After seeing our first game of the Red Sox, on our second wedding anniversary we spent the day wandering around downtown Boston, I love the architecture.
We actually did a walking tour of the Freedom Trail, which was really interesting. I cannot recommend it highly enough. It was really interesting to hear all about the Boston Massacre, the Tea Party and right before we went to DC it was perfect.
On the tour we started in the Boston Common and heard all about the state of Massachusetts (yes, I had to google how to spell that) and how it is a Commonwealth. It was interesting for us to hear about it as we are an English colony, cast off of course, but still part of the Commonwealth. We saw some very famous graves; including John Hancock, Paul Revere and Samuel Adams.
Apparently we know we have been to Boston because we now know that Faneuil Hall has a grasshopper on the top of the spire. Apparently that was the secret symbol before you could just Google anything and talk about it like you had been there.
Also, Quincy Markets was no where near as exciting as what we thought it would be. We had in our mind a lovely market place with delicious fresh produce, but it was mainly just fast food type outlets and a few trinket stores.
After that it was off to our second Red Sox game of the trip for the night.
The next day we headed to Harvard to check it out and really found it not all that interesting, but the lunch was amazing. Clam Chowder of course, including a lot of "Say Chowda!" comments. I have to say, chowder was not what I was expecting it to be. I thought there would be clam shells in it? No idea why...
We had lunch with a friend of Marcus' younger brother, who is doing his MBA at MIT. We then headed on the train back towards our hotel and got off at MIT and walked along the river. It was an absolutely beautiful day, some lovely sunshine but it was not too hot which made some perfect walking weather.
There are some absolutely beautiful houses in Boston, I loved spending time here and even after only 3 days it is one city I could see myself living in. Although during baseball season we would clearly spend most of our time at Fenway!
We had an amazing time in Boston and absolutely cannot wait to go back! We are also pretty excited that we saw Boston the year that they won the World Series!