Trip Start Nov 09, 2012
3Trip End Nov 12, 2012
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After lunch we stopped at King's Chapel, as my historical ADD-ness compelled me to check out the small but surprisingly pretty/serene graveyard
Our next stop was the Boston Common, which is peppered with lots of military memorials and scenic walkways. After breezing by the new Massachusetts State House for a quick photo op, we hit up the Public Gardens. I am crazy about the Public Gardens, especially the Duck Pond area. It was such a idyllic scene, with the late afternoon sunshine filtering through the autumnal trees. Man, I'm waxing poetic about it even now :P
Anywho, after I pulled myself away from the duckies, we visited the Granary Burying Ground, where founding fathers, patriots, and victims of the Boston Massacre are buried. The most awkward memorial award definitely went to John Hancock--I'll let the picture speak for itself...
The rest of afternoon was dedicated to what I call "modern Boston." We strolled through the ritzy Beacon Hill neighborhood, and had a blueberry beer at the Cheers bar. In a heroic effort, I restrained myself from taking home the souvenir mug
Our last main stop of the day was the Prudential Center. Since the observation deck was closed for an event, we got dessert and cocktails in the rooftop restaurant. I had my first boston cream pie while watching the sun set over the harbor islands--what a perfect way to end the day! As one last treat, we walked by the Old South Church on the way to the T. My camera phone had run out of batteries by that point, but I included an Internet pic b/c I was drooling over the architecture--so cool! Upon Googling this Church, I also discovered that Sam Adams and Ben Franklin attended services there--nbd!!
Girls night in Allston: dinner at Tavern in the Square, drinks at Sunset Grill