Journey of a Lifetime


Monday, May 24, 2010

Day 32 - Mission: A Day with Jay in Boston

This morning, we were starting out for the walk of the Freedom Trail, numb feet and all.
Boston is truly a historic place! There is so much to see and do here. I will keep this post as short and simple as possible.
The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile long trail past several historic, early American Revolutionary sites.
The Old South Meeting House - the place where Bostonians on December 16, 1773 decided what would be done with the historic "tea".
The Old State House - The seat of British Government before the Revolution & outside its doors, the site of the Boston Massacre.
Colby & Jay standing outside Faneuil Hall with Samuel Adams. It was a stage for many of the protests and debates against British Rule. Samuel Adams led much of the activity that went on here.
Random sign posted on the outside of Faneuil Hall - obviously historic, but not as old as Revolutionary.
Quincy Market - just behind Faneuil Hall - Boston's first public market, filled with lots of good stuff to eat.
The center dome - plenty of area to sit down and eat.
Oh yea, I couldn't get enough of the New England Clam Chowder.
Jay with Arnold "Red" Auerbach, former coach and general manager of Boston Celtics. Sorry, Laker fans. (Go Celtics!)
This town is full of really cool old pubs - we are here with a Redcoat guarding the entrance to one.
The Custom House clock tower - Construction completed in 1915. Formerly where the government inspected & registered goods coming into the harbor. Now a hotel.
The yummy North End. Sigh.
Paul Revere's House
the Duo with the Paul Revere statue.
The North Church - where the famous signal lanterns were displayed by Paul Revere April 18, 1775.
Itty Bitty house.
Don't worry Laker fans - he's pointing to the Boston Bruins sign. It just also happens to be the home of the Celtics too.
Another one of these bridges.
Walking down the Freedom Trail to visit Bunker Hill - The site first major Revolutionary War Battle. Also where the famous "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes" quote came from.
Colby climbed the 294 steps inside the monument to the top. What a great view of the Boston Harbor.
Then a short walk down to the USS Constitution - also know as Old Ironsides. Unfortunately, it was being renovated so we could only see part of it.
Jay took pity on my exhausted feet and we took a cab back to Quincy market.
Another famous spot in Boston at Quincy Market. (Not the real building here, but the feel of it.)
After a quick bite to eat at Quincy Market, we took the subway to the Sam Adams brewery tour.
Colby is smiling in this picture because we are about to get free beer.
After Sam Adams, we were in for a really special treat - a Red Sox game at Fenway Park and the opportunity to see batting practice from the top of the Green Monster.
The boys having fun.
Oooh! Touching the Monsta!
Willy the Green Monster - the Red Sox mascot.
Beautiful downtown Boston
Kevin Youkilis and his funky stance. Definitely a big one with the fans.
The view from our hotel room.
THANK YOU SO MUCH JAY! Our time in Boston with you was so much fun!
Tomorrow we will be on our way to Plymouth and Cape Cod.

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