Getting Around Boston...

Let me start off today telling you when I was REALLY in Boston... remember this is a VIRTUAL trip we are all taking... however I am throwing in my own photos from 2003 when my Hubby was on a job assignment in Boston for four months (April-August). My boys (5 and 8 at the time...youngest is almost as tall as me now and oldest towers over moi) lived with my hubby in Boston for his last month of work. It was a wonderful experience we will never forget... and would go back given the chance! Here we are on our first day in Boston, standing on the world's smallest suspension bridge in the Boston Public Garden, along with my mother (she flew out to Boston with me and stay a few days)...

Now... come along on our adventures...

We took various modes of transportation while in the City... the subway a few times... it will take you all over the City... it will even take you out of the City and to the beach... we unfortunately learned about that too late...
Many taxi cabs around the City... we rarely took them... however a couple times they were a NECESSITY with CRANKY, TIRED children! We did take the Old Town Trolley a couple times... once for sightseeing tour and then to get back to some tourist spots we wanted to revisit... (Here it is in front of Massachusetts State House)
Another great sightseeing tour is the FAMOUS Duck Boat Tour... we did not do this and it looked like such FUN... my boys loved seeing them drive by... and then tired of them... just a regular site after a few days... Anyway... these FUN tours take you around the City streets... and then they drive into the Charles River...
GREAT view of Boston can be seen from the boat tour...
Our MAIN mode of transportation was our FEET... we walked everywhere and we were never far from the Freedom Trail...
and I would say it is truly the BEST way to see all the Historical sites and there are SEVERAL... what a History Lesson! Here are a few stops along the Freedom Trail...

Park Street Church ...Granary Burying Ground... boys are standing next to Paul Revere's tombstone... and climbing on Samuel Adams' statue at Fanueil Hall...
We showed you Bunker Hill yesterday... and later we will show you a few other stops we made along the Freedom Trail... it really felt like FREEDOM to my boys... no getting in and out of cars... no carseats... and lots of parks everywhere...life was GREAT in Boston!

Tomorrow we will take you to Boston Commons... talk about a Park... it is FABULOUS and where we spent MANY hours! I promise PAINTINGS are coming... who could resist painting in the Park!!! Believe it or not... I never painted while in Boston... I read many books and snapped LOTS of photos and have yet to paint them... soooo this week I will... Come back and see!

ENJOY your day!

First and last three photos taken via my camera. Other photos via Google imagine search of Boston transportation and Freedom Trail.

19 comments:

Near said...

excellent article and the pictures ... wonderfull, I want to come Boston, Washington, New york, Miami etc etc... Thanks you to give us of little dream :)
Sorry for my bad english... :)
Mathieu.

Les Cotrions said...

Nice to see you and thanks for th faboulous trip around Boston!
Happy day!
Vale

Millie said...

Oh Fifi, this lovely post has brought back so many memories of one my all time favourite cities. Faneuil Market is the best, just put on 10 lbs. thinking about that fab place. Looking forward to seeing lots more. Another big sigh.
Millie ^_^

Frau said...

Great tour....I have never been to Boston,looks like a city with lots to do.

The Curious Cat said...

Loving this virtual trip! thanks for doing this - tis great! xxx

janet said...

Being a yankee..I love Boston or Beantown as many call it...Go Socks!!!! OOOPS...I used the words Yankee and Socks in the same sentence...a huge No.No lol ;-)

Alex said...

Nice trip. I saw such vehicles in Branson MO. They are called Ride the Ducks

Couture Carrie said...

Oh I adore the duck boat tour~ fun pics, FF!

xoxox,
CC

montague said...

boston is lovely! i can't wait to go and visit my sister up there again!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

What a fun post. I learned a lot from this post. Looks like a great place for kids to learn from too. Look forward to the paintings.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful post!!!

Les Cotrions said...

Blogs coups de coeurs !
renvois moi ce com et envois le à tes 10 blogs coups de coeurs. Ne brise pas la chaîne ! à me renvoyer si je fais partie de tes amis.
Aucun envoi : tu auras à travailler sur ta relation avec les autres.
2 envois : tu es gentille mais tu as besoin de t'extérioriser
4 envois : tu as bien choisi tes amis
6 envois : tu es des plus populaires et c'est probablement la raison pour laquelle tu es dans ma liste !

Linda Merrill said...

So much fun to see my city from a visitors perspective!

Char said...

I wanna ride a duck boat. It's a place I've always wanted to visit.

Draffin Bears said...

Great tour of Boston and it looks so lovely. Thank you for sharing your photos.
We rode one of those water Ducks in Surfers Paradise and a great way to see around the City and then to take to the water.

enjoy your week
Hugs
Carolyn

Drawn to The Sea said...

I should take the Duck Tour in Galveston sometime, looks like fun.

(btw, you said you'd like to paint "the pink railing"... be my guest!)

Cheers, Miss Fifi
~Julia

KINHA said...

Hi Fify!
I don't visit Boston yet but last year when I was in USA I visit Hayanis and Plymouth.
Kisses

FrenchBlue said...

Fifiness~~
How much fun is this? Those duck tours crack me up and they look so fun! I adore Boston! If you get a chance go to Legal Seafoods and get the blue fish pate'. It is so worth it!! I want you to paint the green duck tour bus!!
Beautiful family too!
Thanks for sharing.
xo's

Carey said...

Fifi, your pics make this homebody want to head for Boston!

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