15.05.2012 18 °C
Today, we walked the Freedom Trail. This is a 8km trail through 16 famous landmarks in Boston. We saw lots of buildings and locations that are significant in American history: Bunker Hill, the State houses, Paul Revere's house, the USS Constitution along with some lovely cobbled streets and old houses with permanently lit gaslamps in the streets. The Freedom Trail took us about 5-6hours with a couple of refreshment stops. The old (very old) burial grounds were quite fascinating. Some of the graves were dated as old as the 1600s. I suppose I am more educated now about American history; it's different when you are actually in a place. The history becomes alive and more relevant.
Strange thing -weather forecasts. The told us 61C (16C) and chance of rain, however, I could easily have walked around in a T-shirt for part of today. It varied a lot: windy, drizzly, sunny, overcast.
We took the train back from Charlestwon to Back Bay. My legs are pretty tired (so glad I have good shoes!)
We had a quick look in the Prudential Center which as a very nice shopping mall and food hall. We bought some food to augment brekfast tomorrow. The breakfast component of this B&B is less than satisfactory so we had to buy some fruit and yoghurts today. We also went into CVS (a pharmacy that sells heaps of non-pharmacy things like toys and food). I like this place. Being a bit of a toiletries addict and pharmacy lover I could have spent ages browsing around. There is a stunning array of supplements and things to treat any imagined malady. Similarly, in the supermarket, the range and variety of foods is overwhelming (and this was not even a big supermarket). If I lived here and had to do a weekly shop, I am sure it would take me 2-3hrs. Just choosing which cheese to buy would take 15 mins!!! There were 3 types of pre-cooked bacon in boxes (not refrigerated). Yes you read that right people, pre-cooked bacon in a box.
Today my pedometer was about 16,000 steps.
If there is anything any readers woud like to ask/know, please write a comment. Sometimes I think my blogs are too bland. But I suppose it's not like the Balkans last year!