Improvised Freedom Trail

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We took the train from our rental up to Faneuil Hall, where we found some lunch before the day’s adventure started.

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After breakfast, we headed into the North End to visit the Paul Revere house. I was actually a little nervous about walking so much because it was a much warmer day than the previous few days. We ended up stopping into corner convenience stores for bottled water 3 or 4 times, at least.

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Photos in the Paul Revere house are also not allowed, which is too bad. It was so small, but each room was set up diorama-style, so you really got an idea of how they might’ve lived back then.

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Then we visited the Old North Church, where Paul Revere’s famous ride began.

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And then we went back towards Boston Common, stopping at the Granary Burying Ground — the third (?) oldest cemetery in Boston.

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Mid-afternoon, we finally got around to doing the only thing I had on my ‘to do’ list for the trip: Swan Boat ride!

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Photo bombed by swan!

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A pause at the Make Way For Duckling sculpture, and a glimpse of a very familiar stairwell…

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I thought Sam Malone was pretty dreamy.

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That night (our final night of vacation) we headed to Fenway for a Sox game.

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Brian Rose was signing autographs before the game, so why not be groupies? The internet tells me he was a pitcher for the Red Sox in the late 90s.

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Pretty okay view.

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Our team lost, but it was still a fun night. Also I drank beers.

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Checkout the next morning was 11, though it was pretty informal since we were in a rental apartment. It felt like we were Bostonians for a couple days, even talking about what it might be like to live there for real. But there were three special kitties in Minneapolis so we had to go home.

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‘Til next time, Boston! I miss you and your weirdly crowded streets more than you know.