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October 28, 2011

Road Trip Day 3: Boston, Massachusetts


Boston was another whirlwind day for us -- we arrived around lunchtime, and we were determined to see everything there was to see -- quickly -- in one afternoon. My friend Jon used to live in Boston, and he recommended a hop-on-hop-off trolley tour so we could see the major landmarks in Boston, learn some of the city's history and hop off the tour bus when we wanted to snap a few pictures. It was a great way to see Boston-- so many of the streets are old, twisty and confusing to drive if you're not a native.

James and I had one request for the trolley tour -- that our guide have a Boston accent (I die over Boston accents. Instant hotness, if you ask me). After hopping off and on the tour bus a couple of times, we finally got a fantastic -- and funny -- local tour guide, "Shiner." He had an uncanny resemblance to Ben Affleck, and I lived for the times he would say "cah" or "pahk" or any other word with an "r" that he skipped over with an "h." Swooon.

It was another beautiful afternoon, and we saw rows and rows of gorgeous Boston brownstones, Paul Revere's home and Christ Church, the major universities, Fenway Park, the original Cheers bar and even where JFK proposed to Jackie -- Billy Martin's Tavern in 1953. The Charles River was a pretty blue, and I wish we could've walked the bridge to take a few more pictures of the water. Boston is a lovely city, and we had a great time while we were there. We said goodbye around dinnertime and headed 25 miles north...to Salem and The Salem Inn, where we would spend the next couple of days. I'll be posting some photos of our trip to Salem next week!

I hope you all are having a lovely Friday afternoon...enjoy the weekend! xo

4 comments:

  1. Your trip to Boston makes me want to go back up there...after the winter, since it already snowed there last night.

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  2. I'm just stopping by new blogs today and thought id say hello. We should be receiving some snow today in the Lancaster Pennsylvania area which will be the first time since 1972 that it has snowed this early in fall. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon Pennsylvania.

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  3. your jacket is beautiful!

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  4. Love your jacket! I would love to take a tour of Boston with a Ben Affleck look-alike!!

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