Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Boston Adventures Part 3: The Freedom Trail

So one of the cool things about Boston is the Freedom Trail, which is essentially a red brick path that winds through the city taking you past most of the popular sites. It's perfect for tourists, because you can't get lost as long as you stay on the path.

One thing that is for certain is that just like a lot of the great historical cities, there sure are a lot of statues in Boston. This donkey was a favorite, because it wasn't of a war hero.

We also enjoyed seeing lots more Paul Revere sites, and hearing all about the historical inaccuracies of the "Midnight Ride of Paul Revere".

The pictures are :
1--Old North Church where the two lanterns were hung in the belfry chamber to signal the minutemen that the British were coming by sea
2--Paul Revere's home where he lived with his 16 children
3--Paul Revere's grave where he...well you know (if you look really closely you can see the remnants of my Aunt Valerie's knee, who left it there while a missionary a few years ago)

We ended the night at the Union Oyster House, the longest continually running restaurant in America ( the picture turned out too dark, so you'll have to imagine what an old Bostonian restaurant might look like with our family and 2 friends standing in front of it).

We had high hopes when we saw the high prices, but alas when we found the bug struggling for life on Cami's lettuce we got a little nervous. Then when my meal was served about 5 minutes after everyone else was finished with theirs, we were wondering how they had stayed in business so long.

The silver lining to all this and the answer to our question about the longevity of their restaurant, was that they did not charge us for Cami's or my dinners and they bought us all dessert on the house. So we got some official Boston Cream Pie, which was quite tasty and put us in a better frame of mind for tipping.

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