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I showed you the food that I ate in Boston, but I did a little more than eat. The whole reason I was there was for a conference, but I was able to squeeze in a bit of history, some shopping, and A LOT of walking around. To those of you that live in walking cities, I’m jealous. That’s a feature that I’ve never experienced anywhere I’ve lived.
Here are some of the pictures from my trip. It’s an overload!
Many of the pictures came from my Freedom Trail Run. Here is the route that we took! If you haven’t done it and live in Boston or are going, you absolutely must. It was so enjoyable!
This is one of the oldest graveyards in America, and it’s next to the most haunted hotel in Boston. Some of the oldest examples of engraving are seen on the tombstones here.
This is the meeting house where everyone gathered before the Boston Tea Party. My favorite part of this building is that a few years ago some developers wanted to build a high rise building there, but because of the importance of this building and not wanting to demo it, they were going to put this building ON TOP OF the high rise. How strange would that have been?
So, a hermit that stayed behind from a previous expedition showed Boston’s first settlers where to get fresh water. This is the site of the spring that provided Boston with fresh water for many years.
I, of course, had to include Paul Revere’s house. He actually lived here, and while that was exciting, what was even funnier was seeing the place where Sarah Palin explained who Paul Revere was when she visited Boston.
Not historic, but pretty crazy. This is a house! It’s the skinniest house in Boston at 10′ wide! Can you imagine living in there? I think I would have to stretch every time I walked out.
View of Boston from Charlestown. The tour was cool, because I got to run over the bridge that they blocked off in the movie ‘The Town’ when they were trying to catch the bank robbers. And no, I didn’t see any bank robberies taking place while I was there.
USS Constitution, ‘Old Ironsides’, is the world’s oldest commissioned warship still afloat.
At the end of the run, we took a fairy back to Boston. I couldn’t complain about the nice ride, the wonderful view, and the view of the Monday night sailing club that we passed. Oh Boston, why do you always look like a Ralph Lauren photoshoot?
For lunch one day, I ate at Grendel’s Den. It was a cute little place in Cambridge that Tina recommended to any Boston goers. Do you notice a trend in what I focused on while there?
My conference was at Harvard. I tend to get a very “I must look like a local” mindset when I go somewhere, so I didn’t take many pictures of the campus. I do this everywhere I go, and I always hate it when I get back. Do you ever get that mindset and keep your camera in your purse and regret it later?
This is the building that I felt like I moved into. It was pretty, but it looked like any other building on the inside.
Oh, ya know. Just some random insanely gorgeous chapel on the campus that I have no idea what it was. I’m sure this happens all the time on this campus. I walked past the library and almost fell over it was so pretty (another camera-shy moment)…
I love Boston. The history, the culture, the T (I’m obsessed with good public transportation), the people, the food, the schools, the shopping. It’s amazing. Have you been? Did you love it?
What’s your favorite city you’ve ever visited in America?