Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Boston Day Three- April 8

On day three, we took a trolley tour of the city. It allowed you to jump off at whichever site you wanted to. We jumped off to take our free Harbor cruise first.
The building which marks the spot of the Boston Tea Party! :)
The skyline- notice the guy sleeping? We got a free cruise, but most people had to pay for it. Why in the world would you pay for a cruise, (lasting like 45 min), and sleep the whole time? lol
The USS Constitution with Bunker Hill in the background. (I have pics below of us in them).
Pretty tree, cobble stone street, and pretty houses, all near Paul Revere's house.
Paul Revere's house. If there were a theme of this trip, it would be OLDEST. EVERYTHING in Boston is the OLDEST. Our hotel was the oldest, they have the oldest subway system, Fenway is the oldest, USS Constitution is the oldest, Paul Revere's house is the oldest, in a few pics you will see the oldest firehouse, etc etc etc. Oh, and when it says oldest, it is the oldest in the country- not just like the city or state. Pretty cool!
More pretty trees!
A statue of Paul Revere with the Old North Church in the back ground.

In the steeple, 2 lanterns were hung to tell the colonists across the harbor that the British were coming by sea. And, Paul Revere had his, "midnight ride."
Mr. Incredible inside the USS Constitution. I was not a fan of these steps. Very steep.
In the lower decks, the ceiling was only 5'5"! Everyone had to duck!!!

Day 2 was a warm 80 degrees, and day 3 was not as warm, but still nice and beautiful. That was until we came out of the USS Constitution. It became overcast and very cold, very quickly!
Bunker Hill Monument, the site of a HUGE blonde moment....
See these stairs? There were almost 300 of them. In my blonde brain, I guess I thought it wasn't that bad, so instead of pacing my breathing and stride, I started this at a run. Yeah, half way through this I was dying! My calves were still sore yesterday! 2 days after this, I could barely walk!! Very humbling! lol
The view from the top.
The oldest firehouse :)
Trinity Church reflected in Hancock Tower. They is about a 100 year age difference between the two. As our tour guide said, "the old is reflected in the new." It is a theme in Boston. :)
This was a "just to say we did it," detour in the walk. :)
In the Public Garden. There is a book called, "Make way for ducklings." The city of Boston loved it so much that they made this statue.
Statue of George Washington. Notice my sweater? I was FREEZING! I had perfectly good warm clothes back at the hotel, but we were burning daylight, so I bought this sweatshirt. I loved the colors of it. :)
A pretty bridge in the Boston Common. :)

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