On our final full day in New England, in spite of record-tying hot weather, we focused on Cambridge and Boston.
Cambridge is the home of Harvard (“Hahvahd”) the oldest (1636) and most prestigious college in the land. Taking note of that, we visited the home of its most prestigious professor, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow! Once again we managed to get a wonderful tour guide and our own private showing of a famous author’s house. Daily, throughout this trip, we have had excellent tour guides and super interesting tours. Since Longfellow lived only three blocks from his campus, we strolled over to Harvard to take a look around and visit the famous Coop’s Bookstore where we obtained some ice cream relief from the heat, as well as some Harvard souvenirs.
With the Red Sox in town, and being baseball fans, we could not overlook the chance to attend a game at Fenway Park, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The game was great, featuring a grand slam homer, lots of runs scored, and a capacity crowd. Our final night in New England was a happy one.
As I take my students to Logan Airport in Boston on Thursday, I am grateful for their enthusiasm, cooperation, and friendship. We have become close over the past ten days, and I am very pleased with this “Best of New England” literary tour experience. A good time was had by all.
Goodbye, and God bless you.