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  1. I know Lord Grantham had a dog, Isis. This may explain why there were no cats in Downton Abbey.
  2. Saw this on a t-shirt at our local vegetarian/vegan juice bar.
  3. Yes the cruise we were on docked in Valparaiso. We did a repositioning from Santiago to San Diego in 2018 and left out of San Antonio, Chile. It took slightly under 2 hours to get from the Santiago Airport to San Antonio.
  4. We did the BA to Santiago cruise on Celebrity Infinity. We loved it. We had exceptionally (and unusually) calm seas around Cape Horn. It was like glass. If you have a chance spend a few days in BA first. It's a great city with lots to do and see. We also stayed overnight in Santiago. The port is several hours away and you go thru wine country to get to Santiago. Our flight home was at night the next day so we had well over a full day to tour. We liked the cruise through the Chilean fjords so much we booked a cruise through the Norwegian fjords for 3 months later. When we got on the ship we realized we knew the dancers from our BA cruise. They took me to the Captain so I could confirm how smooth our Cape Horn trip was. He didn't believe them!
  5. Where do you think Miss Piggy is residing? Scientists have discovered a real life Kermit the Frog living in Costa Rica.
  6. Terrible towel. Very scratchy. Looks plush but doesn’t dry well.
  7. I agree. Gabriel was great! We too had the legs coming out from under the bed. I'm still laughing. Brilliant
  8. Fenway and the Freedom Trail is pretty ambitious. Since you've been to a game at Fenway I'd focus on the Freedom Trail. Pick the sites you want to see and look up their hours. Most appear to open at 9:30 or 10am. That being said there are many places on the trail that are outside (Granary Burial Ground, Copp's Hill, etc.). The beginning of the trail is Park Street in downtown Boston (but you can start anywhere). From the port take the SilverLine Bus to South Station and transfer to the Red Line (going to Park Street Station). Get off at Park Street and you'll be at the Boston Common where you'll see the red brick in the sidewalk. Alternatively, you may want to start at the USS Constitution (cab or Uber to the site) and then walk back or take the water taxi and find the trail again in the North End.
  9. For an overnight this would be fine. There isn't much nearby. I park in an off airport lot which is across the intersection from the hotel. You'll need to take the hotel shuttle or the MBTA bus (stop is across the street) to get into the city. Also by the bus stop is an entrance to the Chelsea Greenway or you can watch the cargo ships and the drawbridge (a cool thing to see as long as you aren't trying to get to/from off airport lot)
  10. I'd take Rt 2 out of Boston to the Berkshire's. Once outside of metro-Boston it becomes less of a highway and more of a lovely "drive." On your way stop in Shelburne Falls to see the Bridge of Flowers. Stay in either North Adams or Williamstown. From there you can do day trips to Bennington, Vermont or cross the border into NY. In Mass. visit the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mt. Greylock (you can drive to the top), Hancock Shaker Village, The Mount (Edith Wharton's home) in Lenox, or Mass MOCA and the Museum of History and Science in North Adams. For your return to Boston you can take the much faster Mass Pike back (from Stockbridge to Boston per James Taylor).
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