Spicyland takes Boston (Part 2)

We put our walkin’ shoes on Thursday.

DT had a route that took us through Copley Square, the beautiful Boston Public Garden, the theater district, and Chinatown.  We wound up at Quincy Market, a public market with a smorgasbord of shops and restaurants.  Food – lots and lots of food.

Boston library

Boston Public Library

Trinity Church

Trinity Church

Trinity church sign

public garden sign

Boston Garden 1

Boston Garden 2

Public Garden 3

Public Garden 4

Public Garden 5

Theater district

Theater district

market stand 1

Market stand just outside Chinatown

Boston market 2

State House 1

The Old State House

The Old State House sign

State House 2

Quincy Market

Quincy Market!

DT South Market

South Market

We did a couple of laps up and down the hall trying to make the painstaking decision of what to have for lunch.  There were just so many choices!

Quincy Market hall

DT landed on fish and chips, I got a spinach and cheese calzone.  We ate outside on the steps….great people watching!

fish and chips

calzone

After lunch, we grabbed a drink at Clarke’s at Faneuil Hall – Boston’s first public market.

Then we headed back toward home.  Errm, hotel.

On our way, we found some great sights.

King's Chapel Burial Ground

King's Chapel Burial Ground, 1630

King's Chapel

King's Chapel grave

1676!

King's Chapel 2

Then….

Paul Revere sign

Paul Revere Buried in this Ground

Granary Burial Ground

Granary Burial Ground, 1660

Granary 1

Granary 2

Franklin grave

Granary 3

Granary - John Hancock

John Hancock

Mass state house

Massachusetts State House

Mass state house 2

Isn't it impressive?

Then beautiful Beacon Street….

Beacon Street 1

Beacon Street 2

Beacon Street 3

Beacon Street doorway

Seriously one of the prettiest doorways I've ever seen.

We also found….CHEERS!  Where everybody knows your name!

To be honest, I thought this would be a rather cheesy, overpriced tourist trap – and yes, there were a lot of tourists (including us), but it turned out to be one of the most fun places (and most reasonably priced) we visited in Boston.  Plus, we had a super nice bartender!

Making your way in the world today takes everything you got….

Cheers 1

Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot….

Cheers 2

Wouldn’t you like to get away?

DT Cheers

Sometimes you wanna GO

Where everybody knows your name….

Cheers beer

And they’re always glad you came….

LAT Cheers

You wanna be where you can see, our troubles are all the same….

Cheers stairway

You wanna be where everybody knows your name….

Cheers 3

We walked back to the hotel on Commercial Street….absolutely stunning.

Commercial Street

Commercial Street 2

Commercial Street 3

Commercial Street 4

Along the parkway, we came across a very sobering fire memorial.  How does this not move you….

Firemen memorial 1

firemen memorial 2

Firemen memorial 3

Fire memorial 4

"There is the unknown in every fire. You do your job, follow the plan; still something can go wrong."

Firemen memorial 5

"The worst is a death, but you learn to let it go. You wouldn't be able to do your job."

Firemen memorial 6

"Our families know that each day could be our last. It's just part of the work."

Arrrrrrgggggmmmm.  Heartbreaking.  Deep breath.

Okay, folks….almost there!  This recount of a week-long trip is now turning into….well, a week long.  Hmm.  I’m just trying to relive it all over again!

Up next is the final installment – Part 3 of Boston/last day.  Tear.  😦

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