Tuesday, September 13, 2011
This is our second full day in Boston. Our hotel is A few short blocks from Faneuil Hall (rhymes with Daniel), which is a market place/shopping area. It is definitely designed for tourists Lots of sidewalk caves, kiosks, street performers and food! I spent the first day on my own shopping and wandering around. Today I went with a purpose, to sightsee the area. I bought a ticket on the Old Town Trolly and rode it for about two hours. Then I hopped on a cruiser and took an hour tour of the harbor area. The Trolly driver happened to mention the Holocaust Memorial, so after I got off the boat, I walked to that area. it was very moving and the designers tied it in with historic Boston very well (The desire for human rights and dignity). It may be the area I remember most from the trip. I also wandered into the Oldest tavern in the country (Bell in Hand) and peeked inside the oldest restaurant, The Union Oyster House. After a quick lunch at McDonalds ( I know. . . ), I stopped and watched two talented street performers perform some amazing stunts. The atmosphere in this area is amazing and so much fun! Exhausted, I made my way back to the hotel to rest until five,when Randy finishes his class. I will keep posting, and add photos when I get home.