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... very tired now realising it was
24hrs since we boarded our train in Gosford. We were hungry, tired and
aching from not being able to move around. The guy next to me (I wish I caught
his name) was a proud Bostonian who frequently travels up around the areas we
will be hitting in the coming week.
He gave us some great insight into
areas to really make sure we don't miss and general ...
... so we walked to China Town via a paddle in the Frog Pond on Boston Common and had a fantastic Chinese meal at China Pearl. We stuck to our strategy of only ordering two dishes between three of us, which worked perfectly.
After over 8 miles walking Cameron fell asleep in the restaurant and Eric had to carry him all the way back to the hotel!
Wednesday we tackled the T system (tube) and headed out to Harvard Square to see ...
... for modern/contemporary art. I suppose it all justifies the rather
steep $25 admission fee, a contrast with several major art museums I’ve visited
which always have free admission to their permanent collections.
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts is somewhat like a smaller
scale Metropolitan Museum of Art in New ...
... especially when we were carrying an umbrella in case we had had a repeat of last night's weather too.
Despite this, we managed to drag ourselves around the city, along the red-brick road, following the Freedom Trail. It took us past several churches and a few graveyards where people like Samuel Adams, John Hancock (both very important in the Revolution) and Benjamin Franklin's parents are buried. Also along the way, we saw the Old State House, home of the ...
... petting the stingrays!
Rachel - I liked watching the fur seals playing with each other. I liked the blue penguins and the pink octopus!
Sadie - I liked seeing the harbor and fur seals. I also liked the behind the scenes tour. I had a great day!
Lizzy - My favorite was the behind the scenes tour because I got to hold a starfish. Also, I liked having one on one time with my mom ...