So my dad came to visit me while Devin is in Argentina and boy did I cram a lot in during the 5 days he was here! I wanted to make sure he could experience all of New England and I think we just about did!
My dad flew into Boston on Wednesday night and since I wasn't about to drive in the craziness of Boston he met me just outside the city where we then went to a hotel to spend the night. We also were able to meet up with my Aunt Cindy and her family which was such a treat to see them since they were just visiting from Utah!
|The reading the Declaration of Independence|
|The parade coming in before the reading|
|The gunmen shooting their guns|
|My dad and I outside the Old State House after the reading|
I then took my dad to the Holocaust Memorial which is just down the street from the Old State House. This memorial is one of my favorite things to visit in Boston even though it always brings tears to my eyes as I read the journal entries of those who were in the concentration camps. The memorial is made up of several of these structures that are labeled with numbers on the glass representing the numbers that were assigned to those in the camps. The side walk and inside the structures are journal entries of those who suffered and what they experienced while imprisoned. It's very sad, but makes me so grateful that it is over and we are all able to enjoy our freedom!
|My dad at the Granary Burial Grounds|
Once nap time was over we decided we wanted to finish walking the Freedom Trail since the tour guide only took us on about half of it and we still had plenty of time to kill before fireworks that night. So we continued walking!
Here is what we ran into on the rest of the Freedom Trail:
|The Paul Revere House|
|An old Catholic Church which looked amazing inside!|
|A Statue of Paul Revere|
|Mike's Pastry, a really famous pastry place in |
Little Italy know for their Cannoli
|Of course we took a little break to eat our Cannoli. Umm!|
|The North Church|
|The USS Constitution|
|Inside the USS Constitution. It was fun to explore this old ship.|
|This is what I found in the stall while I |
was going to the bathroom in the
USS Constitution Muesum,
I couldn't help snap a picture of it!
|The Bunker Hill Memorial|
|My dad being King of Bunker Hill!|
|Just me Jumping, didn't make it up as|
high compared to the memorial
|The Harvard Campus Library|
We then ended our day with a spectacular firework show on the Charles River. What a great way to spend the 4th of July and celebrate our Independence!