Monday, 27 May 2013

Monday 27 May, 2013

After walking to breakfast down the street, packing up for the last time and checking out of the hotel, we took the subway into Boston.
We thought that it being Memorial Day there might be some activities at Boston Commons or in the Park. There were lots of people but no activities. In Boston Common they had 33,000 American flags as a memorial to all those who have lost their lives serving in the military since the Civil War. It was a very moving display covering a huge section of lawn.
The weather was beautiful, nearly 23C but with a crisp cool wind blowing. First time in awhile I didn't have my coat!
I was really surprised that there were no tulips in any of the gardens. When we had been in Boston 4 weeks ago there were tulips everywhere. Most of the gardens that they were in were empty. Have a look at the two photos of the statue. We were so lucky to have seen them!
We sat in the park for awhile people watching...a great past time. Watched a police lady on a horse keeping check on everyone. We had just seen a guy with his dog playing with a frisbee...gee that dog could catch...but knew he'd be in trouble with the police for not having the dog on a leash. Sure enough she came over.
We then walked over to Fenuil markets to watch the street performers. They sure keep the people entertained.
After walking through the tired to really look! we wandered over to the waterfront to watch all the boats and ferries. The Harbour was very active today. Cool to watch the Harbour and see the planes taking off and landing in the background as the airport is reclaimed land from the harbour.
Bought an ice cream and headed to the subway. The hotel shuttle picked us up, had our luggage on board and dropped us off at the airport.
What a fantastic month we've had. We have enjoyed everything that we have seen and done so much!

1 comment:

  1. Wow those flags are amazing. I'm glad you had a great time but home is always welcome after being away isn't it. I must go back and check your other posts later.