Friday, June 10, 2016

The Freedom Trail and More

Ed and I downloaded an app for the Freedom trail and listened to the narration on our phones as we walked around Boston today. The Old North Church (behind us) was one of the many historical sites we visited along the way.

The trail is well marked, and it was fun following the red brick line throughout the city. We also took a hop on hop off bus tour, but even with that we ended up with 22,000 steps today!

We had clam chowda and lobster bisque for lunch in the Quincy market.

I faced off against the symbol of the Democratic party here in front of the Old City Hall. I couldn't get into the spirit of it, however, because I have no horse in the race this election year!

The Freedom trail ends when you cross the river to get to Bunker Hill.

Although our dogs were barking, we mustered up the strength to climb the 294 steps to the top of the obelisk.

We were rewarded with an expansive (if somewhat obstructed) view of the city!

After coming down from Bunker Hill we visited the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides). She was in drydock for renovations, but looked pretty good for being over 200 years old!

Before going back to rest up in our apartment, we stopped off in Boston Garden and rode the beautiful swan boat. It was a relaxing respite after a long day on our feet!

In the evening we mustered up the energy to go to the Prudential Tower for another view of the city. Boston Common, to the left of the Hancock Tower is a half a block from our townhouse. We love the location.

Our final treat of the day was stopping in to see and sit in a Tesla. Ed has been talking about getting in line for a Tesla 3 when it is released next year. Visiting the show room made us think that might not be a bad idea! They were beautiful!

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