One more (RV related) update.
After several weekends of commuting to Boston without the RV (we stayed at a large condo the family rented) . . . it was time to get the patient home.
Our 32' Itasca was pressed into service for comfort and convenience. The condo was close to Fenway Park and our GPS suggested I-90 . . . worked fine UNTIL we exited the highway. It was an extremely good thing that I decided to hit Boston at 4 am in case I ran into problems. After turning off River Street onto Memorial Drive (and not noticing the tiny "No Trucks" sign just after
the intersection) I saw the large height restriction barriers blocking access to the rest of Memorial Drive. My only option (left turn) headed me into a residential area with narrow streets packed on both sides with parked cars . . . again, so glad it was 4 am. It was tight and I held my breath on one turn, but we made it back to major streets. Pulled up "turn-by-turn" directions on the GPS and blocked "Memorial Drive" . . . it re-routed us towards another height restricted area!
Again, so happy it was 4 am!!! Would have been nice if there was a cop around to ask for directions??
I decided to wing it, heading in the direction we were going before the suggested turn until I came to a major crossroad that would go where I thought I needed to be. After about 8 - 10 blocks we ran into Massachusetts Ave. which took us to the Harvard Bridge over the Charles River . . . by that time, I could trust the GPS to get us the rest of the way.
Circled the block that the high rise condo was on and found 2 parking places together, right next to a "no parking" zone to make pulling out easy.
Crawled in back and tried to get a little rest for the way home. Our wake up call was traffic . . . they blow by so fast it felt like we were sleeping in the middle of the highway! Fed both meters for a few hours, packed everything (and everyone) up and made our getaway!
We did have to stop by the hospital on the way out to pick up some medication. Heavy midday traffic, but doable . . . parked in a shuttle bus drop off for a few minutes and a cop showed up. He was nice, understood that we were trying not to tie up the already crazy traffic . . . but we had to move . . . he directed me around the corner to a place where I could stay for a few minutes. Got the meds and headed out! Rest of the trip was pleasant and uneventful!
Would I do Boston again?? Sure . . . I just would do my homework better!