Boston Tea Party

Trip Start May 18, 2012
Trip End Jun 09, 2012

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Well Jet lag set in again and sure enough we were awake at 2am.  Tomorrow we have a early flight to Raleigh North Carolina, so Jet Lag will be welcome.

Today we headed into Downtown Boston.  As into - taken from a Boston Tourist website:

"Boston had been a thriving city long before the United States itself existed.  Founded in the 17th century, Boston has been the center of attention in New England since the colonial period. Today's Boston continues to boast some of the best attractions to be found in the Northeastern US. As the "cradle of the Revolution," Boston is full of history like no other city in America. For over 350 years, some of the world's greatest patriots, writers, thinkers, athletes and artists have called Boston their home, leaving an indelible mark on this incredible city in the process.

A trip to Boston is necessarily a trip into American history. Boston was the center of the revolutionary movement in the 1770's, and the monuments to those glorious times still stand. Faneuil Hall (1742) was a meeting place for revolutionary leaders, and it now houses dozens of shops and restaurants. The Old State House (1713) was the site of the colonial government and is open for tours. Paul Revere's house is also open for tours, and the Old North Church (1723) and its famous lanterns are still in use. The site of the Boston Massacre where five colonists died in 1770 has been preserved. The First Public School was in Boston; some of its graduates include Sam Adams and Ben Franklin. The Granary Burying Ground in the middle of town has the graves of patriots John Hancock, Paul Revere and others. Even the Boston Tea Party is commemorated in a floating ship museum, not far from the floating museum aboard the USS Constitution, America's first great warship."

Today we concentrated on the Boston Freedom Trail - 2.5 mile historical walk around Boston.  It was a lovely day in Boston, walking on the Freedom trail and around the Harbourside.  We visited the location of what will be our final Hotel and down to the waterfront. 

One of the highlights of today was the USS Constitution - the first real American Battleship, and the oldest floating Military ship (while HMS Victory is the oldest its in dry dock).

I will leave the pictures to tell the story of today.

Lots of Love
Les & Caroline
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