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    BostonbysubwayYourdestinationisRiversideSubwayStationinNewton,MassachusettsTurnleftoutofcampground.Continue1.5milestoRoute1andturnright.Youwillbeheadingnorth.Travelforapproximately7miles,andthenbearrightontoRoute95North.Continueon95Northuntilthehighwaydivides.Thesignwillread95NPortsmouthNH,bearleftontoRoute95North.Youmaynoticethatthesignsposted on this portion of the road sometimes read 128N, but dontworry; you are heading in the rightdirection.Atexit22(GroveSt/MBTA),youwillbearrightoffexit.Therewillbeahoteltoyourleft,withthesubway station rightnextdoor. Pleasebeadvised,weexperienced constructionon95Nwhichweexpectwouldbeongoingforquitesometime.PhysicalAddress:RiversideStation,333GroveStreet,Newton,MATotalmileagefromNormandyFarmstoRiversideStationis28milesandtook40minutesat10AMonaweekdayapproximatetraveltimeonsubwayridefromRiversideStationtoParkStreetis40minutes.Totaltraveltimefromtheparkwas1hour20minutestoreachthecityAsuggestiononparking inthesubway lot,therightsideoftheparkingareatendstofillfirst,so itsagoodidea to head left. The fee to park an RV is typically twice the fee for a single parking spot. There is noattendant.Youwillseesignageadvisingyoutoeithercallordownloadaparkingapptoregisterforaspot.YoucanusePayByPhonetopurchasesingledayormultidaypasses(5or14consecutivedays).Ifyouparkatalotregularly,youmaywanttogetamonthlyparkingpass.Pleasenotethat ifyoudon'tpaybeforemidnightonthe day you park, you'll receive an invoice for unpaid parking,which includes the daily rate plus a $0.50surchargeforprocessing.PayByPhoneMobileApp

    1. DownloadthePayByPhoneapponyoursmartphone2. Registeryourlicenseplatenumberandcreditordebitcard3. ProvidethePayByPhonelocationnumberonyourlotssignage(Riversideis#4372)

    CallPayByPhone

    1. Call86623472752. ProvidethePayByPhonelocationnumberonyourlotssignage(Riversideis#4372)3. Paybycreditordebitcard

    Whenyouexityourvehicle,proceedtothe farrightcornerofthestation (youwillpass thebrickbuilding).Thereisanawningcoveredwalkwaythatleadstotheplatform.Itisherethatyouwillpurchaseyourtickets.Asyouentertheplatform,thereisaservicewindow(whereyoucangetyourticketsfromanattendant)orgotooneofthethreekiosks(seeimage)topurchaseyourticketsaswedid.YoucandepositbillsoruseacreditcardandthemachinewilldispenseaCharliecardorticket.Alargeramountcanbeloaded onto one ticket and the group can share by having one guest go thruturnstileandpassingthepassbacktonextguesttorepeat,etc.FYI: Whenachildunder11 isaccompaniedbyafullpayingadultthechildwillbefree.MondaythruSaturday,thesubwayoperates5AMtoMidnightwithtrainsevery710minutes. Operation on Sunday begins at 5:25 and runs every 10minutes tilMidnight.Formoredetailsusewww.mbta.com.

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    Aftergettingyourcardorticket,youwalkontotheplatformeitherbywalkingthroughtheturnstilesorthegatedentrance.Watchfortheincomingtrains,theywillapproachfromtheleft.Thetrainshaveagreenstripe;thatmeansyouaretravelingonthegreenline.Itdoesnotmatterwhatthetrainismarkedacrossthefront,theyareallinboundandanytrainwilltakeyouintothecity.Ifyouareindoubt,justinquirewiththeengineer.Thenjustsitbackandenjoytheride!AgoodplanistoheadfortheParkStreetstop,whichisthelocationoftheVisitorInformationCenter.Thisisonthegreenlineandinvolvesnoswitchingoftrains.Yourconductorwillannouncethestopsbeforehand,soyoullwanttobelistening.BoylstonwillbethestopbeforeParkStreet,sowhenyouhearBoylston,itsyourcuetogetready.WhenyougetoffthetrainatParkStreetyouwillbeunderground.Whenyoucomeupthestairs,youareontheBostonCommon,turndirectlybehindyouwhereyouwillseeasmallbuildingwhich istheVisitorInformationCenter,139TremontStreet.ThehoursfortheInformationCenterare8:30AMto5PMMonday through Friday and 9AM5PM on Saturdays and Sundays. Restroom facilities are available duringthesehours.At the InformationCenter there isanextensiveselectionofbrochuresand friendlyattendantswho can assist youwith tours anddirections, subway visitorpasses, trolley tickets, rental access toAudioguidesandmuchmore.Youcanalsocall888SEEBOSTONtospeakwiththeVisitorCenter.TheVisitor InformationCenter isalsothebeginningpointoftheFreedomTrail,which isdenotedbytheredpaintedlinerightatthefrontdoors.Forthosewantingtotakeadvantageofatrolleytour,BostonhasseveraloptionsincludingbutnotlimitedtoOldTownTrolley(whichwecansellticketsforatourBusiness&InfoCenter),CityViewToursandBeantownTrolley.CelebrateBostonsrichhistoryonboardthetrolleys.SitbackandenjoyafullynarratedtouraroundhistoricBostonorhoponandoffatanyofthemanystops.Withover125pointsofinterest,includingtheFreedomTrail,FaneuilHall,QuincyMarket,BostonCommon,CopleySquare,theNorthEnd,theCharlestownNavalYard&MuseumUSSConstitutionshipOldIronsidesandmuchmore!Bostonsexperiencedtrolleytourguideswillmakesureyouhaveawickedgoodtime!

    AnothergreatideaistogetaGOBOSTONCARD,whichisapassthatgivesyouVIPaccesstoover70topattractions.ItsBostonsbestvalueforshopping,diningandincludesLexingtonandConcord,aswellasNewportandtheCapeCod&Islands.Itcomesin1,2,3,5and7dayincrementsandisactivatedthe1sttimeyouuseit.TheBostonCardcanbepurchasedattheBostonCommonInformationCenter,theOldStateHouse,andmultipleotherdestinationsoronlineatwww.smartdestinations.com/ReturningtoNormandyFarms:WhenyouarereadytoheadbacktoRiversideStationyouwillwanttobesurethetrainyougetonisWestbound(itwillalsohavealetterDonthefrontorsideindicatingitreturnstotheDparkinglot,whichisRiverside).Thiswillbringyoubacktotheparkinglot.Onceinyourvehicleyouwillexitthelottotheright.Traveloverabridgeandturnleftonto95South/CantonProvidence,RI.Followsignfor95South/Providence,RI.Afterapproximately12milesfromleavingRiversideyouwillseeasignstating95South/Providence,RImile,atthispointstayright.Turnonto95South,againthesignwillreadProvidence,RI.Afterabout7milestakeexit9,Rte1Foxboro,travelfor6.7milesandatthe6thtrafficlightturnleftontoThurstonStreet,whichbecomesWestStreetwhenyoucrossthetownline.NormandyFarmsis1.5milesupontherightfromwhereyouturnedoffofRoute1.ForGPSpurposes,thephysicaladdressofNormandyFarmsis72WestStreet,Foxboro,MAOurphonenumberis8666732767x1Note:WedepartedRiversideat4:55pmandarrivedbackattheparkat5:50pm.

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    InterestingfactsabouttheMassachusettsBayTransportationAuthority(MBTA)WhilemostofusknowthatBostonisthebirthplaceofAmericanhistory,didyouknowthatitisalsothebirthplaceofAmericanmasstransportation?TheMBTAoperatestheoldestsubwayintheUnitedStatesinoperationsince1897.TheresareasontheMBTAlineshavethecolorsthattheydo:

    RedlineusedtoterminateatHarvardSquareandHarvardsofficialcoloriscrimson GreenlineconnectsBostontotheleafysuburbs,alsorunsthroughBostonsEmeraldNecklace

    (asystemofinterconnectingparkssurroundingthecity) BluelinerunsundertheBostonHarborthefirstsubwaylineinthecountrytorunundera

    largebodyofwater OrangelineusedtorunaboveWashingtonStreet,whichusedtobecalledOrangeWay

    BostonInformation&TripTipsGenteelstreets linedwithelegantbricktownhouses,acresofpublicgreensandgardens,morecollegesthanarefound inmostanystate,andachurchon justabouteverycorner:Bostonservesupslicesofhistoryandcultureateveryturn.Morethanever,Americasmothercityservesuptheboldandnewwiththeoldandtrue reflecting skyscrapersmirrorColonial steeples,andexpressways ziparoundbuildingswhosehandetchedlookrecallsthescrimshawera.FewplacesinAmericadisplaytheirhistorysolovingly.Like amultitieredwedding cake, the city of Boston consists of discrete layers. The deepest layer is thehistoricalbase,theplacewheremusketbearingrevolutionariesvowedtohangtogetherorhangseparately.The next tier, a dense spread ofBrahmin fortune and fortitude,might be labeled theHub.Over that liesBeantown,home to theRed Sox faithfuland the raucousBruins fans that crowdTDNorth; this is the citywhose ethnic loyalties Irish, Italian, Asian and African American account for its many distinctneighborhoods.Crowningthese layersarethestudentswhothrongthecitysuniversitiesandcollegeseveryfall.The best part for a visitor is that almost everything can be experienced within a day or two. This is aremarkablycompactcity,whoselabyrinthinestreetswilldelightthewalker,althoughtheycan(andoftendo!)pushourdriverstotheedge.Anhoursstrollwilltakeyoufromsites intheNorthEnd(thatsPaulReveresneighborhood) to Beacon Hill mansions. You can explore the countrys oldest public park, the BostonCommon, in themorning, shoponBostonsversionofRodeoDrive,NewburyStreet, in theafternoon,anddineonlobsterfreshoutoftheharborlaterthatnight.Inthefollowingpages,wehaveputtogetheraneasytofollowplanonthebestwayforyoutonavigateyourvisit to Boston, including sample itineraries, an explanation of the Freedom Trail, suggestions on dining,museumsandmethodsoftravel,whetherbyfoot,trolleyorontheT.Yourwelcomepacketwillfamiliarizeyouwith the layout of the city, inform you of its diverse and cultural neighborhoods and leave youwellpreparedtobecomeanexpertontheinsandoutsofBeantown!Beforewe help you plan your day, first you need to learn to properly speak the language (our very ownvernacular)soyoucaneffectivelycommunicatewiththelocals.Repeatafterme

    Kahcar,automobile pahkwhatyoudowithyourkahHeeahtheoppositeofthere ascaredafraid,frightenedBrokewhensomethingdoesntwork HaahvahdthatbigcollegeMasayitwithemphasis,itsyourMom! BeeahwhatlocalsdrinkYaahdunitofmeasure padadahbakedormashed,yum!mmm

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    SampleItineraries:If you have one day, sample some experiences unique to Boston you wont have time to do

    everything,but you can touchon several singularattractions. Follow the FreedomTrailon yourown fromBostonCommontoFaneuilHallMarketplace.Ratherhaveguidance?TheNationalParkServicerangersofferninedifferent tours (http://www.nps.gov/bost/planyourvisit/guidedtours.htm) from talksaboutFaneuilHallto learningabouttheFreedomTrailandtheUSSConstitution. Tours leavefromFaneuilHallandshouldber