Group of five went off together and enjoyed the hop off – hop on Trolley. Stops at USS constitution.
Freedom trail and monuments. Very historical perspective. Hot and muggy weather, with a welcome and lovely breeze. The sun was out all day!
Lots of green space and parks. Cemeteries.
“The Big Dig” refers to the construction of the major Highway under city. There are tall structures /towers to rid the underground of the carbon monoxide.
You can stop at world headquarters Converse shoes. You design your own … takes two hours and you come get them. Or buy Boston converse shoes with all historic landmarks on the shoe. Stop 4 of the Trolley. The guide is very helpful with live commentators, music and giving hints of interest and what to see.
They don’t pronounce letter ” r” in city of Boston. Entertaining driver native to Boston and he keeps us smiling.
He shows us the Holocaust memorial with serial numbers ……. it was so touching. Tears well up. I clutch my heart. I stop to breathe. Then a photo. Stop number 5.
We intend to go back to see Shopping at Quincy market.
Tour of graveyards would be fascinating to do sometime if I return this way.
We hear stories of the Boston commons. Within was an old Hanging tree till 1750s. It blew down. They built public gallows after.
We drive past the Cheers bar …. the driver plays the Cheers theme song. We sing along. Sweet.
We get off to check out newberry st. Shopping and beautiful buildings line both sites. We stop for a Starbucks!
Back on …
We go by Boston Fenway Park. Stop 12
The third and final driver guide we have is so great and his Enthusiastic story telling earns big tip.
New Boston. Old Boston. The contrasts, the stories and buildings. Parks built on top of land after the big dig and the highway underneath. Parking lots underground as well.
In the harbour, the white sails raised and strong wind is providing a wonderful site for our viewing pleasure as we sail away.
Good bye Boston, we did not see enough of you.