Boston, or Bawston as the locals say

Trip Start Sep 18, 2011
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Trip End Oct 31, 2011


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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

We headed through heavy rush hour traffic into Boston. We went past Fenway Park home to the Boston Red Sox baseball team.

Freedom bridge Fenway Park home of the Red Sox

Boston is home to several major universities including Harvard and MIT.

Harvard University Harvard University grounds Founder of Harvard University

Following our visit to Harvard we stopped at the Boston Public Library – the first public library in America and the Trinity Church.

The Boston public library

From then we passed Boston Common which is the largest open space in central Boston & was once where many public gatherings were held. State House on Beacon St which is a common tourist area and includes the original Cheers Bar and Grill famous from the 1980’s TV show.

The oldest church in Boston next to newest Boston State House


Next we took a harbour cruise from Rowes Wharf & saw the site of the Boston Tea Party which was the protest of taxes enforced by the British. The cruise also took us past the edge of the airport where we saw some sort of fire that smelt heavily of fuel. The cruise also took us past the USS Constitution, a famous wooden battleship.

Cruise around Boston Harbour Boston in the background English battleship with Bunker Hill behind

Once we finished on the cruise we headed to Quincy Market which is famous for being the first open market in America.

Boston City Quincy Market

There were many food stalls to choose from for lunch and a few tourist shops mainly favoured on Boston’s sporting teams – Red Sox (baseball), Celtics (Basketball) or the Bruins (Ice Hockey).

Following lunch we headed to New York.

It is interesting seeing it again since our trip last year. I never thought I would make it back there.

The skyline seems so familiar – especially from TV It will be interesting to see tomorrow in the daylight if we notice any changes. Our hotel is in Flushing Queens (where the Nanny named Fran comes from) but we are not really fussed about not staying on Manhattan.

Our hotel room near New York
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Kim on

I love the Boston accent!

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