Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hot in Boston!

Wednesday, July 20

Really. It was hot. But what a great day! We came to realize we had too many things planned for the day, so we just did our best. (just gives us a reason to go back!) Thanks to sage advice from friends, we drove to Quincy Adams metro stop (the "T"!) and rode the subway into Boston. That makes three subways for me! Maybe I'll make it a goal to ride a new one every year...

On the drive towards Braintree. We were having a fit about people driving in the breakdown lane! Finally, we saw a sign that said it's permitted between 6-10 am, Monday thru Friday. Crazy! We still couldn't figure out what would happen if you actually were broken down in the breakdown lane!

Let's start the Freedom Trail! We considered a walking tour, but followed along in the book instead. Outside Park Street Church.

Granary Burying Ground, where Paul Revere, signers of the Declaration of Independence and Boston Massacre victims are buried. This is a random grave; that scary winged skull is on almost every tombstone in every cemetery. Eeeek.

The Old Corner Bookstore. I love the warpy glass.

The Old State House and Boston Massacre Site, right smack in the middle of skyscrapers.

The famous Quincy market, across from Faneuil Hall. Funnn!

Watching folks chillin' at Rose Kennedy Greenway, while walking the trail up Hanover Street. I love the city!

 There are so many bakeries in the North End (Little Italy), we were tempted to stop at all of them! Sam told us not to miss Mike's, though...

Thank you Sam! Jack had his traditional eclair, and I chose a strawberry and cream lobster claw. OH. MY. GOSH!

This is Jack and Brian's idea of funny. What the heck, it's mine, too!

The Old North Church. "One if by land, two if by sea", you know!!! Btw, folks, it was Robert Newman who held the lanterns, not that ole Paul.

Jack and Brian walking the trail. Jack got tired of me stopping every two feet for pictures, so he went ahead by this time.

Across the street from Copp's Hill Burying Ground. Is it just us, or is that a tiny house?!

Jack's Graceland, The Constitution! The riggings were fabulous! We had a young sailor as our guide, who was fantastic.

A cannon on deck.

The port & bow. I couldn't fit it all in! Then we boarded the water taxi and headed back to the Aquarium.

A very clever street performer at Quincy Market. We went back there and ate at the "mock" Cheers, because we were too tired to walk to the real one! Very cool!

Next up: An Irish breakfast & trendy Chatham!

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