Superb reporting, ,erc, and I completely agree that the water taxi is one of the all-too-often-overlooked pleasures of flying into Logan, and it's particularly convenient and efficient if you're staying at the Residence Inn Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf in Charlestown (walking distance from the USS Constitution, which is a must-visit stop).
erc great write-up! Would love me a lobstah roll right now. I have not been to the Sam Adams Brewery before, but another one to add to your list in Boston is Harpoon.
Oh how right you are jakeal, Harpoon makes a fine brew (and some nice ciders as well). We were just down the street from their brewery when we were at Legal Harborside. Now, my girth helps me handle Sam Adams tour, lunch, two happy hours (Legal and Marriott Waterside) and dinner, but I would be testing fate should I drag the Mrs. to one more beer event, so discretion was the better part of valor that day and I didn't even ask (this way I'll get to go to others ).
But I had a good run at sampling Harpoon's products at The Thirsty Moose up the road in Portsmouth NH.
I'll be the Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs) of Insiders, highlight a brewery tour and I'll visit . Thanks for thinking of me.
Wow, looks like another erc fabbie vacay, and on the cheap too. Good going and I love the water taxi! I so wish I could've executed my Boston travel plans this year, but all things in their right time apparently... perhaps this can serve as a nice preview of things to come.
We will be seeing you soon, oh yes and a little news flash for you'uns and bejacob and hopefully NathalieF, the elusive Mr. Pluto will be making one of his rare appearances this trip. Not being a big city or crowds sort of guy (travel must include sunshine, a large body of water, etc. etc. etc.), this really is nothing short of epic and just 'shows to go ya', and old dog can be taught new tricks!
Belated thanks for this information. Excellent ...or "top hole" as some of my ancestors might have said.
I'm staying in Boston next May and relish the thought of following in your culinary and brewery footsteps: to say nothing visits to the historical sites.
I am now agonizing over whether to stay at the Long Wharf, or perhaps one of the slightly less expensive alternatives..the Renaissance, for example. How difficult life can be!
Again my thanks,