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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tuesday Travels – Beantown

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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We got to eat at the Union Oyster House

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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

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We visited the Charlestown Navy Yard, the home of the USS Constitution

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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.

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And had a wonderful lunch at a small sushi den

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We visited Bunker Hill, the Old North Church and Paul Revere’s House.

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We also got a chance to see the Boston Market on a weekday

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The highlight of our trip, however, was the fact that we got to spend October 31st in Salem, MA.

It was an adventure of its own, and calls for it’s own post, so keep your eyes out as the next Tuesday Travels. Possibly sooner. 054

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?

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8 comments:

  1. Boston looks beautiful, but wow! what a lobster!!!!!!
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  2. Beautiful pictures; love them. Seems like you enjoyed a lot in Boston.;)

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  3. I have wanted to go to Boston forever! So jealous!!! I will make it there sometime soon. Great pictures, you and the hubs are too cute!!

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  4. Oh my gosh I love Boston!! I want to go back there so badly! And that lobster - yummmm!!!!

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  5. This is AWESOME! Thanks for all the info! I'm tied for favorite cities between St Pete Beach, FL (so kitchy, so relaxing, such good food!) and Lousiville, KY (Churchill Down, Louisville Slugger Museum- loved it!)

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  6. I wish you were here right now too! Then I could show you some of my favorite parts of Boston (that mostly have to do with food! haha)

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  7. I love all of your Boston photos! I especially love the North End, we took my sister, who is in town visiting, there yesterday. I also really like the cobble stone streets in Beacon Hill. I'm not one for living in a city but if we could afford a place on Beacon Hill, I'd totally give it a shot!
    Wish you could have been here with your Hubby.

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