East, West, MetroWest; this business of boundaries can lead to disagreement so I biked to the Old State House to see the 1763 Treaty of Paris signed by Britain, France and Spain to end the 7 Year War. The real document is amazingly on display. Screen Shot 2013-08-27 at 9.29.22 PM.jpg If Britain got all the land east of the Mississippi maybe Metrowest can is east of the Connecticut River?Screen Shot 2013-08-27 at 9.47.38 PM.jpg
To understand an agreement more favorable to us locals might be reached we biked through Boston, through Southie on E St to Old Colony, a salute to James Connolly still jumping in Joe Moakley Park, and on across the Neponset River to Hancock St to the center of Quincy. Refresh and get tickets at the visitor center then off to the home of John Adams, the author of the Paris Peace Treaty that resolved the united States boundaries. Adams returned by ship and settled here. A fascinating museum and onsite into a 54 year marriage. John knew a thing or two about long lasting treaties. He was married and by all accounts madly in love with Abigail for 54 years. He authored the Massachusetts Constitution and signed the Declaration of Independence but no where were there bike racks at the Visitor Center or the "Old House".
We pressed the outdoor chairs at the Visitor Center no bike rack.jpgold house.jpgadams carriage house.jpg and a railing behind the 1877 Carriage House into service. We too returned by ship, in this case the Quincy ferry past Long Island ferry.jpglong island bridge.jpgand off loaded past a long line of commuters.
It isn't the boundaries as much as bike stands