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Boston, USA

After a frantic week in New York, we were looking forward to putting up our feet on a 4 hour bus ride to Boston.We were on another Megabus which is a great way to travel between main cities in the US. The bus fares are so cheap and there is WIFI on board so a good time to catch up on emails etc.

We were going to be spending a week with Elissa’s cousin Bridgid, her husband Carl and their gorgeous daughter Mirabel. The plan was to see a few things in Boston (particularly a Red Sox Game), take a drive to Rhode Island (which is a separate entry you can check out) and then celebrate the 4th July holiday with Carl’s extended american family in Maine (also a separate post).

Two men and a baby...

Two men and a baby...

The city of Boston is really beautiful and is home to elite Universities such as Ivy League – Harvard University. Carl is the Head Soccer Coach of Harvard University so we were lucky enough to get our own private tour into the Harvard Soccer Stadium, training facilities and general grounds. There is however a great walking tour (its called the Hahvahd Tour and its free too) that you can do through Harvard where current students explain the history of the University, show you the grand buildings and halls and inform you about some of the famous alumni such as Barack Obama, Tommy Lee Jones and Matt Damon.

Aths training facilities at Harvard

Aths training facilities at Harvard

The Freedom Trail is a walking tour that you can do on your own in your own time. You basically purchase a map ($6US) at Boston Common and can then navigate your way through the city passing by 16 historical sites and covers two and a half centuries of America’s most significant past. A red brick or painted line connects the sites on the Trail and serves as a guide. Some of the highlights included Boston Common – the main park of Boston, Kings Chapel, Boston Massacre Site and the Bunker Hill Monument.

Allow yourself about 3 hours to complete The Freedom Trail...

Allow yourself about 3 hours to complete The Freedom Trail...

One event that we were so pumped about attending was a Red Sox Game. In true spectator style, we just had to buy one of the red foam fingers and managed to negotiate our way into the best seats in the house.

We couldn't go to a red sox game without one...

We couldn't go to a red sox game without one...

If you are in Boston during baseball season, then this is a must do. The atmosphere was so exciting, the crowd was wild. We loved the half time entertainment where everyone stood up and sang ‘Sweet Caroline’ and the mexican wave was in full swing. All the antics of the crowd were just as exciting as the game itself.

The best seats in the house...

The best seats in the house...

If you are after a fabulous view of the entire city, then we recommend you visit the Provincial Tower. At the very top is a beautiful restaurant and bar where you can take a break and just relax.

With views like this, take a break at The Provincial

With views like this, take a break at The Provincial

A few other things you should check out while in Boston include the Quincey Markets, Boston Harbour (site of the Boston Tea Party), shop along beautiful Newberry Street, walk or cruise along the Charles River, and visit the pub where Cheers was filmed.

Take a walk through Quincey Market...

Take a walk through Quincey Market...

Thanks Bridg, Carl and Mirabel – we had such a great week with y’all.

Ok boys, we'll have a photo with you...

Ok boys, we'll have a photo with you...

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  • Bridg

    Very cool. Thanks for coming to visit us!

  • Leonienolan

    Love these photos!! Carl is still HoTTTTTTTTTTTTT!

    love Leoniexxxx

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