After spending several days in Southern New England, I have returned back to Northern Virginia. It was a whirlwind but productive trip. I had never been to New England before last Monday, so I expected a lot of surprises going into the trip. I thought, would I be tormented by the resident leftists there or would I be able to blend in?
Over the course of three days, I visited three states (MA, CT, and RI) and six universities (Harvard University, Boston College, Boston University, Yale, Brown University, and Providence College).
My trip started off well with this incredible and touching sight at the Jet Blue terminal in Reagan National Airport. The yearly honor flight for U.S. veterans made its return to Washington, D.C. God bless our armed forces!
My first stop was Boston, the capital of Massachusetts. When I first landed in Boston Logan Airport, I was immediately drawn to the city. It was surrounded by an expansive bay, high-rise buildings, and clear skies – it was a beautiful Fall day in Boston. I really enjoyed the city and how captivating it was. The North End was one of my favorite places to visit.
I enjoyed walking the cobblestone streets of Boston’s North End, and seeing sites like the Paul Revere statue and historic Freedom Trail.
Despite the Northeast’s reputation for being a leftist hotbed, there was some semblance of sanity in Boston’s North End.
If you weren’t aware already, Massachusetts is also known for its resident “1/32nd Cherokee” Harvard Law professor, Elizabeth ‘Fauxcahontas” Warren. Fear not – she didn’t affect my trip.
No crazy leftist would ruin my time in Bean Town, but it’s interesting to see where these people hail from.
There’s so much history attached to this building and Boston as a whole. I really found Faneuil Hall to be impressive.
My time in Boston culminated with visits to Harvard University and Boston College to meet with students. Both schools were architecturally impressive and wonderful to marvel at.
After Boston, I traveled to New Haven, CT to visit pro-lifers at Yale University. If you’re familiar with Yale University and conservatism, then you’d know that William F. Buckley, the intellectual godfather of the Conservative Movement, went there and wrote his famous treatise – God and Men at Yale – about leftist bias there.
I spent my third and final day in Rhode Island, the smallest state in the Union with – ironically – the longest official state name.
Providence, RI was unique. It was definitely too hipster for my taste, but a place one can learn to appreciate. Its scenery and old buildings were charming. It’s a shame that this state, like its neighbors, abandoned their roots and embraced leftist ideas…That aside, it was refreshing to meet conservative students from Brown University and Providence College. (And, if I recall, East Ave. Bar in the heart of Providence serves the best cider. Highly suggest you go there!)
Southern New England certainly exceeded my expectations. I may have even liked visiting Boston more than NYC – who knows? All I can say is that New England is worth visiting. And in my case, from what I gathered, more promising than I thought on the youth activism front.
Next stop: Northern New England, including New Hampshire and Vermont!