We took the train from our rental up to Faneuil Hall, where we found some lunch before the day’s adventure started.
After breakfast, we headed into the North End to visit the Paul Revere house. I was actually a little nervous about walking so much because it was a much warmer day than the previous few days. We ended up stopping into corner convenience stores for bottled water 3 or 4 times, at least.
Photos in the Paul Revere house are also not allowed, which is too bad. It was so small, but each room was set up diorama-style, so you really got an idea of how they might’ve lived back then.
Then we visited the Old North Church, where Paul Revere’s famous ride began.
And then we went back towards Boston Common, stopping at the Granary Burying Ground — the third (?) oldest cemetery in Boston.
Mid-afternoon, we finally got around to doing the only thing I had on my ‘to do’ list for the trip: Swan Boat ride!
A pause at the Make Way For Duckling sculpture, and a glimpse of a very familiar stairwell…
I thought Sam Malone was pretty dreamy.
That night (our final night of vacation) we headed to Fenway for a Sox game.
Brian Rose was signing autographs before the game, so why not be groupies? The internet tells me he was a pitcher for the Red Sox in the late 90s.
Pretty okay view.
Our team lost, but it was still a fun night. Also I drank beers.
Checkout the next morning was 11, though it was pretty informal since we were in a rental apartment. It felt like we were Bostonians for a couple days, even talking about what it might be like to live there for real. But there were three special kitties in Minneapolis so we had to go home.
‘Til next time, Boston! I miss you and your weirdly crowded streets more than you know.