A travel journal
to Boston by FastRabbit
Quote: Listen kids, there are some traditions that you must uphold. Here is one.
Walden Pond. At Night. In the summer. I hope that got you thinking. Now I won't suggest that you do this but it is truly amazing to drive your car at night out to Walden Pond and go for a swim with some pals. This is a magical little pond, surrounded by trees, famous for inspiring some writings and always delightfully cool on the skin. Besides it has always been a tradition, many a young one have dashed out in the middle of the night for a special little swim. I suggest going with friends, being quiet. Concord is a wealthy little town, you do not want any nightly attention.
The pond is pretty good in the day also...a little crowded but overall always pleasant and gets you thinking about the woods, writing, and concord grapes. Yes the concord grape is from Concord, MA. There are many Boston traditions, perhaps you will notice a MIT prank while you are enjoying your time as a student - or run naked through the Tufts campus in the middle of the winter. Perhaps you will even come up with your own Boston tradition. If you have a car, check out Concord. It is a fantastic place, and well...you know Waldon pond is famous, your parents will be proud.
Brooklyn, New York