Not Quite Expected / by Dave Hileman

The planning. We have been working on the Boston area for several evenings. We have failed to get the reservations we planned because the area state parks close camping on Monday to Wednesday this fall "to save money." Right. So that forced us out of the Quincy area and to the northwest of Boston. That necessitated a whole new approach to get to the nine National Park sites in an efficient fashion with new plans, schedules and routes for the ferry, bus and subway systems. Also, varied hours for the places to visit, times of tours and best times to photograph and different kinds of sites complicate the whole process. Not to mention the restaurants and ice cream shops we wish to try.