Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A New Staht in Boston – Paht One

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous end to the year and the first few days of 2012 have been great. Boston was a success! I quickly grew fond of that city by the water and even more fond of the fun accents that were heard {hence the title} :)


After our early morning flights, we started the day off with a little bite to eat per the recommendation of our friend, the bellhop. We headed over to Max’s Deli for a low-key, cheap, and delicious breakfast.


Next up was the Freedom Trail where we did most of our exploring of Boston :)


The Freedom Trail is a self-guided tour of many of the historical sites throughout the city. We followed the red line most of the way {but, let’s be honest – it was cold and our feet ended up getting tired} Here’s some of what we saw along the way:

Okay, so Urban Outfitters wasn’t exactly ON the Freedom Trail but this was one of the largest stores I’ve probably seen. It just kept going and going…


Among the many historical sites, we stumbled upon this nice surprise below; the Memorial Garden. These dog tags were hung in remembrance of all the men and women of this country who have and do fight for our freedom.


Christ Church - 1723
I want the yellow house on the right. So pretty!

Another surprise along the Freedom Trail was a very old cemetery. It was eerie and fascinating all at the same time. The gravestones dated back to the 1700’s…


It just made me think about life and what that city and this world must have been like when they were here.


It took no time to realize how friendly everyone in Boston was. They were pretty quick-witted and to the point but very, very willing to help.

Example number one:
As I was trying to get a picture of this truck, I noticed one of the firefighters leaning out the window and pointing. So, I waved back. Naturally, right? Well, come to find out, he was telling me, “You dropped your glove.” Sure enough, I had. What a guy!


I also found Rajon Rondo after all…


Here’s a glimpse at the Boston Subway. $2.00 could get us pretty much anywhere. Take that, DC Metro!


And that’s just half of the pictures!

We stayed at the Hilton in Boston’s Financial District. It was close enough to walk to a lot of the main parts we ended up going to but was still in a nice, quiet little part of town.

Sure, the weather was chilly compared to how mild it had been in DC lately, but with a scarf and some gloves, it was certainly bearable. I can’t even tell you how much WALKING we did. Miles and miles a day, I tell you!

Stay tuned for the rest of the Boston adventure later this week, including my review on Clam Chowdah and my NYE outfit!


Alexandria said...

BAH you were within two blocks of my office!! I work like two blocks behind that Urban Outfitters! Too bad we couldn't meet up!

Carolyn said...

Oh! I want to go there so badly!! This post definitely didn't help. HAHA :) Glad you had fun!

Daisy said...

Wow the buildings there are so amazing! You took some great pictures, I want to go now. lol

CALLIE said...

So many pretty buildings and such great history. Love all the pictures and so glad you had so much fun!

KAH said...

I love Boston! It's such a great city and so easy to get around. Glad you got to explore it! I hope you had a pint at Cheers :)


Tara said...

Boston looks like it would be so much fun! I've been wanting to visit there for awhile, but I'm not sure when I'll actually make my way out there. Glad you enjoyed your New Year's there!

Preppy Girl Meets World said...

I love Boston and your post made me want to go back there this summer so badly! Love all of your pictures. Did you get to go to the Aquarium? Love it.

Jen said...

you were right near where I work too! and also right near where I go to school...and I'm in north station 5 days a week haha. It's funny I've always been here but have never seen the historical sights really :-\ I need to take a few days to play tourist here at some point, because I know there is so much important history that I should see. I'm glad you had fun!

Lindsay said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your weekend here :) did you get any pastries at Mike's??? I love their tiramisu!

I can't wait to see the rest of your pictures!

christine donee said...

I went to Boston for the first time last January. Boy it was cold.

Did you freeze? I just about did...

Sarah said...

Great pictures! I grew up in Boston and find it so interesting to see it through someone else's eyes. I can't wait to see the rest!

ps. just found your blog & am your newest follower :)

Miss K said...

wow, those are some great pics!

Megan said...

boston is so fantastic! great photos

and when i read the title of this post i was actually like WTF? then i said it out loud and laughed so hard!

happy 2012 girl!

Young and Fabulous said...

ahhh SO SO SO glad you had a blast!!!

ive stayed at that hilton before! loved it! :-)

your pics are gorgeous! and yeah the cemetary on freedom trail is uuuber creepy!

ok come back so we can meet!!


Joelle said...

I love Boston! I used to go every year in college, and I really miss it. It's nice seeing your pictures though, and remembering! I've been to a lot of those places :)

Glad you had a good time!


Katie said...

LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVLEOVLEOVLOELOVE!! this is why I visit there every couple years! obsessed with it there. and sadly enough, you prob didn't have time to travel to plymouth or the cape to see the water! you must do that next time. love all the pics, you have no idea.

def 1 of my fav cities!

Lindsey said...

Totally jealous and Boston is on my list of places to go like within the next year hopefully!! Your pictures are gorgeous and this is a fab recap!!!

Sophie @ threetimesf said...

That dog tag memorial is cute. When I was travelling around Europe a few years ago, I kept seeing fences in parks with padlocks attached to them. travellers would write notes on their suitcase padlocks and then leave them there. No idea why, but this reminded me of seeing the padlocks!