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kirchoff travel diaries: day 2 Boston

Friday, July 27, 2018

We awoke bright and early and ready for our first full day in Boston. Since we were staying in such a nice area, Cam woke up, got dressed and went and picked up coffee at a little shop down the street while I stayed back and got everyone awake. He said the food looked so good that we headed back over there for breakfast.


I scheduled us a hop on hop off trolley tour that had wonderful reviews since we only had one full day in Boston. I wanted to make sure that 1. We could get around fast. 2. Didn't have to walk everywhere 3. Could still see and learn all about the city in such a limited amount of time. This tour was perfect for that! Before we left home I sat down and planned every place that we would stop and get off and where we would stay on and ride. That my friends was genius if I do say so myself ;) So before we hopped on the trolley we went over to Faneuil Hall mostly because we were so close to walk there and it was on our way to the trolley station.





Next stop was hopping on the trolley. We rode a couple of stops and then got off to see Copp's Hill Burying Grounds





We continued on the Freedom Trail to the Old North Church.


So I have to say I am a huge fan of American History so at this point I was besides myself. All the history in Boston is amazing.





Paul Revere had his own pew in the church and they said that his family still sits here to this day.


After walking through the church we went out back to the gardens


Why hello there Saint Francis :)


After the church we started walking our way towards Paul Revere's house only to walk by a 7-Eleven. Because it was 7-11 we jumped on the chance to get a free slurpee!


Paul Revere's House



Being the good Catholics we are we always spot out the Catholic Churches ;)


Next we trekked over to the Old State House. I have to pause here and give a shout out to my awesome kids. We did SO.MUCH.WALKING. and they were troopers. I was so proud of them. Anyway...back to the tour...

One thing you can count on when it comes to the Kirchoff's and traveling...we love taking pictures of churches and we love dressing up in weird things in souvenir shops and taking pictures 😂 So here you go...Asher as an American Revolutionary


Now on to the Old State House...

Out these three windows on the street is where the Boston Massacre was which was the beginning of the Revolution.


The only thing left from John Hancock's home...his actual front door.


Aiden posing on the cool stairs


At this point it was getting warmer and we were hungry for lunch. We grabbed the next trolley and took the long route to Cheers!





After a few beers and burgers we were on our way!


At this point I had planned for us to just ride the trolley through all the other stops back to the beginning and man was that a perfect plan. From all the walking in the morning and a big lunch we were ready to just relax. We got to see all of Boston, hear all about the history all while riding with a cool breeze blowing. It was perfect!



MORE CHURCHES!!!!


Fenway (we will be going there later for a game!)


Boston Harbor


MIT


Back over the Harbor


To Beacon Hill



Ash and I were riding buddies


The last part of our tour was the Boston Tea Party Ships.


We got off, felt great and decided to grab a quick Starbucks then walk around Christopher Columbus park a bit and enjoy the beautiful weather and views.


We headed back to our room to change and get ready to go to the Texas Rangers/Red Sox game at Fenway. This, my friends, was the whole inspiration for the trip! We stopped by a pizza place, grabbed a quick slice then headed to the subway. 

The kids were so excited to ride a subway for the first time.



After a very crowded subway ride we got off at our stop, walked a couple of blocks and were at Fenway!





Coming to Fenway has been a bucket list item and I have to say it did not disappoint. The field is magical for any baseball fan. We truly had the best time...even though the Rangers lost.



We made signs to hopefully get on TV.



At every field we visit we stop by the visitors center and get a certificate saying that it was our first time there. While we were there a man asked Asher if he was a baseball player to which he said he was a pitcher so they gave him this little gift pack. He was so excited to get some dirt from Fenway!


 Overall it was one of the best days we've ever had on a vacation. Boston was so so good to our family and we just loved every second. There are very few cities that I want to visit twice and this was definitely one of them.


Thanks for all the love Boston!

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