Day 4 - Boston

Trip Start Aug 26, 2010
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Trip End Sep 07, 2010


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Sunday, August 29, 2010

This is our last full day in Boston.  We found out last night that the complimentary shuttle bus that the hotel provides wont be running today.  So we decided to start walking to the nearest bus stop.  When we got there we said lets just walk.  So we ended up walking about 2 miles into the heart of Boston.  It was a great day and we took a lot of pictures along the way.  Once we got to Boston Commons we were a bit hungry.  We went into a little tavern called Intermission, in the theater district, where we both had fish & chips.  The food was really good.
    Once we were full we headed back up to Boston Common (one block up) and signed up for the "Ye Olde Boston Tour", a walking tour of the Freedom Trail and Downtown Boston.  The tour didn't start for about 45 min. so we walked along Beacon street up to Cheers.  This, was of course, made famous by the 80's TV show by the same name.  We didn't go into the bar but took a few pictures outside.  We visited the gift shop, picked up a trinket or two, and headed to the meeting place for the walking tour.
    The walking tour started in the Boston Commons and headed down the freedom trail to the first stop, Park Street Church.  This is where the gun powder was stored in the war of 1812.  Next to the Park Street Church is the Granary Burying Ground which is the final resting place for Samuel Adams, John (Herbie) Hancock, Paul Revere, and Mary Goose (believed to be Mother Goose).  From there we went to Old City Hall, Old Corner Bookstore, Old South Meeting House, Old State House, (are you seeing the pattern here) and Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market.  I could write a tone about each of these places, but I suggest you check out Freedom Trail in Wikipedia to see more about each location.  The guides were great and I recommend this tour to anyone visiting Boston.
    We walked around Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market for a bit and headed back to Boston Common.  There we picked up the bus and rode that back to a stop 3 blocks from our hotel.  We needed a break and time to recoup before our nighttime tour, Ghosts & Gravestones Fright-seeing Tour.
    We left the hotel and boarded the bus.  We went back into the Quincy Market for a little dinner before the tour.  Unfortunately, most of the food places were closed and we ate at Missy K's, a bar that had a decent menu.  We made our way to the Ghosts & Gravestones tour ready to capture some ghosts on film.  The tour was great and the guide, Anthraxicon, was a great story teller.  We heard many stories of hunting's in the Boston area and got to go into 2 cemeteries, at night!  This was another great tour and we still need to review all of our pictures to see what we captured.  I had my video camera and the guide had a little fun with that.  You'll have to watch the video after I get back to see what he did.
    The tour ended at 10:30PM and we headed back to the room for the night.  It was a busy day!
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