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Boston Part One

We woke up early and set out about 9:00 a.m. We wanted to walk everywhere to get the best of everything in Boston (looking back, that was crazy. We must have walked 6 or 7 miles throughout the day..or more). With history buff boyfriend serving as my tour guide, we headed through Boston Public Gardens and Boston Common first, enjoying the early morning sun and the beautiful fall foliage.

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We saw 3 different burying grounds (King’s Chapel, Copp’s Hill and and Granary) on our journey – which was a little creepy considering it was Halloween!

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We checked out the Old State House, the site of the Boston Massacre, and the point where the Declaration of Independence was first read to Bostonians. So much history in Boston, it’s amazing! We continued walking through Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, to the Old North Church (I sat in Paul Revere’s pew!) and down to Long Wharf where we gazed at all the sailboats.

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We continued on the Freedom Trail across the bridge and into Charlestown, where we first stopped at the Charlestown Navy Yard, where the USS Constitution was built. It’s such a huge ship!

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The Charlestown residential area was absolutely gorgeous, and we loved wandering the streets there, looking at the houses and Halloween decorations. Not too far from there was Bunker Hill.

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We continued on to Paul Revere’s house and then headed back toward Quincy Market for some grub. The first thing I ordered? A fruity cocktail of course! I hadn’t eaten all day so I was famished, and it already doesn’t take me too much alcohol to get tipsy, so there I was at 2:00 on a Friday afternoon, sitting in Cheers with glassy eyes and a liquor-filled mug bigger than my head. (Okay, maybe not, but it’s close!)

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Apparently our tour guide also had too much to drink because we got LOST on the way back to our hotel and spent an extra half hour or more walking around in circles. (Just kidding. About the tour guide’s alcohol consumption, I mean. Because we were definitely lost.) But we eventually found our way back and exhaustion set in. My old cranky knees needed a rest and we were hungry again, so we ventured out – not too far this time – to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner, and then to our favorite place, Barnes + Noble!

Stay tuned for Day Two.

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  1. […] What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? Went to Boston! Turned […]

  2. […] all happened by accident really. Remember when I went to Boston last fall for my birthday? Remember this picture (from my flickr account)? Bunker Hill […]

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