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.

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