Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Full of WOWS 

I'm back! We had a great time touring many areas of New England. All I can say is "WOW."

Day 1

We arrived in Boston by noon. After we were settled into our room, Marilyn was in charge of getting us to MBTA station so we could get to Boston Commons as quickly as possible. There we took a guided tour with a character of the times to walk the "Freedom Trail." It is a 2.5 mile red-brick walking trail that leads you to 16 nationally significant historic sites. It is a unique collection of museums, churches, meeting houses, burying grounds, parks, a ship, and historic markers that tell the story of the American Revolution and beyond. It included the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, King's Chapel, Old South Meeting House and the site of the first public school in America.







We also had our first taste of local seafood at Legal Sea Foods as well as our first glimpse of the beautiful harbor. WOW!





And now a big WOW to Shelly!

My winner of the Red, White and Blue giveaway is Shelly over at "Lush." I just couldn't believe it this morning when random generator picked her number. Here's what she had said: "Seems to me everyone is ALL AMERICAN! WOW, I love the patriotism and tradition! I would serve up a batch of "GRATEFULNESS" for all who fought for our freedom and for the mother's/wives who sacraficed their son/daughter/husband/wife for the sake of all of us to even join in such a fun and wonderful contest! God Bless You for gearing up everyone's excitement to celebrate this great country!"


Shelly email me your mailing information.

19 comments:

  1. We went to Boston for a couple of days on our honeymoon 22 years ago. The thing I most remember is the crazy road system.

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  2. Linda,
    Boston has actually redone their system. They budgeted 3-4 billion. It cost 20 billion. It's mostly underground tunnels now. Dallas should go study the system!

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  3. I've never been out in that area. Someday I will get to go...and have some great lobster!

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  4. Oh! I am jealous! I am orginally from Boston. We came to Texas when I was 7. I've only been back a couple of times and I'd love to go back sometime with my family.

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  5. Your pictures brought back a lot of memories! I remember walking that Freedom Trail and standing in that cemetery. It seems like yesterday! Only it wasn't. I was pushing a stroller with twin girls in it and now they are 15! :0) Glad you had a wonderful time!!!

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  6. Congratulations to Shelly! What a fabulous trip!!!

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  7. I'm glad you had a great time !! Love your pics!

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  8. LOVE Boston, have been there twice and would love to go back again, such a great place. I'm glad you had a good time!

    -c

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  9. I haven't been there in years but want to go again...very nice! Come say hi :D

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  10. Glad your trip went well...love the pictures!

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  11. How wonderful! I followed your comment to come over to your blog.I thought maybe you had a posting that coordinated with my "converting into homes post". I was just excited looking at your pictures and knowing how fabulous it had to be to experience all you and your husband did. I was in Boston 22 years ago in the midst of a blizzard, participating in a friends wedding as maid of honor. Needless to say, I still enjoyed seeing and being amongst the history. So.........then I get to your message that I WON your contest! I am so excited!!!!! I just want to belong to such a great group of women, and I end up winning! Thank you so much Diane!!!!!!!!!

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  12. I'm glad you're back and had such a wonderful time! I love New England and we're toured a little bit of Boston but that place is a booger to drive around in! :)
    Thanks for popping in to see my little Carter.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  13. oooo---Her Post was the one just before mine!! I remember reading it, and thinking how great it was! Congrats Shelly! And what fun it looks like you had on your trip, welcome home!

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  14. My husband wants to go to Boston, just for the seafood :-) I loved your photos. I'm glad you had a good time.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  15. Beautiful photos! and glad Shelly won, just because her comment was so great! WOW is right!

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  16. Congratulations to Shelly!

    And wow for the historic tour -- that's something I would enjoy!! Love those old buildings. Being a genealogist, I would have really REALLY loved to gone through the cemetery! Cool! =)

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  17. I am behind on my blog reading, but it looks like you had a wonderful time on your trips. Your pictures have been so good. I have never been to New England and I hope to go someday. Love & blessings from NC!

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