The 2005 Reunion will
June 24-26, 2005
Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel Boston/Cambridge
400 Soldiers Field Road
This year's reunion was put together by Bill & Nancy
Berg and they are solely responsible for all aspects of the reunion.
Right off the MA. pike. Allston/Brighton exit. Probably the best and cheapest
way to the hotel from Logan Airport would be to take a taxi. It is about $25.
If you drive, there is a covered parking garage with a fee of $20 for overnight
or a daily rate of $5.
Another feature, for $10, for anyone flying American Airlines, Delta
or Song Airlines (Additional airlines coming soon! So check with the hotel
before you book your flight), is the "Baggage Airline Guest Services." Before
you leave to go home you can check your bags and receive your boarding pass
from the hotel lobby! Check in for your flight up to 12 hours in advance. NO
more airport lines and you can have more time for sightseeing because you don't
have to worry about getting to the airport early for check-in or lugging bags
around because you can go right to your gate.
This beautiful hotel is an "Atrium" style hotel that overlooks the Charles
hotel has provided a direct link from the 84th website to click
on and it will go directly to reservations
make sure you mention the 84th Engineering Battalion when making your reservations.
They will be holding 25 rooms up til 1 month prior to the 24th of June at $159+
tax per night. We ask that you send, in advance to us,
87 North Street
North Reading, MA.01864
a $20.00 per person "fee" to cover
the Continental Breakfast we will have in the "hospitality room", Saturday
morning, starting at 8:00 a.m.
The rooms are all "2 room suites." They have a large livingroom
with a sofa bed and separate bedroom with either a king-size bed or 2 oversized
twin beds. There is a restaurant in the hotel for breakfast, lunch and dinner
for anyone interested. There is also a lounge, that serves a "lighter
faire," just outside the "hospitality room." We have access to the "hospitality
room" from the time we check-in (3:00 Fri.) til the time we check-out
(12:00 Sun.). Anyone interested may purchase alcoholic beverages or anything
they'd like from the lounge and bring it into the hospitality room or
you may decide to just gather in the lounge from time to time.
The hotel also has the "famous" Scullers Jazz Club, voted #1 in Boston.
They have some very famous jazz artists play there. For any jazz
lovers that would like to, they may visit their web site to see if anyone
of interest will be playing that weekend so you can reserve your tickets in
The hotel also offers a free shuttle (reservations required), that runs
about every hour, that can drop you off or pick you up at 4 different areas
of Boston (Copley Sq., Boston Commons, N.E. Aquarium or Quincy Market).
Quincy Market/Fanueil Hall offers great shops and Durgin Park. Durgin Park
is a teriffic restaurant for anyone that wants a traditional "New
England style faire." Their menu includes corn bread, Boston Baked Beans,
Indian Pudding, Maine Lobsters, Steamers, Yankee Pot Roast and New England
Clam Chowder among many other things. There are also many other great restaurants
to choose from. We are making reservations, for
everyone that is attending the reunion, for Saturday the
25th at 6:00. So everyone that is out and about
on Saturday make sure you are at Quincy Market/Fanueil Hall before 6:00! Everyone
has mentioned how they would love to have Seafood and we suggest this is a
good place for it that will take reservations for a large group. It is a very
Other attractions are: The Olde Town Trolley is a sightseeing guided tour
with the option of getting on and off at many historical places, such as the
Constitution, Boston Common and Gardens, Beacon Hill, North End (Olde North
Church and Paul Revere's House), Olde South Church, Copley Square (great shopping).
Adults 2 day pass: $31.50, Seniors $29.70; Adult 1 day pass: $22.50, Seniors
$20.75, 12 and under ride free. Website is: http://www.trolleytours.com/
Alternately, Boston has a subway system (MBTA) or the "T" which offers a
Visitor's 1 day pass / $7.50 or 3 day pass/$18.00 or a one way single
ride is $1.25. With this pass you can get to almost anywhere in Boston of particular
interest, such as:
The Museum of Science has not only hands on exhibits, but also an Omni Theater,
Planetarium and Laser Show. The hours are 9:30-5:00. Tickets for the main exhibits
are Adults $13, Seniors $11, and Youth (3-11) $10. For more info: http://www.mos.org/
The Duck Tours are a favorite, must see, Boston activity. They are
amphibian vehicles that tour Boston by land and then, by the Museum of Science,
enter the Charles River and tour Boston by river! It takes about 90 minutes
and leaves from both the Museum of Science and the Prudential Center. It is
very popular, so you might want to consider getting tickets ahead of time.
For everything you want to know about the Boston Duck Tours check out: http://www.bostonducktours.com/
Take the "T" to Arlington Street to check out the Boston Gardens with their
famous Swanboats. From there, you can walk up Newbury Street and do some shopping
for everything from perfume to motorcycles. Check it out at: http://www.newbury-st.com/
. From Newbury
Street, there is the Prudential and Copley Place for some more great shopping.
Alternately, at Boston Garden, you can check out the "original" "Cheers" Bar
(from the TV show), where "everybody knows your name"! Walk down Charles Street
(famous in the "Make Way for Ducklings" childrens book) and walk through Beacon
Hill, a beautiful, historic, residential area in the heart of Boston. There
is a self guided walking tour and many places of interest to visit. For more
info check out: http://www.beaconhillonline.com/
For those of you that may have already done all the "tourist stuff" in Boston,
there is the North End. This is the Italian area of Boston and it is very easy
to spend a whole day there. There is a great little TruValue hardware
store that has all sorts of interesting utensils that you won't find in any
other TruValue! There are also great little bars, Salumeria (Italian grocery
stores), pastry shops and some wonderful restaurants. Paul Revere's House,
Copp's Burial Ground and the Olde North Church. Check it out: www.northendboston.com/
Another must see, is the Freedom Trail, some of which is in the North End.
There is also the famous Filene's Basement, where you might be able to get
one of their world famous bargains! Keep in mind, Massachusetts has NO
tax on clothing (just everything else)!
SO much to see, maybe you can stay longer than a couple days! The room will
be the same price no matter how many days you decide to stay.
If you do decide to stay longer another must see is a Whale Watch.
This is a narrated boat tour that takes you out to Stellwagon Bank where
you will be able to enjoy seeing Humpback, Finback and/or Minke Whales.
The Massachusetts Bay Line has a 4-hour Whale Watch departing from Rowe's Wharf,
behind the Boston Harbor Hotel. Guaranteed to see a whale or you get a free
ticket for another time. For updated pricing info and directions their
web site is: http://www.massbaylines.com/
Another Whale watch Tour that is only 3-hours long is on a Catamaran.
It goes out of Long Wharf. It also gaurantees that you see a whale or you get
a free ticket for another exiting excursion. Also, for updated pricing info
and directions check out their web site at: http://www.bostonharborcruises.com/
We hope you all have a great time at the reunion and Welcome to
Bill and Nancy