Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Our Trip to Boston

As you know, we've had family visiting for the last several days. On Saturday we took a drive down south along the coast, and on Sunday, after church, we headed north toward Boston.
Seeing Boston was something my dad really wanted to do. I was skeptical because there would be walking involved and my aunt was clearly not doing well in that area. She wanted to participate in all the activities but she just wasn't able.
We parked and started out. The first major thing we found was the Granary Burying Ground. There is so much history in Boston and this particular cemetary had several historical figures buried in it.
We took a few photos inside the burying ground.

Paul Revere's marker

My mom and dad in front of John Hancock's monument.

John Hancock's monument.

There were some odd etchings on the headstones. At least markings that I considered odd. Check it out.
This one is harder to see. It's a scary face, but has angels wings. This etching was on most of the headstones. After googling this and searching for a while, I found that it's called a winged skull. It symbolizes ascension into heaven.
After digging, I found that this one is considred just " a skull and crossbones "
It symbolizes death..nothing else.
After walking around for a little while, we hit an offshoot of "Cheers" in Quincy Market. The food was just ok, the atmosphere was fun, and the beer was cold.

We had a great time!
I took the family back to the airport today. I stopped at CVS on the way home and hit the door running. I've done 5 loads of laundry, changed sheets on three beds and made dinner. It was nice to have dinner with just my little family again.
Tomorrow night is leftover night. I need to clean out the fridge. Friday night should be football night but there is a nor'easter coming. If it's storming we will play on Saturday. Either way we're working the concession stand. I'm hoping for clear weather.
Saturday, we have Nick's aunt, uncle and cousin coming in. I need to work on the weekend menu and hit the commissary tomorrow. It's always something!


Peppermint Ph.D. said...

We went to Boston at the end of the school year last year and I just LOVED it!! We roamed the cemetery where you took your pictures and also ate at Cheers (just so we could say that we did). I forced my sports loving husband to drive into Concord and let me see Louisa May Alcott's home and walk some of the other historical sites...what a city!!!! I'd love to go bacK!!

Anonymous said...

Listen to you, nor'easter...getting that lingo down! You'll be a local before you know it!
lynn S/W

Loopy said...

Looks like a fun day. Boston is such a fun city. I've lived in Mass my whole life and I still love going to the city to explore.

Michelle said...

We were thinking of Boston for our next family vacation. You make me want to go even more. Glad you enjoyed your time with your family.

JG said...

How fun! I have wanted to go through historical New England for a long time. This just makes me more anxious.

Rannyjean said...

I am now following you through Over 40 blog follow Friday. I was a Navy wife and had wonderful mentors, so happy you want to help others. I love your pics of Boston!