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MooTour 2006, Part I: A Brief Report

Yesterday, gnomi and I, along with a bunch of friends, went on MooTour 2006. The point of MooTour was to see and photograph every single cow statue that has come to Boston for CowParade.

In order to get into the spirit of such a silly undertaking, Nomi and I began the MooTour wearing distinctive headgear, as you can see in the photo below:


Nomi and Michael at MooTour




Although MooTour was scheduled to begin at 11 AM, we began the day with breakfast at Rubin's. We were joined by Davey (LJ: damascene) and Chip. From Rubin's we took the T downtown, and then waited for the rest of our friends to show up. The others who joined us on MooTour (besides Chip and Davey) were Joanne (LJ: dancingdeer), JB (LJ: jbsegal), Sheila (LJ: batwrangler), Betty, Bey (LJ: buxom_bey), Sarah (LJ: rhysara), Kevin (LJ: queue), Connie (LJ: theodosia), and Colin (LJ: zmook).

We started in Copley Square, mostly because I had misread the map and thought that we could see all the cows there and then head east. It turns out there were cows to the west as well, near the Hynes Convention Center, on Newbury Street, and in the Prudential Center. So after we saw all the Copley cows, we headed west to see those cows as well.

I'm sorry to say that there were too many cows for me to list them all at the moment, nor have we gotten our photos up on the web yet. But what I can tell you is that there is a certain level of joy inherent in taking photographs of bovine statuary. Also, during the MooTour, we discovered the Cow Hospital in the Prudential Center, where cows that are broken go for repair. The hospital also sells a variety of stuffed animal cows that look like some of the cow statues, so we may want to go back to get one or two of them.

As Nomi has noted, we saw 60 cows, more than half of the 117 total cows. But by the time we were wrapping up in the Boston Common, our feet were feeling beat. So we decided that we would have to continue our own personal MooTour another time. A few of our friends decided to go home as well, but some bravely journeyed on, and I'm hoping we'll hear reports of them having seen many more cows than we did.

But because Nomi and I have to go back...watch this space for an announcement of MooTour 2006, Part II!

Copyright © Michael Burstein

Comments

Very cool! Sounds like a good day, and a good group of people.
My report of our continuing journey to come later.
However, I'm not overly comfortable with my full name appearing, especially relating directly to my LJ name there. Can you get rid of that, please? I'd prefer just the lj name on this list, or first name and LJ name at most.
Done.
Looks like you guys had a fantastic time!
We ended up seeing 110 cows. We ran into two people who had also been doing the same thing all day, and they confirmed that #4 was further down Newbury street, and it appears that the Flower Cow at Faneuil Hall is missing.

Still need to get the 2 we missed, then the 4 in Cambridge, and maybe find out from the Cow Parade people where the Flower Cow is.
Do you have an address for cow #4? I'd really like to find it.
I don't have an address. I assume that you should be able to just keep walking towards Mass Ave and find it.
Ha ha ha I love that photo. You two are entirely adorable.
Thanks ever so much for organizing the tour. I had a fantastic time (though I suspect it will be many days before I stop making cow puns at every possibly opportunity). I hope to post pictures and my own recount of the adventure sometime this afternoon.
We were delighted to have you join us, and we look forward to your report!

We're sorry we couldn't complete MooTour ourselves, but I'm looking at the bright side. There were some friends who said they couldn't make it yesterday but could make the rain date. So that'll give them a chance to see the cows as well.
Sorry we couldn't join you, but looking forward to seeing the pictures!
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