Originally Posted by gr8cards
Boston is a great place to visit. Park your car and take public transportation and do take the walking tour of the many historical sights. Once you're downtown you'll be within walking distance of of too many places to see in one day. Also, you might want to head over the Charles River to Cambridge and check out Harvard....food, shops, local color...unlimited experiences if you like a city experience. I have been there many times and I want to go back again and again.
If you have not traveled to the Southwest, Arizona is a very cool (but sometimes HOT) state to visit. It is one of those states that not only has a giant attraction (Grand Canyon) in the North, but as you drive south throughout the state there are just dozens of places to visit and scenery that never stops. Coming from the Mid-West, our first time in AZ was like coming to a foreign country. Of course, you'll want to stop in Flagstaff, Phoenix and on down to Tucson. Keep heading south to the wine country and rolling hills that will seem out of place after you have driven through the desert . If Arizona had an ocean, it would be the perfect place.
We're beginning to think the trip may last longer than 6 months! We live in Tucson and I am waiting for the more pleasant autumn temperatures to finally hit - it may begin today! AZ is really a state of extremes, we will miss it when we go home ( but not the extreme heat!) I was in Boston for 2 days in 1992 during the 500th celebrations of Columbus discovering America. During the Big Dig and everything was so snarled up that we didn't get to do the freedom Trail. We set sail for the UK the next day so I would love to go back.