As we were heading to Boston for purpose of attending a concert, we decided to add a few extra days for exploring the city. Although our time was too brief to really get a complete feel for it, we did manage to explore many of the sites that make Boston so appealing. From the rich history, architecture, and unique neighborhoods. I'm sure even another few extra days still wouldn't have given enough time to cover everything.
Following along The Freedom Trail, a red brick path guiding you through the city, this is an easy way to catch glimpse of all the historical landmarks without too much effort. Its a few miles, but worth sticking with till the end. Starting at The Boston Common and continuing on stopping at the Massachusetts State House, Granary Burial Ground (graves of Adams, Hancock, and Paul Revere), first public school, Benjamin Franklin Statue, Old South Meeting House, Boston Massacre site, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Paul Revere House, Old North Church, and ending at Bunker Hill Monument. Winding around, but always looking down to ensure we are still following the path... except for one small detour, which was an absolute must. Cheers! The bar and set for the 80's TV show where "everybody knows your name". A little nostalgic.
As a kid I was always asked in school what I wanted to be when I grew up. Frankly, I had no idea. None. I knew I liked to draw, loved poetry, and was into the arts... but what does that make out to in a career back in the 80's? Nothing. So, I put down a fake career goal. A professional baseball player. Had I ever played? No. Had I ever been to a game? No. Did I know anything about the game? No. But who cares. That's what all my assignments were now on from 3rd till 6th grade... baseball and how I was going to be the first female professional player. My teachers weren't too pleased with my new founded career path, but I stood my ground. Why couldn't I be one? And who says girls can't play professionally?
We bought tickets for the Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park that evening. My very first game... 30 years after I started putting that as my career path. I never did pick up playing and learned nothing of the game. But none the less, I really enjoyed tonights game. I knew there were innings, but as people cheered and boo'd I couldn't tell you why. hahaha
After a day covering sites and landmarks not covered by the freedom trail, such as the location of the Tea Party where they dumped the tea into the sea. We headed back to our hotel to get ready for the whole purpose of our trip. Radiohead was playing at TD Gardens. Third time seeing them in the past three years. Each time being memorable, different, and an amazing show. I get chills each time. Always a surreal experience.
The great departure back to home. Leaving Boston and heading back to our regular scheduled lives. Knowing we barely uncovered this city. I do feel we will be back someday.