Saturday, May 19, 2012

Boston Day 4 - More Cannoli and Laughing

On our second exploring the city day, we started on the Freedom Trail where we left off yesterday.  We saw Copp's Hill Burial Ground which was the largest colonial burial ground dating back to 1659.  After going through the gift shop and trying on fashionable hats, we toured the USS Constitution.  Our biggest mistake of the trip was climbing the Bunker Hill Monument.  There were 294 steps and after we got up there Katie said, "They should have had a sign that said, 'The view isn't really that great."  We had to lay on the lawn and recover for awhile.
Everyone told me to visit the Isabella Stewart Garden Museum, which was our next stop.  It had some wonderful masterpieces, but I found the presentation to be disorganized.  Part of how the foundation was set up requires the collection to be left how Isabella arranged it.  After a late lunch we checked out the views from the Prudential Tower.  We actually should have done this first.  There was an audio tour that as you took your 360 tour, it told you about the buildings you were looking at.  
We were seeing a comedy show that night, Anjelah Johnson.  Katie directed us a mile in the wrong direction.  Thank goodness we found a taxi and we made it to the show on time.  It is so fun to laugh.  Anjelah Johnson was quite funny.  
We ate dinner at Giacomo's an Italian place in the North end.  I had butternut squash ravioli.  Fantastic!  We stopped at Mike's again for another cannoli.  I love cannoli.  We made our train but the hotel shuttle wouldn't pick us up from the train station that late, so we had to call another taxi.  We went to bed exhausted:)
Copp's Hill Burial Ground

This is a great look for Katie.
Before getting on the USS Constitution.

I could have totally steered a ship.

Bunker Hill Monument

View From the Top

Back down again.

So exhausted!

New Part of the Isabella Stewart Museum

Part of Isabella's palace/museum.

View from the Prudential Tower.

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