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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Wed, 07/11/12 1:01 PM
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WOW! Beautiful views.
 
I'd be all over that corned beef hash.  I even love the ramekin presentation. And the lox and the fruit.
 
I love staying at Marriott Hotels.  They seem to do everything right.
 
 

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Wed, 07/11/12 1:01 PM
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At a Joerogo hotel you can find 1 of 2 things on your pillow: a mint, or a horse's head.
 
Phenomenal report so far, Pnwchef!  A train trip is something my wife and I have discussed for our "leisure years" and you're certainly not doing anything to convince me otherwise!

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Wed, 07/11/12 1:22 PM
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tcrouzer:   My first Broadway musical was at Lincoln Center, I was 21 yrs old and I was hooked for life.
 
BillyBoy: You right it was Mozzarella on the Roast Beef Sandwich, I can't put on over on a New Yorker. I saw the Banana pudding at that Bakery, I looked good, if I didn't have the cupcake tasting contest with Mollie, I would have got some.
 
Screamingchicken: I always check my pillow in the morning.
 
Mar: Your right Marriott does a good job. This hotel fit us good, it was real close to everything and easy walking to restaurants and historical sites.


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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Wed, 07/11/12 2:55 PM
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I've been to their Salt Lake City and Portland, Oregon properties and they were also walking distance to many things.  Smart organization.

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Wed, 07/11/12 3:39 PM
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Beautiful trip report!  Thank you!!

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Wed, 07/11/12 4:39 PM
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Thank you lleechef for the kind words, while I was on the train to NYC, I was PM'ing your Hubby asking why he wasn't in New Haven to buy me a beer. I could have used some Fried Clams also, ok, maybe a Clam Apizza would be more like it. Anyway, we took your advice and went to Yankee Lobster, after we dumped our luggage at the hotel. Yankee Lobster is a Fish Market/Restaurant, it's a fun place, small, busy, and sells just about everything you would want. We were ready for some fried seafood, lobster roll and some fish. I also want home made Tartar sauce, it kills me when I go out for seafood and they give you a pre packaged tartar sauce. This is what we came up with, and the food was good.

Lobster Roll, hit the spot

Fish and Chips the fish was a large flake fish nice and meaty. I don't like it when its all batter and not much fish, this was just fine.

fried clams, hit the spot ( Michael, reminded me of Jimmy's )

Washed it all down with a Crab Rootbeer

 
We went back to the hotel, it was real hot out, upper 90's and Mollie was asking where the pool is. We spent the rest of the day swimming in the pool, this was Mollie time and she loved it. Tomorrow we look into touring Boston, tonight we will enjoy the view of the Boston Harbor.
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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Wed, 07/11/12 5:15 PM
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Joe Rogo is the next Dos Equis XX Man!


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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Wed, 07/11/12 5:52 PM
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Great report and pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Wed, 07/11/12 6:10 PM
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Hey Guys, Thanks......I Think?

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Wed, 07/11/12 8:19 PM
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WOW!
 
Fantastic report Bill. It can properly be described as a dream trip. Keep it coming.
 
 What I really want to know is how you're going to handle that granddaughter of yours growing up. You'll need help to keep the boys in line while she knocks 'em dead.

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Wed, 07/11/12 8:56 PM
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Very nice report Bill!

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Wed, 07/11/12 10:31 PM
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Day two Boston, it is going to be a hot day today, we walked across the street and there is a on the corner. $92 for 3 people, two days, 9AM to 6PM, with free tickets to the Harvard Museum of Natural History, (I always wanted to go to Harvard) the Museum would have been $26 and the tour also included a for a tour of the Harbor. Hey, $92, there is no way Mollie is going to walk around Boston when its 97 degrees outside. The bus was great, we sat back, took the 2 1/2 hr narrated tour around Boston. We did the Duck splash later in the day when it was hotter, 45 minutes nice and cool in the Harbor. This was a match made in heaven, me, a breeze, shade, and nice soft padded seats. This tour was a hop on hop off, to me it was a hop on stay on. Mollie and Joyce loved the tour, we did the Mesume the next day, and toured a bit more on the bus. We went to Legal Seafood, right across the street from the Hotel, Like I said, it's 97 degrees, hotter than Hell, I'm thinking cold beer, and chilled seafood.
Ice cold Little neck clams, I ordered 1/2 a doz, I could have eaten 3 doz, what the heck am I thinking, God they were good and cold and fresh.

Joyce had the Stuffed shrimp..........when I took this picture, I had one hand on the camera, leaning over mollie almost falling off the chair, yes, its a bit blurry. I could have lied and said I took it on the train.

Mollie had a hot dog, I think its number 185 this week and counting

It was hot, did I tell you guy's how Dam hot it gets in Boston. after a few cold beers I was fine. I figured a nice Caesar salad.

Oh ya, Lobster roll, nice and cool, great idea

Legal Seafood really kicks the food out, our food was good and hot/cold and like I said, right across the street. We went back to the hotel for a evening of swimming, Mollie liked this idea and swam until she was tired.
  The next day, our last full day in Boston. Breakfast is a pleasure, the Buffet is the same everyday, good by me, I like it just the way it is.
 We got the bus at 9 AM, did a few stops, saw a few things and went over to the  Harvard Museum. We all liked the museum, nice way to spend a Sunday morning. Mollie belongs to a local rock club, they had a big display of Rocks, she was in seventh heaven. The tall ships were in dock for the 4th of July, they were a great site to see.

We got back to the hotel took a walk over to Dirgun Park in Fenuil Hall Marketplace for dinner.
Joyce had the Clam chowder and a salad.

Being Irish, I had a few beers and the Corned Beef and Cabbage. nice and lean and tender, don't say anything about the ketchup

and the Boston Baked beans..I haven't had these in yrs.

The meal also came with corn bread. It only took the waitress a 1/2 hr before she told me I was a pain in the a-s, Not bad for a Irish joint. I asked her how the Indian pudding was, she said she would bring me a sample. I asked where the ice cream was, she said don't push your luck, I like this place. The Indian pudding was good, you guys are right its needs Ice Cream with ever bite. I was full after the meal, so the sample was fine.............Two good full days in Boston, Great town, nice people.
Tomorrow is our last day, our flight is at 6:30 PM so we have a full day to tour a bit more, and the gals want to shop..........see ya in the morning... Oh Ya, I almost forgot, on our way back to the hotel, Mollie had hot dog #186.

 This is the reason why we could never eat at Louis Lunch, in New Haven, Ct. how could this kid not eat something without ketchup.
                        
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Wed, 07/11/12 11:21 PM
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What an amazing trip and report!  I'm speechless!

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Thu, 07/12/12 8:39 AM
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Being Irish, I had a few beers and the Corned Beef and Cabbage. nice and lean and tender, don't say anything about the ketchup

My wife is half Irish and she also puts ketchup on her corned beef.  Must be some sort of socio-anthro-genetic thing.

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Thu, 07/12/12 9:47 AM
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I am so glad you got over to Yankee Lobster Fish Market!!  Also glad you got to see the tall ships.  I used to go and see them every year (I lived about 10 mins. away from that area).  You made me so homesick for Boston!  

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Thu, 07/12/12 10:48 AM
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I don't know about you Bill. I find it difficult to believe that a guy from Bridgeport would let his own granddaughter put catsup on a hot dog. I mean, if you'd taken her to Jerry's would you let her put cinnamon on her apizza?

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Thu, 07/12/12 11:10 AM
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Our last day in Boston, the last day of a wonderful vacation. We got going early, had another great buffet breakfast and we were on our way walking around the city. We saw a few old cemeteries on the bus tour, we walked up to see them and get a closer look.

The early days of cemetery stones were Scull & Crossbones, in the late 1600's and 1700's they changed it to a Scull with wings. The stones in the early days were telling the people viewing their stone. " Remember me as you pass by, as you are now so was I, As I am now so you will be, Prepare for death and follow me. As time goes by we changed the stones, they stopped telling us and reminding us that we are going to die and should make our peace with God while we still have time. The Scull was replaced with a Angels head, now looking like we are all flying up to heaven.

1692 thats going back a few yrs

Paul Revere was in a Cemetery up the road, along with a few other people you may know.


Good beer

Ok, lets get off the dieing kick, back to the living, We walked to Quincy market, the food court is great.I got a slice of mushroom pizza at.


This cut Sicilian style pizza

a seafood take out display at the food court

when I was growning up these were called Stuffed and baked clams. Clams Casino are made different. Clams Casino are raw clams with a bit of seasoned bread crumbs mixed with minced onion and bell pepper  and spices topped with a small piece of bacon then broiled until the bacon is crisp. The clam is eaten in one bite, eating the whole clam along with the seasoned topping. I can only  and move on.  this what they called Calms casino..

 
Thank you all for the kindness, caring, and kind words you have shown during the posting of my familes trip report. It shows the true character of the members of this site. There are many people who helped me in many ways planning this trip. I thank you all, from the botton of my heart for you help. Roodfood members have helped me find successful food finds in the past, I look forward to your help in the future.
                                                     
 
 
 

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Thu, 07/12/12 11:45 AM
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Great report! Thanks for taking us along! It's been a long time since I've had good fresh seafood, time to remedy that!

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Thu, 07/12/12 12:53 PM
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I don't know about you Bill. I find it difficult to believe that a guy from Bridgeport would let his own granddaughter put catsup on a hot dog. I mean, if you'd taken her to Jerry's would you let her put cinnamon on her apizza?
. Michael, I am only the Captin of this ship, I don't tell the crew how to eat.
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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Thu, 07/12/12 12:59 PM
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A great report. Hurry and take another trip.

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Thu, 07/12/12 1:43 PM
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What an amazing vacation!  And this is something Mollie will remember for the rest of her life.  Thanks for the report.

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Thu, 07/12/12 1:47 PM
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Take a bow, Bill. 
 
Outstanding trip report!
 
 

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Thu, 07/12/12 1:51 PM
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Bravo, good sir!  Great food, great sights and great memories for you all.  Those Boston photos bring back a lot of memories for me.  A great town that I miss very much.  Thanks!

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Thu, 07/12/12 1:51 PM
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What a really great trip and report. The descriptions and pictures on the train and from everywhere else were terrific. Every day I have been eagerly looking forward to the next installment, but am a little sad as it has ended. I have to agree with Michael H. "Hurry and take another trip." Quite Enjoyable. Thank you very much for taking us all along!!! Stan...

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Thu, 07/12/12 1:58 PM
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I say we take up a collection and send Bill on another vacation!  
 
Great choice of transportation and restaurants, and most of all Bella Famiglia!

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Thu, 07/12/12 3:10 PM
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kland01s: Thanks for the nice comments, fresh seafood should always be in our thoughts.
Buffetbuster: Thanks for the nice comments.
Michael Hoffman: Thanks Michael, I would have liked to share a Lobster roll and a cold beer with you, maybe next time.
mar52: As always Thanks Mar
billyboy: Thanks for the Help, support and kind words.
seocom: Thanks for joining in on our trip, it was nice having you.
joerogo: Thanks for the Marriott Hotel idea, I don't know the last time you were there, they remodeled the restaurant. I tried to get to Rino's, it was just to hot to have Joyce and Mollie stand outside waiting for  a table.
 
 
 
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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Thu, 07/12/12 4:01 PM
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Joe, put me down for a contribution.

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Thu, 07/12/12 4:03 PM
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pnwchef


Michael Hoffman: Thanks Michael, I would have liked to share a Lobster roll and a cold beer with you, maybe next time. 


Absolutely! But let's make it a Connecticut lobster roll. Hot and buttered.


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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Thu, 07/12/12 4:35 PM
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Thank you so much for taking us along on this wonderful trip!

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Thu, 07/12/12 5:42 PM
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A Blue Ribbon Report ...
Superb.
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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Thu, 07/12/12 9:39 PM
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Great report. It sure sounded like fun
Thanks for taking the time to post everything.
 
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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Sat, 07/14/12 2:06 AM
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I was offline for a few days. it was wonderful to come back and read this report. Your daughter's smiles say it all. What an adventure!  Thank u 4 sharing it with us.

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Sat, 07/14/12 1:04 PM
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I just got back from Tucson, got there via Amtrack, a total horror show!
Bill, great report, pics, and choice of trains!

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Sat, 07/14/12 5:13 PM
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chewingthefat

I just got back from Tucson, got there via Amtrack, a total horror show!
Bill, great report, pics, and choice of trains!

Are you gonna do a report?
 

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Sat, 07/14/12 5:20 PM
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Yeah...  I want to hear why it was a horror show.

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Sat, 07/14/12 5:41 PM
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If you know Tom, that was his report............

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Sun, 07/15/12 11:33 AM
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chewingthefat

I just got back from Tucson, got there via Amtrack, a total horror show!
Bill, great report, pics, and choice of trains!

Are you gonna do a report?


I will, but I have no pics and I regret taking Amtrack.


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Really enjoyed your story and photos. What a lucky girl to have such a great experience with her family!!

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billy, billy, billy, your killin me dude..... this was a FANTASTIC trip..but...............................sniff....sniff.sniff........;.....( :....(  not one freaking trailer or cart.food pic.?? in new york...bean town??  LOL.. GREAAAAAAT JOB My friend you missed your calling you could been a illustrator, narrator

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Fri, 07/20/12 11:59 AM
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What a wonderful, wonderful report.........

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Re:Train From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Then NYC and Boston - Fri, 07/20/12 12:46 PM
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Fantastic report. I felt like I was there with you.

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