|Everyone aboard for the Boston Tea Party!
We enjoyed seeing Carla again and were glad she remembered us from last November in Hong Kong. It's been great to meet up with so many friends we had met along our travels. Carla was living in the Italian District of Boston which was alive with sports fans watching the World Cup Games...you can imagine the jubulation when Italia won this year!!! As well as being hot and humid, we actually felt the Italian fever as the glow of the red and green neon sign shone through our window at night...special! :-) We are grateful to Carla who made us feel right at home!
After a good sleep, we were off to follow the red brick road - literally! The Freedom Trail is a red brick trail outlining for tourists a self-guided tour of the main historic sights to see in Boston. It's great! A city where you can't get lost and you don't even need a map!!! We stopped at the Old North Church to hear about how Paul Revere (the church warden) snuck into the church one night, despite a night curfew and guards patrolling the city, to warn the Americans of a British invasion. As history/the poem goes, he took the lantern up to the steeple which was the highest point in the city, where the Americans could see it clearly from the other side of the city. They were able to prepare for the British's naval invasion and avoid being conquered.
We strolled through the cemetery after an afternoon shower and then onto the naval base which had the USS Constitution on show.
The next day, we toured the Quincy Market and all the historic buildings of downtown. But no day in Boston is complete without a stop off in CHEERS! Did you guess it from the hint we gave you below??? Confusingly enough, this isn't the place where CHEERS was actually filmed...but...the place where it was filmed looks nothing like the TV set as we remember it! This one does! Figure that out! Alas, none of the characters we knew were there so we called it a night.
From Photo #40 onwards, well it's just cows...lots of them! All over the city of Boston, we found these colourful creatures complete with creative names! We could only remember a few of them, but you can have some fun guessing at the rest!
PS Do you remember the TV show that was "filmed before a live studio audience" in Boston...well, we were there - but Norm wasn't.