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Friday, August 04, 2006

En Route...

Well, we had another great day in Boston yesterday. It was really hot but the wind took a turn about 5 pm and it cooled down really fast. 68 degrees last night and 70 this morning.

Yesterday morning we took the trolley tour of Boston. It took almost 2 hours and we had a great guide. We really enjoyed hearing all of this history and seeing the city without all of the walking!

We ate lunch in Little Italy...what a great neighborhood! Linc had pizza and I ate lasagna. It was soooo good. We walked the neighborhood for almost an hour after lunch and then grabbed the trolley again.

We did a little shopping at Copley Place and then we went to Downtown Crossing where I saw the infamous Fillene's Basement! Ah, the stuff dreams are made of. We also stopped at Brattle's Book Shop where I picked up a couple of OOP poetry books.


We made an early night of it. Did a little pub hopping and then went back to the motel to pack. I'm currently in the Boston airport waiting for our flight. We layover in Philly and should be in Chicago at 1pm.

FYI: The original Cheers picture I showed you was the sound stage replica in Faneuil Hall. Here is the entrance to the Bull and Finch...the original inspiration for Cheers.


Later,
Fiona

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Blogger ames pondered...

Cool! Keep the pics coming.
Glad you guys are having a good time. :P

8/04/2006 09:10:00 AM  
Blogger Suisan pondered...

Hey chickie!

I just got back from vacation and hadn't checked your blog.

You were in BOSTON?!?!? So kewl.

I grew up there. I hope you had a great time. And yes, it's hot. It's always hot in Boston in the summer, heat wave or no.

Next time you visit:
You should try going to Durgin Park--baked beans and Brown Bread. They used to be famous for really cranky waitresses, and then they changed up the waitstaff--people started complaining that they weren't getting hit over the head with soup ladles, so apparently they're training the waitresses to be cranky now.

The Parker House Hotel--inventor of Parker House rolls and Boston Cream Pie. Lovely chowda too.

If you can, try to find a Brigham's Ice cream store and order a Lime Rickey (No raspberry syrup). It's a taste of Boston summer. (Used to only serve it in the summer.)

And there's a permanent exhibit of amzingly detailed glass flowers at the (um, I think it's at the Isabella Stuart Gardener Museum, but my brain is also saying Harvard), which is so amazing, you have to see it. A Botany professor learned how to blow galss so that he could make teaching models of various flowers for his classes. Gorgeous.

Glad you had a great time.

Welcome back home.

8/04/2006 11:22:00 AM  
Blogger Holly pondered...

Wow! Sounds like you've had a wonderful time. Your pics are amazing, too.

Safe travel back home!

Hugs,
Holly

8/04/2006 02:19:00 PM  
Blogger Fickle Fiona pondered...

Thanks Ames...and I will!

Suisan! I had no idea or I would have asked for ideas. Of course, my friend Q went to BC so she gave us lots of places to try. There was no way to do it all but we really enjoyed our time there and will definitely be going back. I'm going to print your suggestions and stick it with my Boston stuff. Thanks!

Thanks Holly! And we're only half done! We don't actually head home until Monday.

Fi

8/04/2006 06:16:00 PM  

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