Friday, November 9, 2012

Strolling through Boston on a Crisp Autumn Day

Seeing my favorite city with my favorite girls!

Several weeks ago we decided to meet up with our girls in Boston to do our own walking tour of Boston along the Freedom Trail. This is Beacon Street as viewed from the Boston Common (think NYC Central Park, but dollhouse sized).

We left our car in the garage on Clarendon Street and then walked down Boylston.

We walked up through the Public Gardens into the Common where the girls posed for pix with the State House in the background.

We then wound our way around the pond where people were feeding the ducks and swans.
 
It was the most glorious October day, sunny with bright blue skies.
(And, I might add, it was a tad nippy!).
 
We could have spent a lot more time with these guys, but we had a lot of ground to cover.
 
A quick stop at the fountain...
 
...and then it was time to head out of the Commons.
 
Next stop, the old Granary Burying Ground which dates back to 1660.
 
Amanda, finishing off her veggie sandwich before heading into the burying ground.
 
There were several organized tours going on and we may do one of those in the spring.
 
But for today, we meandered and investigated at our own speed.
 
So many old markers...
 
... each one different than the last...
 
This probably would have been a good post for the month of October...
 
I'll share more of our walk in my next post.
Boston is a very small, walkable city and I hope we can meet
up with the girls and do this a lot more often in the future!
 
I'm linking up to A Favorite Thing Saturday
with Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage.
Be sure to stop over and share one of your favorite things!!
 
Have a great weekend, everyone,
 
Donna

16 comments:

It's Just Dottie said...

I so enjoyed the tour. Lovely girls.
Smiles,Dottie

Barb said...

I agree, Boston is an amazing city. We walked the freedom trail one 4th of July. What a thrill! The girls certainly add loveliness to the photos!!

Chatelaine said...

Nice shots of the girls. Looks like a fun day. I love to walk arund Boston in the Fall. Even if it is a little nippy!

Susy said...

Great pics and beautiful girls. I've been to Boston once, but certainly didn't see it like you did. Thanks for the tour.

Susan in SC said...

Your girls are beautiful! I know you enjoyed spending the day with them. Boston is on my "bucket list" of cities to visit. Thank you for sharing your tour!

C. M. Designs said...

Thank you for sharing your visit with your lovely daughters and the tour of Boston..
I would love to see more of Boston with you !
The "veggie" sandwich looks like it would be delish !
Best wishes for a lovely weekend with your "Chips" ;o)
Charlotte

Debra said...

Wonderful photos....I loved the tour! :)

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

Thank you for taking me on your walk through Boston. What a fun time on a beautiful day!

Still Woods Farmhouse said...

What a fun day! I enjoyed visiting Boston via your tour. Have a great weekend!
Blessings from Still Woods

Claudia said...

I'm so familiar with every place you visited! Thanks for the photos of your beautiful girls in one of my very favorite cities. You know I love Boston!

Thanks so much for joining in this week!

xo
Claudia

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I visited my aunt in Boston many, many, many years ago but haven't been back since. Looks like you had perfect weather for a walking tour of the town. Have a great rest of the weekend. Tammy

AshTreeCottage said...

Thank you so much for a lovely tour. Although I love Idaho where I now live, I still miss the east. You all had the perfect day and it's kind of you to let us join in on the fun!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Olive said...

I love cemetery images no matter the time of year. Old head stones and their inscriptions are lovely and interesting.

Ruth Kelly said...

Thanks for the tour of Boston of which I would love to visit one day. What is with the gruesome headstones with cross bones and skulls? I was thinking as the genealogist that I am that someone's ancestor was buried there.

lulumusing said...

No matter how many times I explore the Freedom Trail, there's always something new to see and learn. What fascinating history there is in Boston.

Donna said...

Thank you for sharing all of the great photos of Boston! Such history and beauty! And I adore old tombstones like that.