I just came back from being in Boston for five days.  My daughter underwent emergency surgery due to a ruptured appendix. I am grateful for her friends who took her to the hospital and my oldest son and daughter who hopped into their car at 1:30 in the morning, drove 4 and half hours from Jersey to arrive at 6 in morning.  My husband and arrived at her bedside two days after her surgery.  She is home and on the mend now,  thank God.  And from what I have seen, so is Boston.

Before this trip, I had only visited Boston very briefly.  This time, though not the most agreeable of circumstances, we  had a chance to explore a little part of the city (mainly around the hospital).  My daughter had a penthouse-like view from her room on the 21st floor at Massachusetts (Mass) General Hospital so we were also able to see a large portion of Boston from above.