One word to describe the city: Walkable
Cost per person: $130
Kilometers driven: 688
Hours spent: 26
Attractions/Sights: See here
Rating: 9 out of 12
Ideal visitor: people with money and no children
This is the fall that we finally went to Boston. Some childhood dreams do come true kids!
Now for those of you interested in the logistical side of our trips things have gotten a lot more complicated around here. We no longer live in the same city. The result was that our first stop of the day after arriving in Boston was to pick Emily up at the airport. Luckily, she found a cheap flight and after a quick detour to Logan International we were ready to take on the day.
There is so much to do in Boston that we almost didn’t know where to start. Fortunately the mighty United States Navy came to our rescue:
Luckily right beside this dinky boat was a way bigger, way older, and way cooler boat to check out. The USS Constitution, famed for its age and prowess was a great place to kick off the day. We learned that America does negotiate with terrorists (we’re looking at you George Washington), sailors in the 1800s were nearly all drunk, and that spending any time at all on any of these boats must have been horrifying. Those last two might be related.
After that we headed for the all famous Freedom Trail:
We also made it to the Boston Public Library. This is the 3rd library we visited in 12in12 and I think I speak for all of us when I say that this is the most visually stunning one of them all. Lots of academic feels around this place.
After all that walkin’ and learnin’ we needed a serious break.
We spent the rest of the day wandering the other neighbourhoods downtown and buying cannoli. Lots of cannoli.
After this crisp and gorgeous day downtown we got smacked in the face with the reality of big city living. We drove out to Harvard to pick up a friend for the trip home and what was supposed to be a 13 minute drive turned into a 1.5 hour stop and go show in back to back traffic.
Lucky for us things got rolling rather quickly once we got there and we were all able to pile into the car. Approximately 7 hours later at 3:00am in the morning we rolled back into Ottawa at a cost of $15 each.
Worth it for such a beautiful city: