Peter is recovering from his May 10th stroke in Spaulding Hospital in Charlestown, MA. Visiting hours start at three. This week I’ve had two adventures on my way.
I took the subway to the Boston waterfront, expecting to walk from there to Charlestown. But I was disoriented and walked a mile in the wrong direction.
Back where I started, I followed the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a beautiful park that parallels the Boston waterfront. I was looking for the “Boston Harbor Walk” that goes to the Naval Yard in Charlestown where Spaulding (hospital) and the Constitution (boat) are located. The first two times I saw a sign for the walk, it led down a pier to the water and I had to retrace my steps. When I finally figured out how to go, I still had a long walk. I arrived, one wilted wife. I had walked over six miles.
The next day’s plan was less ambitious. I took the subway to the foot of Beacon Hill, my first home in Boston, and walked along Charles Street. Both it and I have changed, but the place where I bought my first car in 1965 is still there (although now a parking garage).
A shuttle to Spaulding leaves from nearby Mass General Hospital. This time I arrived in much better shape.
My next plan is to go to Spaulding early and walk around historic Charlestown until visiting hours begin.
(If I can find it.)