Saturday, October 24, 2015

Road Trip Day 4 & 5 Boston, MA - Home

Tuesday was all about seeing the sights of Boston! First thing in the morning, we rode the train into downtown Boston and walked over to the meeting place for our Duck Tour. :) One of the locals had recommended this tour as a way to see a lot of Boston at once since we were only there for 1 day.






Our tour guide's name was Mallard Storm. ;)



Boston Common/Public Gardens


State House


Actual gas lamp!


Last row house left in this area of Boston.


Splash down into the Charles River!









Passing another Duck boat in the river. ;)



Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge

 


Holocaust Memorial


Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market


Old State House
(The Declaration of Independence was read from that balcony!)


Granary Burying Ground


King's Chapel


Make Way for Ducklings


 Cheers!


Boston Common/Public Gardens


Reflections of our Duck in the windows. :)


After our Duck tour, it was time for lunch. While looking around for places to eat on our phones, we found out that Boston had a Shake Shack! We had never been to a Shake Shack before, but had heard how great the food was. It didn't disappoint. Yummy!



After lunch, the second tour we wanted to do was a costumed walking tour that followed a portion of the Freedom Trail so we rode the subway down to the starting point of the tour.






Our guides. :)




John Hancock



Paul Revere


Samuel Adams





After the walking tour, Andrew and I walked up to see Paul Revere's house. You couldn't take pictures inside the house, but it was interesting to see it.




Boston doesn't have a Sprinkles Cupcakes, but it does have a Georgetown Cupcake and I was so excited to try it!


 







Our cupcakes got a little jostled on our way back to the hotel, but they were still so good!


After Georgetown Cupcake, we visited Boston Common/Public Gardens so we could see the Swan Boats (whose season had just ended the day before!) and the Make Way for Ducklings statue up close. :)


There were tons of squirrels in the park and they were not afraid of us at all!







We were so exhausted after our day in Boston. We had walked almost 10 miles by this point! But we had such a great time exploring this city. :) 

For dinner, we opted for Texas Roadhouse and Andrew was in heaven because they let him pick his steak out of the case!



The next morning, while waiting to board our flight home, we got to watch a cruise ship pulling into Boston. It was pretty neat because the water was deep enough for a cruise ship, but yet airplanes were taking off on the land right next to it!


We have now been to 34 states, 11 Rainforest Cafe locations and 1 Georgetown Cupcake location!


 

3 comments:

  1. what a great trip! love the pictures and your tour guide on the duck tour looked like an interesting fellow!

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  2. What a fun day! I can't believe you've now been to 34 states, including Hawaii and Alaska!

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  3. You guys know how to have great adventures!

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