|So many adorable places. Like this antiquity book shop|
I found right around the corner from my hotel.
I always knew if I had the opportunity to go to New England, Boston would be my number one preferred place to go. So much of our history as a country, so much of who we are, was given birth there. I had to see, taste, smell, feel and experience it for myself.
Luckily the conference was only about 8-4 each day; giving me plenty of before breakfast and pre-dinner sightseeing time. And to make things even better my hotel (staying at the same place the conference was held) was right in downtown Boston. The Boston Commons were only a five minute walk (less really). Points on the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall and the Old State House, were moments outside my front step. I was able to even visit the North End (Boston's equivalent to NY's Little Italy) with Paul Revere's House, The Old North Church and Mike's Pastry!
I was in Boston for four days and four nights and, while I may have exhausted myself with how much I squeezed in between sessions, I got to see so much on my first trip to Boston. I wanted to share some of my favorite pictures with you. I took almost three hundred photos (probably more when you take into consideration ones I just posted directly to Twitter and my personal FB page) so I tried to group them into collages for you here:
|I visited three cemeteries: Central Burying Ground, Granary Burial Ground and the King's Chapel Cemetery.|
|Granary was my favorite though|
|Paul Revere Mall just outside the Old North Church|
|The Old North Church|
|The North End was like stepping into another time and place. So quant and lovely. I could have stayed there forever.|
|Didn't hurt that Mike's Pastry was in the North End. Such good cannoli! I even brought a box home for the family!|
I don't feel like I had nearly enough time to visit Boston . . . having to work around a conference schedule didn't help. But I hope to return again some day and just for pleasure. It really was a lifetime experience and a trip I won't forget.