23.07.2012 - 25.07.2012 35 °C
G'day everyone from Boston Massachusetts,
23/7/12 Day 10
After a full day driving around SFO we decided to drop the car early and spend some down time at the airport before our flight to Boston, also I thought it would give us time to correct any mistakes - and they did happen, despite our checking the car thoroughly I still managed to leave my reading glasses in the car. After a phone call to the rental car company , I jumped back on the air train, did a loop of the airport and arrived back in time to have a couple of beers before our flight.
Our Jet Blue flight departed 5 mins early and arrived in Boston 30 mins early at 6-15am - picked up our bags, into a cab and were sitting talking to Marisa in her hotel room at 6-55am!!!!!!!!!!!!(after a 15 min cab ride) - talk about American efficiency.
24/7/12 Day 11
As it was Marisa's last day of her conference, we went to our hotel and checked in to our room, after a short rest we ventured out to explore Boston, not long before it started to rain and it seemed we were back home as it was a typical southerly in Sydney. Later we went to dinner at the Union Oyster House (oldest restaurant in the United States), were Leonie finally had her Lobster!! in fact the meal was so big we all shared it and we had plenty.....
25/7/12 Day 12
Waking today saw a brilliant sunny day, the humidity had vanished and we headed out to tour the city on hop on/off bus and to walk the freedom trail.
After a couple of stops we jumped off bus and onto to subway to Harvard University where we wandered around grounds and checked out many buildings etc. Many US presidents are graduates of Harvard, the first being John Adams (2nd President) and current president - you know who he is....
Back onto bus we continued our tour which included the Cheers Bar - where we had lunch and a few beers, then finally commenced our walk around the freedom trail, which gives us an insight to the history of the American Revolution, ie, Paul Revere, saw his house, early graveyard of settlers going back to 1600's, battle of Bunker Hill etc and then onto tour of USS Constitution, the oldest battleship still in commission in America.
Caught ferry across Boston Harbour to the city and had a lovely dinner in outside bar and finally walked backed to our digs after a wonderful day exploring this amazing American city. Loved it - very British indeed...
Tomorrow, we catch train ti New York where we meet Trevor and Anne and so commences another phase of our holiday.
Pierre, Leonie and Marisa