Monday, August 2, 2010

Day 3

WARNING:  this is another makeyoureyeballsbleed post.  Don't say I didn't warn you.

Sorry.  I'm not too clever in the comingupwithtitles area.  You're stuck with the borinness that is Day 3.  I'll do my best to not make the post too boring.  I promise. :)

Day 3.  I won't lie.  I was pretty darned excited about Day 3.  You see, Day 3 found me ready to head into to the actual city of Boston.  I decided to wait and do Boston on Sunday because I figured that I wouldn't have to fight as much traffic on a Sunday.  I was right.  I'm smart like that.  And humble.  ;)

I got into the city pretty early and decided to make my way to Christ Church, better known as the Old North Church, from which hung the lanterns that signaled Paul Revere to take his famous ride.  (Wow!  Long sentence there.)  I made my way through Little Italy, which was SO cool, and got to the church at just the right time.  The first pictures are of the Paul Revere statue, the next are of the steeple, and the last ones in this sequence are of the inside of the church:
I left there and went to Paul Revere's house.  Again, being money conscious, I opted to skip the tour of the house and just took these pictures from the outside:

Here are some random pictures from my walk around the city:
I walked back to Fanuiel Hall and Quincy Market.
I was super-excited about being there, but I have to tell you, I was a wee bit let down.  I guess I expected it to be more ecclectic, kind of like Eastern Market, but it wasn't.  Quincy Market was just regular chain stores, with a few unusual shops.  Fanuiel Hall was interesting because, although it was entirely filled with food, it was different kinds of stands.  Just about anything you could want to eat you could find there.  Being the adventurist that I am, I chose dog and fries.  I know, I know...what a risk taker, right?  :)

The do have a replica of the Original Cheers and that was kind of cool to see:

I went to Boston Common (A big park.  Think Central Park only not quite so large.) and the Boston Public Gardens.  I LOVED it there!  Honestly, I could have stayed there all day long and not been bored at all.  I wanted to go there so I could get a picture of this:
Isn't he just the sweetest little guy??!!

I love, love, love the picture of the little ducking standing up.  It is just too cute!

Here are some more pictures from the garden and yes, I was really that close to the swan:

My final stop in the city was here:

For those of you unsportsman-like people *cough, BFF, cough* that is Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox.  Now, as I have mentioned before, I am not a baseball fan.  If I was going to be a baseball fan I would root for the Yankees, not the Red Sox, but I couldn't pass up a historical landmark like Fenway.  Being in a major league baseball park is kind of a neat experience, even if you aren't a fan.  Here are some more pictures:

Tomorrow is my last installment of VACATION DAYS, 2010.  I promise you that, if you like nature and animals and water, you will LOVE tomorrow's post.

On a completely unrelated (although it does have to do with vacation) note:  Today my dad and I drove up to Delaware to have lunch with my usedtobefromVegasnowfromPhilly aunt (heretofore known as AJ).  We ate at the Cheesecake Factory and I have the poundage to prove it.  (Warning to the fat that is now occupying my body:  you have been comfy and squishy look enough.  Start packing, flab.  You will be leaving soon.)  The food was deliciously yummy, of course, and I brought a new kind of cheesecake home to try (lemon/raspberry decadence).  I'll let you know how good it was tomorrow, assuming of course that I don't die from the richness.  Anyway, the food was awesome, but the best part was being able to spend time with my aunt.  I am so happy that she has moved back here and am hoping to see her alot more often.  My dad had a really good time too, having not seen her for several years.  He commented many times on the drive home how nice is was to be able to see her and share memories, not only of my mom, but of my grandfather and others in the family. :)

Currently, my dad is sleeping on the couch.  Sitting up.  He was reading the side of a box of drink mix and, oddly enough, is still holding it in his hand.  Hmmmm....he must have sensed me typing about that because he just woke up and put it down.  Well, woke up momentarily.  He is asleep again.  I'm not going to complain because he made me THE most fabulous dinner tonight.  BBQ beef ribs.  Oh lawdy!  God bless the cow that died so that I could consume it's ribs.  Amen.

Off to eat some cheesecake!! :)

ps.  I told you this was going to be a long one! :)  If you stuck with me through the whole thing...THANKS!  You're awesome!! :)


  1. Yes, god bless the cow! You are so funny! I love the pics from Boston. Glad you had a good time. How long were you there? I'll be so glad when you get back from vacation!

  2. I love your pictures! I'm glad that you had an enjoyable vacation! Sounds like you had an awesome dinner, too! Tell your dad that I said, "HI"!

  3. L-O-V-E-D the pictures! Sooo wish that I could have gone too!!! One day! BFF vaca!!! :)
    Just so your readers are clear, I do like sports, just not (I hope that I don't gaaag)pro football (I gaaaaagged just a little, well maybe a little more than a little)...and pro baseball...and pro basketball...and pro gulf... ;P I do like pro ice hockey, beach volleyball, bobsledding, and my dream to do the skeleton (you know where you fly 70+mph down an ice track head I am not crazy)...yes I LOVEMESOME O-L-Y-M-P-I-C-S!!!!
    I am an O-H-I-O-S-T-A-T-E-B-U-C-K-E-Y-E-S fan too! :)
    Lastly...all I have to say is POOR COW!!! NOT!!!! I SOOOO WISH THAT I WAS AT YOUR HOUSE FOR DINNER LAST NIGHT!!!!! :)