Travelogue 02141.1

Ok for the rest of you that didn’t know either, Boston Commons is the Park T Station. (quit laughing you locals). Breakfast again in our hotel and then we hit the road (T) for the Freedom Trail. We skipped the first two stops and started at the Park Street Church. And next to it the Granary Burying Ground. We’d been on the trail for 2 minutes and spent the next 35 there. What a walk through history with a lot of familiar names. Three signers of the Declaration of Independence: Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Robert Treat Paine. And Paul Revere. How can you beat that.

Across the street and a bit down is Kings Chapel and the Kings Chapel Burying Ground. Again we spent a lot of wonderful time there. But I’ll skip right to the chase and tell you the highlight of the Freedom Trail for me. Paul Revere’s House.

We took our time walking through the outdoor markets. Where the prices should put Seattle’s Pike Street Market and our local farmers market to shame. We stopped at a nice espresso cafe called Caffé Paradiso in the North End. Where we had Macchiato’s. Real ones. Not the fakey Starbuck ones that they drizzle caramel sauce on to flavor, but one where the caramel flavoring is coming from the caramelly sweet shot of espresso.

This evening we celebrated Graham’s birthday, eating at a local seafood restaurant. On my list of things I wanted to try while in Boston was Lobster Roll. Yum, so sweet and good. Graham and Knitting Hubby had Mahi Mahi and Rachel had scallops. (A ton of scallops so she took half of them home)

And birthday is never done till you’ve had dessert at Toscanini (like we really needed dessert. 😉

On the ride home I spotted this tile. Anyone know where it is?

Tomorrow? Tomorrow is going to be FUN!!!


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Pam
    Oct 30, 2009 @ 20:16:16

    Glad to hear you liked Paul Revere’s house too – someday I would like to figure out how to express how wonderful it is to experience where someone from so long ago LIVED. I’m also a fan of Mt.Vernon, and for that matter, Ft. Simcoe.


  2. Jeanne
    Nov 01, 2009 @ 04:26:52

    Sounds like a great trip! We want to go to Boston after the holidays to visit my niece – I’ll have to remember to re-read your blog for ideas before we go!


  3. Dave Daniels
    Nov 01, 2009 @ 06:36:59

    You had lobster rolls? LOBSTER ROLLS?????


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