As you all know from this post Husband left Sunday morning for one of my all time favorite cities, leaving me behind. BOO. So I thought I’d take a little trip down memory lane of our first trip to Boston in October of 2009.
Husband had gone to Boston for a 5 week long training/conference trip, and we had initially decided that I wouldn’t go since I had school and we were in the middle of planning our wedding. Within the first 48 hours the Mister called me and told me that I had to book my ticket and fly out. So the last week of October, in the midst of a snowstorm in CO I flew out to Boston.
Boston is beautiful, especially in its fall colors. I spent a total of five days in the beautiful city and we got a great deal done.
We stayed in the Residence Inn right on the harbor on the North End. You can see Bunker Hill in the background. The movie Day and Knight was shooting in Boston at the time, and there was a yacht in the harbor with some of the crew staying on it.
We fallowed the Freedom trail (the red line) all across the city of Boston, and visited many of the historical sites around town. I love history, and I love visiting the sites where things had happened. We were lucky to meet our friends Peter and Olena on this trip. Peter is USAF retired and a major history buff, so everywhere we went we had a personal guide to tell us all about what had taken place at the site.
We got to eat at the Union Oyster House:
The Union Oyster House is the oldest restaurant in Boston and the oldest restaurant in continuous service in the U.S. — the doors have always been open to diners since 1826
We visited the Old State House
We visited the Charlestown Navy Yard, the home of the USS Constitution
Old Ironside is the world’s oldest floating commissioned naval vessel and was lunched in 1797. She is most famous for her actions during the War of 1812, when she captured numerous British merchant ships and defeated five British warships.
We were so close to the Navy Yard that we could see the Constitution from our window.
We took a trip to the Boston Commons.
And had a wonderful lunch at a small sushi den
We visited Bunker Hill, the Old North Church and Paul Revere’s House.
We also got a chance to see the Boston Market on a weekday
The highlight of our trip, however, was the fact that we got to spend October 31st in Salem, MA.
Boston is a walking city, so make sure you have your walking shoes with you.
It is one of our most favorite cities in the world. It’s absolutely beautiful and so full of history, great food and wonders.
I wish I was there now.
What is your favorite city? Have you been to Boston? What do you think?