Postponed due to Julian's hospitalization in February, 2007.
5 hours from DC.
1 hour from Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown if you are into history. 1 hour from Busch Gardens, 2 hours from Kings Dominion. If you like parks. Beaches with lots of eye candy. :) Great Steak and Sea Food Restaurants.
Unless Julian’s a real winter enthusiast (I’m not), late spring through early
autumn is the best time to visit us here in Boston. If I might suggest, since this might likely be the beginning of the North American part of the tour, late spring/early summer would probably work best. I think that "home base" for Julian's stay in Boston will be the city itself, rather than my place, which is in a boring northern suburb about 25 mi. (~40 km.) away. Work is about 20 mi. (~32 km.) south of Boston, so that isn't ideal, either. My company will gladly pay for hotel accomodations in Boston. Now, depending upon arrival time, I would hope that other Boston-area MailScanner users would join me for a little reception for Julian straight away. Next, some sight-seeing. Lots of choices, including the North End (central part of Colonial Boston), the Back Bay (Newbury St.), Boston Common/Public Garden. Then, perhaps, a visit to a couple of sites where MailScanner is being used. Once again, my company would be happy to be a host. I wouldn't want to mix heavy business with pleasure, but Julian might like to see some places where his baby is being used. Julian, you're welcome here for as long as you wish. Once you've had your fill, I'm sure my neighbors in Maine would be waiting for you with open arms. I invite other Boston-area MS users to add their suggestions.