Sunday, August 9, 2009

A Day in Boston

Whew! Well, it has been a busy summer. We spent a week in Massachusetts visiting family, and while there went into Boston for a little history. We took the train into South Station, then bought tickets for the City View Trolley tour, which is a get-on-and-off trolley that stops at numerous historic sites in Boston. You get off when you want, spend as much time as you like, then get on another trolley. It was.... okay. The last time we did the Boston history tour, about 9 years ago, we went on a walking tour of the Freedom Trail led by a National Park Ranger. It was FREE and the ranger was very knowledgeable. But it was a lot of walking. We decided to try the trolley tour this time because of my knees and Sarah's back. But I didn't think it was nearly as informative, and we still did a good bit of walking. If you go to Boston and want to really learn about the history, go with the National Park Service.

The Boston Freedom Trail is a 2 1/2 mile red brick trail that takes you to 16 historic sites, most from the American Revolution.

Bunker Hill Monument - the kids did climb the 294 steps to the top!

One non-Revolutionary era site was this WWII Destroyer docked at Constitution Wharf.

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Becky said...

Love the pictures Beth! My cousin that lives in Boston is down visiting right now and enjoying some of the great things about the South! I love going up to see her and my Aunt and Uncle although I haven't been for a long while. Your picture of Boston harbor is great and so clear. They sail on the harbor often and this is one of the clearer pictures I have seen. Love your post.

Enjoying Life Together in NC said...

Think your parents will let us visit them too? Boston looks like fun! :)