Vacations

Boston Rocker!

12:57 PMDollie DeVille


On the second day of our trip we spent the day sight seeing in Boston. 



Our first stop was lunch at Ye Olde Union Oyster House. Established in 1826, it is America's oldest restaurant. It is located right on the Freedom Trail, which is convenient. Municipal records don't show how old the building really is, but they do know that in 1742 it housed Hopestill Capen's imported Fancy Dress Goods. In 1771 on the upper floor of the building, printer Isaiah Thomas published "The Massachusetts Spy", the oldest newspaper in America. In 1775 the store became the headquarters for Ebenezer Hancock and the first official pay-station for "war wages" to federal troops. During the Revolution the Hancock, Quincy and Adam wives were often there mending and sewing clothes for the colonists. In 1796 the then exiled, Louis Philippe, lived on the second floor before moving back to France to become king.


The restaurant had a gift shop next door where we bought crazy lobster hats. We wore them around all day and they were a big hit.  


After lunch we took a trolley tour that took us all around Boston. We didn't have time to get off at every stop, but I did pretty well taking pictures while in the trolley. 


I got to drive by Fenway Park, but that was about it. 


 The trolley took us across the Charles River and around the Seaport District to see the Boston Tea Party ships. 


I love MIT's Ray and Maria Stata Center. I wished I could have spent more time photographing it. 


We also got to see the Cheers bar, Paul Revere's House, Edgar Allan Poe's house, MIT, Harvard, and much more! 

My next post is about our trip to Kowloon!

XOXO
Dollie

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