Saturday, June 1, 2013

Roaming the Streets of Boston

In the lovely month of March, I got the job of driving one of my best friends back to her college in Massachusetts. I dragged along Carolyn and we adventured into Boston for a day. I absolutely love this city, it's so full of history! I can't wait to visit again.
We walked the entire freedom trail this time, starting at the Bunker Hill Monument. We climbed to the tippy-top, all 294 stairs!

The views from the top.

The very beginning! The Freedom Trail winds through the city stopping at the more important historical places. Carolyn & I both agreed it was a great way to see the city.

Boston has really cool old graveyards.

Old North Church, where Paul Revere spotted the lanterns in the window.

As per the suggestion of a friend, we stopped by Mike's Pastry's. Delicious.

One of my favorite children's book.. and Robert, the duck we got :)
We are both big book people.. so we wandered into old bookstores. 
Carolyn became friends with the bookstore cat.

Oh! I rode a donkey. That was fun.

Apparently there used to be dancing skeletons on gravestones. It makes today's headstones seem so boring.

The Freedom Trail ends at the Boston Commons, where we went on a hunt to find the duck statues, modeled after Robert McCloskey's Make Way for Ducklings.

We explored the Boston Public Library, an amazing and huge older building.
..and that was about it. We also did some shopping on Newbury Street and some more wandering around. We had lots of fun, and the only thing we paid for was our food and a few postcards. Whoever said travel has to be expensive is silly. March was also a great time to go, because there was hardly any people, even though it was a bit chillier. (40°'s). So yeah, that's Boston in a nutshell. It was great. :)

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