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    Default Things to see/do around Marlborough, Mass?

    I'll be spending a week there in late June, and will have at least a couple of mornings free to do whatever.....

    Anyone know of some places to visit/things to do around an hours' drive from there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasobuff View Post
    Actually, it is Marlborough, Not Middleboro - can't find the delete button fo rhte thread!

    I'll be spending a week there in late June, and will have at least a couple of mornings free to do whatever.....

    Anyone know of some places to visit/things to do around an hours' drive from there?

    Contract the web team and they will change it for you. Try hitting the edit button and then the go advanced and see what you can do.


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    I am from the other half of the state, but the obvious answer is probably to go to Boston. Google maps puts it 49 minutes from you, but I would recommend driving and parking at the closest subway (T) stop to you and take the train into the city. Lots of historical stuff if you like that sort of thing, as well as many good Irish pubs, Sam Adams brewery and Quincy Market.

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    Thanks KB - I was thinking about that, but I do have to keep in mind my timetable.....

    CoT- I will be (now don't laugh!) working at the National Hosta Convention for my Mom- she will be a vendor and attending......vending is in the afternoons for hte most part, so once we are set up (Tuesday sometime) I'll have free time if I don't want to go on any garden tours.....

    I may head down to Middleboro (was thinking about that when I typed the title!)...and visit some friends, go to Ikea (love the place)!....not sure what else.....maybe see if anything is going on at NFPA...hmm.....

    Wasn't sure how close/far anyone from the BB is from there - or if there might be any FDs I could stop by for a short visit.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasobuff View Post
    Thanks KB - I was thinking about that, but I do have to keep in mind my timetable.....

    CoT- I will be (now don't laugh!) working at the National Hosta Convention for my Mom- she will be a vendor and attending......vending is in the afternoons for hte most part, so once we are set up (Tuesday sometime) I'll have free time if I don't want to go on any garden tours.....

    I may head down to Middleboro (was thinking about that when I typed the title!)...and visit some friends, go to Ikea (love the place)!....not sure what else.....maybe see if anything is going on at NFPA...hmm.....

    Wasn't sure how close/far anyone from the BB is from there - or if there might be any FDs I could stop by for a short visit.....


    You could go to Middleboro and see where they use to make Maxim Fire Trucks. They are back in limited business I have heard. They are now being made by Greenwood apparatus in North Attleboro, MA http://www.greenwoodev.com/

    If you do go to Boston, park and take the train. Don't try to drive in the city if you don't have too or never have tried it. A walking tour isn't that bad as you can see a lot that way.

    We did once and that was the last time we would do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    Wear a yankees hat and walk around.... should be fun!
    I would be ashamed to have anything like that on my head!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnee View Post
    I would be ashamed to have anything like that on my head!!
    You must have rockstar hair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    Wear a yankees hat and walk around.... should be fun!
    I think this says it all....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    Wear a yankees hat and walk around.... should be fun!
    Or an LA. Lakers jersey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasobuff View Post
    Thanks KB - I was thinking about that, but I do have to keep in mind my timetable.....

    CoT- I will be (now don't laugh!) working at the National Hosta Convention for my Mom- she will be a vendor and attending......vending is in the afternoons for hte most part, so once we are set up (Tuesday sometime) I'll have free time if I don't want to go on any garden tours.....

    I may head down to Middleboro (was thinking about that when I typed the title!)...and visit some friends, go to Ikea (love the place)!....not sure what else.....maybe see if anything is going on at NFPA...hmm.....

    Wasn't sure how close/far anyone from the BB is from there - or if there might be any FDs I could stop by for a short visit.....


    Hosta Convention? I grow them and they look nice, but didn't know they held an convention for them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Hosta Convention? I grow them and they look nice, but didn't know they held an convention for them!
    YEP!!!....guess it is a pretty big event too!... Mom has over 3000 different kinds..... and has a nursery business (grew out of her love for gardening).....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasobuff View Post
    YEP!!!....guess it is a pretty big event too!... Mom has over 3000 different kinds..... and has a nursery business (grew out of her love for gardening).....
    I don't have that many, something like 24 + , all are pretty.

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    Hey Paso...

    Why wait 'till June.

    If you hurry right over you can see Snow! There won't be much traffic to deal with...

    I was just there and cleared out before this wave hits...

    I have seen snow before and wasn't impressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaladinKnight View Post
    Hey Paso...

    Why wait 'till June.

    If you hurry right over you can see Snow! There won't be much traffic to deal with...

    I was just there and cleared out before this wave hits...

    I have seen snow before and wasn't impressed.
    Why wait? Because hopefully there will be NO SNOW! lol.....it's only a 3 hour drive from home - 2 from work, so its' practically next door!

    Oh - and we are getting out own snow today, thank you very much.....looks like anywhere from a dusting to 12 inches is due!.....plow is on the truck, it is gassed up...ready to plow!

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