Sunday, October 10, 2010


Everyone says not to drive in Boston if at all possible. You can drive from the campground about 40 minutes and then take the subway, or do as we did, drive about 15 minutes to Lowell and take the drive. We got a little lost when we were almost to the train but finally found where to park. We just made the train by minutes. The last stop on this train is North End and in the train station is one of the entrances to the  TD Garden where both the Celtics and the Boston Bruins play. The team store is in the station. We had decided to travel around the city by Trolley. There are several Trolley companies that have a tour guide. However, you can get off at any of the stops and just jump back on another of the trolleys when you are ready to go to a new stop. Also included is a Ferry ride around the Harbor. This also takes you to the USS Constitution "Old Ironsides". We stayed on the Trolley until we got to the Harbor.
State Capital

On the Trolley listening to Tour Guide who was very funny as well as informitive

Ship we took our cruise on

The cruise was nice thought we ended up standing as it was a full load. The day was just beautiful, a crisp Fall day. WHen we got off, we decided to get a bite to eat and wait until the crowd going to the USS Constitution was down. However, when we got there, there was still an hour wait to be able to take the tour of the ship.    USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. It was first launched in 1797. George Washington first ordered four ships to be constructed to protect American's maritime interest. There was no navy at the time. It's greatest glory was during the war of 1812. IT defeated 4 Bristish frigates and earned the name "Old Ironsides" because their cannon balls just bounced off its thick hull. There were a number of guides aboard giving information on the ship and what life was like on the ship.

We got the trolley and as it was already late afternoon decided to head back and get some rest as we have been doing a lot of sight seeing these last days. Got back to the Train Station and took this picture of Bobby Orr, famous Hockey player induced in Hockey Fall of Fame in 1983.


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