Bunker Hill and John Adam's Home, Quincy

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The Constitution Inn

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!"
             -attributed to Colonel William Prescott, Battle of Bunker Hill






After breakfast we had another talk by Charlie---"The War Begins."  Did I mention that Charlie literally "wrote the book on the Freedom Trail"?  Or at least one of the books. A bit later we walked up Breed's Hill to the Bunker Hill Monument and Museum, where we browsed a while and took photos. Rather strange that the Battle of Bunker Hill took place at Breed's Hill.






























Some free time followed and John and I took off looking for the Warren Tavern which we found but interestingly it was closed for the filming of a movie: "The Prince of Thieves" with Ben Affleck. We hung around for a few minutes but didn't see Ben!

We started up the street and discovered Figgs, a Todd English restaurant. John knew of him from the Food Network so we had lunch there. We shared a pizza but it didn't measure up to Brick and Fire, one of our favorites back home.

The afternoon was free so after some delay (too much as it turned out) we started out to catch the Red Line to Quincy Center to visit the John Adam's historical sites. By the time we reached where we needed to be it was too late to catch the full tour. Disappointing! We had to settle for a tour of the Old House.  It was interesting because 4 generations of Adamses had lived there. (They must not have allowed photos because I haven't found any in our huge collection.)

After getting back to Beantown on the Red Line, so proud we managed our first solo trip on the T, we walked to Ye Olde Union Oyster House, "America's Oldest Restaurant, est.1826."  We had some excellent seafood but it was pricey. We figured Julie's Waterfront back in Orlando was pretty much as good---and cheaper!

We had to rush to make the 7:30 ferry again! Back at the hotel, we were both exhausted!
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