The New England Aquarium can wait until another day .
Instead , you’re going to another neighborhood of Boston , one some of you know very well because that’s where two of you lived after you left Boston University .
It’s the neighborhood of Dorchester , and you all are visiting the section known as Columbia Point .
This area just isn’t known for being the home of University of Massachusetts – Boston , but for a couple of other things .
First , the style of houses , which looked as though some architect got together with their colleagues and said , ” Let’s save some space and put two more houses on top of one another . ”
Their colleagues replied , ” Cool ! Wicked brilliant idea . This will only work in the neighborhoods of Dorchester and South Boston , though . ”
Don’t be surprised if you happen to be visiting the Dorchester neighborhood and you see what looks like three houses on top of another .
In Boston , they’re known as ” triple Deckers . ”
This area also has
the Edward M Kennedy Institute .
Visitors can pretend they’re members of the United States Senate if they visit here .
One of the exhibits is a replica of Senator Kennedy’ s office in Washington DC .
There’s also a replica of the Senate chambers wherever you can pretend to be a senator for a day .
You all aren’t going to visit this museum today , though .
Instead , you’re going to visit the museum that’s a few feet away .
It’s the President John F Kennedy Library and Museum .
As none of you were born when he was president , this wasn’t a hard decision to make this a stop on your 30 Plus Teams Tour of Boston .
You all get off the Red Line station at the JFK / UMASS station and wait for the number 2 Shuttle Bus , which not only goes to museum but to the Institute as well .
You all are going to spend the day here .
You didn’t get to see the JFK exhibit in Washington DC , but this is the next best thing , seeing the president’s museum and library in his home town .
One of your girlfriends notices a picture of the Kennedy Family with their dogs .
The strange thing about this is that even though they had a lot of dogs , President Kennedy was allergic to them .
You all move onto the next exhibit on the presidential election between Kennedy and Richard Nixon .
All of you find the coverage interesting .
Very different from today’s coverage of a presidential election and debate .
You take the coverage we have now for granted .
There was no social media back then covering everybody’s move .
Before 1960, there weren’t any televised debates .
This was the first one .
We’ve come a long way .
Or so we like to think .
An hour or so later , your tour of the JFK Library and Museum is over and you all head over to the gift shop for some Kennedy memorabilia to bring back home .
Once you get outside to get the shuttle bus back to the train station , you can see the skyline of Boston from Columbia Point .
Even on a cloudy day , what a beautiful sight the skyline is .