Sunday, July 07, 2013
What a great time in Boston. I bet I had more fun than they had at the Boston tea party throwing all the tea overboard. I saw where that happened. We saw where the Boston Massacre happened, where the Declaration of Independence was read outloud from the balcony on July 18. Yes, July 18. Captain Mack said the internet was down on July 4 1776(haha). It took 18 days for it to arrive in Boston by horseback to be read. We saw Bunker Hill. We even saw a newly wed couple entering the park for pictures. Captain Mack made the Duck give them their first quack(I wanted to yell SUCKERS) then had the bride and groom kiss. Of course he held up traffic doing it. We finally entered the water.
The morning was spent exploring Quincy Market on our own. On Saturday mornings there is a farmer's market. I wish I had known that before doing my grocery shopping. Here is a shocker. You get robbed at the grocery store. I bought kiwi on SALE 4/$1.00 at Stop&Shop. They were 10/$1.00 at the farmer's market, bananas were 3 lbs for $1.50 It was hot and humid and I had a big breakfast. Pancakes, and bacon at Roy Rogers. I know, I know so I just wanted a banana for lunch. I asked a guy how much for one, he said take it. I am telling you I never enjoyed a banana so much in my whole life. It was so sweet and tasted so good. They don't taste the same in the store. I thought a banana was a banana but they aren't. It was goooooooood. That was a trip from Quincy Market. Then we went to Feneli? Hall. It had a lot of retail shops and an information booth in it. I learned a lot. Outside of the hall a few black men were entertaining the crowd by dancing and doing some great tricks. They then passed the hat. They were fun to watch. Across the street was the memorial for the people who died in the concentration camp. You walk through 6 towers each towers had 1,000,000 numbers of those killed in the camps. On granite surviviors were asked to make a quote of what happened and then asked to the dedication ceremonies. It was quite sombering. At the end they had a big bucket of stones that you placed on the granite. That says you were there. All total I walked 8377 steps which is 3.35 miles. I am so glad that Gary took me on this trip. Now I can say I was on a Duck tour. I have been to Radio City Music Hall, Broadway to see a play, Saratoga Races, Block Island, Train Ride Lunch through New Hampshire and on a couple ship runs where we just drop passengers off at the dock for their cruise. This year I wanted to go on the Lake George lunch cruise, which I would have paid for but learned yesterday it was sold out.
Oh yell, gotta save something for next year. If you are interested in seeing what I did, here is the link.