On this visit I would be visiting for the annual conference of the National Council for the Social Studies. It was a work trip obviously, and I spent much of my time attending sessions trying to get some ideas about ways I could improve the lessons that I teach in the local schools. My hotel room was about 1.5 miles from the Convention Center and my walk took me right through beautiful Boston Common and the Public Garden. There's lots to look at as you stroll through these two connected parks. There is public art,
To end the conference I got to hear Ken Burns speak,
I managed to walk the Freedom Trail a few times (once at night and once during the day.) And finally, despite my final day in town being a rainy one, I still managed to make the walk out to the Fens to check out the statues that have been installed outside Fenway Park since I saw that game back in September of 2000.