Day 15

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September 16th 2010
Published: September 17th 2010
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Hello from Boston!

First an apology for delays: I had a sore throat and the site was down for the past two days, so all of us were out of sorts.

And now, Boston! We got here at noon and have been walking and touring ever since. Foot sore and full of facts, here we come back to our hotel and find that we have been upgraded to an 18th floor corner room over looking Boston Commons, Boston Harbor, and a good part of the city.

So many photos today, I will let them tell the story of our 15th day.

Good -night!

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The State HouseThe State House
The State House

We begin walking the Freedom Trail through Boston
My Great Great GrandmotherMy Great Great Grandmother
My Great Great Grandmother

The grave stone (recreated after her's comletely decayed) of my 10th great grandmother, Mary Chilton. Mary is purpoted to be the first European woman in America.
The Boston MassacreThe Boston Massacre
The Boston Massacre

This is where the actual massacre occured, the revolution began, and America was subsequently born.
Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin's parents are buried just across from our hotel. He and his brother could not get along so Benjamin moved to Philadelphia..the "City of Brotherly Love...."
Relics from Bunker HIllRelics from Bunker HIll
Relics from Bunker HIll

These were retrieved from Bunker Hill. Another of my ancestors died at Bunker Hill.
Rvolutionary WarRvolutionary War
Rvolutionary War

Four of my ancestors fought in the Rev War. Most only signed up for a few months at a time, and one deserted at harvest time.
Old North ChurchOld North Church
Old North Church

Looking out the window into the Francis of Assissi garden
Paul Revere's HousePaul Revere's House
Paul Revere's House

His parent's were French Hugenouts: his name was originally Revoire.
Old North ChurchOld North Church
Old North Church

A bust of George Washington
Old North ChurchOld North Church
Old North Church

Increase and Cotton Mathers preached from this pulpit.
Old North ChurchOld North Church
Old North Church

A lantern such as the once that was hung from the church when the "British were if by land and two if by sea....."
A Memorial to Those Lost in Iraq and AfgahanistanA Memorial to Those Lost in Iraq and Afgahanistan
A Memorial to Those Lost in Iraq and Afgahanistan

A chilling memorial created of dog tags from those killed in the war. When the wind blows the sound they create is like wind chimes. This is outside of the Old North Church.
The Old State HouseThe Old State House
The Old State House

This building has been totally restored. The Boston Massacre began here. To the left was a barracks for the 4,000 English soldiers who were in charge of keeping the 16,000 Bostonians in order.
the Cat Who Swallowed the Canarythe Cat Who Swallowed the Canary
the Cat Who Swallowed the Canary

I got John into long pants and a blue blazer--doesn't he look nice?
Our RoomOur Room
Our Room

Here we are on the 18th floor.....sweet!
The View from Our Hotel RoomThe View from Our Hotel Room
The View from Our Hotel Room

Looking down on Boston Commons

17th September 2010

Four nights in Cape Cod? You'll run out of new places to eat!

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