'The British are Coming!..'
31.03.2006 - 01.04.2007 8 °C
We travelled to Boston yesterday on the train, which took about four and a half hours, but was on a nice comfy train with huge reclining seats (not like at home!) We are staying in a wicked hotel, directly opposite a 'Cheesecake Factory' (which is Sarah's favourite restaurant chain - she is very happy!)
Today we spent the day, still sunny but a little cooler, walking around Boston on the 'Freedom Trail' - a walk which takes you 'round many of the major historical sights in the city and gives you a good dose of USA history on the way. Dave was in his element, Sarah was very patient! We saw the USS Constitution, an old sailing ship which fought in the War of 1812 and is the oldest commissioned warship afloat.
We also saw a few old meeting houses where the 'Sons of Liberty' discussed and planned the Boston Tea Party and eventually the Revolution.
Also among the gravestones were loads of people who signed the Declaration of Independance and the first woman to step off the 'Mayflower'.
All, of course, was very interesting and the route also showed us a lot of the city besides. Boston is really nice - quite small and walkable with a nice feel to it.
We finished off our big walk with a nice meal at a seafood restuarant, and have just got some cheesecake to have later!
Tomorrow we get a car and head out to the surrounding area, and to Cape Cod. The weather is supposed to get rainy over the next few days, but hopefully it won't get too bad. We'll try to find some internet over the next few days, so hopefully will be on again soon.
Love to everyone
Dave and Sarah XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX