I shrugged "Probably something very Alaskan?" Two cords of wood, one cord of wood, etc. he discouraged me from claiming the pri
  7. https://www.shuttlefare.com/hilton_back_bay_boston Is this the shuttle service? I put in 2 passengers, but you can put in arrival and flight date/details. Best to call to confirm, I never trust any of these online reservations systems. Also checking with the hotel directly might give you up to date options. Though Rome2Rio is usually very good - it seems to be time sensitive to travel traffic. Hate to sit in Boston traffic in a taxi $$$. The Logan Express used to offer a free run to the Back Bay, but that has been suspended due to covid. We always use Logan Express, pa
  8. https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Terminal-C-Departures-Level/Hilton-Boston-Back-Bay Try playing with this!
  9. I just checked the trip planner menu on the MBTA APP . Silver Line from the airport is free, then the MBTA "gets you." At one time Logan Express ran a comp coach, but stopped the service due to covid. But I am looking at the map and directions right now.....over an hour and a few changes, hauling your luggage, etc., .....not the happiest way to start a vacation. I'm guessing you come into terminal C and suggest you follow the signs to car services like Uber, etc., or take a taxi. You can play around with the MBTA App, the directions read like waze walking. Or try my favorite how
  10. Great! That's the branch that runs to the MFA, towards Brigham & Women's. You can download the MBTA APP, it's quite easy to use, maps, schedules and all the "alerts" of rail delay issues. Your hotel should have a city map of things to do while visiting ...check at the desk when you arrive. I've walked this entire area many times, often faster than trolley, bus or rail. Are you flying in, driving or coming in on rail/coach? Darcy
  11. When is this trip? If it's this August, using the Green Line will be problematic due to month long repairs. The E Branch will shut down from August 2 - 29, much like last year. Darcy
  12. Speak directly with your medical professionals who write the Rx, also discuss with your pharmacy and the insurance company. While on a few extended trips in which DH would need additional meds to get him through the vacation, our pharmacy, CVS, was able to contact the insurance company and did provide DH with extra meds. Last year my sister extended her stay with family in England [travel back to the USA was not a good thing due to covid issues/flights, etc.] and while there, found herself short on two meds. I got them filled here and then mailed them to her. However, the package s
  13. No need to worry about sea sickness - meander into the Boston Public Gardens and take a Swan Boat ride. It's a short, nostalgic ride around the lagoon where you can see various ducks and turtles. There are dinner "cruises" around Boston harbor, plus the harbor boat [not sure its current schedule], to go around the inner harbor islands. Of course there is the duck tour, too. IMO the best whale watching trip in Hawaii - the ones I've done out of Boston and northern 'burbs were quite rough. When on the Cape, you can ferry over to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket to spend the day.
  14. Many of the rental cars are sitting in storage lots beyond the standard rental sites. There's a huge Enterprise facility a few towns away from us and the lot is filled with cars they cannot rent - seems those computer "chips" all need to be replaced due to a safety recall. New vehicles are limited, too for similar reasons. A friend who works at that facility said they anticipate getting the chips by the end of the year and it will take time to change out the defective ones and re-certify the cars for use. He said they normally delete cars at 30K miles but are now renting cars with over 45K mi
  15. Both DH and I are in our 70's and for the past decade have been enjoying the time to travel on extended trips as we're no long bound by employment schedules. Just as the pandemic hit, we were planning a trip to England to attend a family wedding and extend our time there with a road trip [we've done multiple BI cruises]. Last year we also planned a river cruise and annual get-way cruise to the Caribbean to escape the cold New England winters. Alas, no cruise, no road trips. At this point in our lives, we realize health and age are prime factors in any travel decisions. Car rentals
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