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September 26th 2018
Published: September 26th 2018
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Start of the Freedom Trail
Not as much luck with transportation this morn. $75 for the 18 km ride from our hotel to the Cruise Port.

Easy peasy embarkation onto Celebrity’s Summit.

Met up with our friends Kaye and Richard and started enjoying the avails of our new ride.

The Coffee shop has really nice atmosphere , the coffees are top shelf , and the confections are the best on the ship. Kate has been drinking Lattes without added flavours. I slept there the first night as it’s my favourite spot.

Just heard someone order a white chocolate mocha with whiskey!

We feel like we are in the lower percentile of age onboard, this has happened before but we were not expecting it,on this cruise.

The on board entertainment , well that which is provided by Celebrity, has been okay.

I know that it is only my opinion , but I enjoy what Celebrity offers , over other Cruise Lines that we have sailed. We will see if this continues as we progress.

Into Boston , yes Boston Mass. you geographical whiz! Walked the 20 minutes
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This is where the Redcoats hung out
into the downtown core , they wanted $9 each for the shuttle service. Talked with a Concierge at one of the Hotels and he was happy to give us a dissertation on where to go , along with some history.

Found and walked the “Freedom Trail” which had all the Historical elements in the brochure he gave to us. At each stop one of us pretended to be a tour leader and spoke of the location and significance. Eventually other people stopped to be part of the tour and we started just making things up. No , that’s not totally the truth , but could have been fun.

Raining , initially sprinkles, then downpour!

Kathy liked Paul Revere’s home , I told her I didn’t get any “Kicks “from it. You remember Paul Revere and the Raider’s?

I liked the State House , which is where the Declaration of Independence was read from the balcony , to the citizens of Boston

Had a beer in the oldest Ale House in the USA , nothing special.

Cabbed it back to the Cruise Terminal,
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Declaration of Independance read from this balcony
then went directly to the Coffee Shop!

We agreed that we enjoyed Boston , with its historical significance, but would not likely plan another visit, unless of course someone wanted to go with us Kathie.

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The Bell in Hand

Oldest pub in the USA. Originated by the towns crier of 50 years and hence the name

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