the freedom trail
The Freedom Trail is under new management and is nothing like it used to be. In the past tours were conducted by guides in AUTHENTIC colonial garb,and these folks knew their stuff. Now,any jerk in a costume can give the "Authentic Fredom Trail Tour" DON'T BE FOOLED BY THESE FOOLS. Buy the guide book and do it yourself. These costumed dolts are full of incorrect facts.
History of US postal Services
In the more than two centuries since, the United States and the Postal Service have grown and changed together. Today, the Postal Service fuels the nation's economy and delivers hundreds of millions of messages and billions of dollars in financial transactions each day to eight million businesses and 250 million Americans.
There is a lot to see and do...
There is a lot to see and do in Boston. The following are suggestions: 1. Visit the Old State House. 2. Fanueil Hall and Qunicy market. 3. Go to the New England aquarium ( many say the best in America ) 4. See the Old Ironsides ship in Charleston 5. Visit the Old South meeting house- great museum . 6. Go to the top of the John Hancock tower- great views of Boston. 7. Take a stroll on Boston Common ( NOT at night ) 8. Visit the student area around Commonwealth Avenue, Kenmore Square- great ambience. 9. Go clubbing, again Student area is great for this. 10. Visit the JFK Presidential library in Columbia point , Dorchester. 11. Visit Harvard University, stroll around the grounds, soak up the atmosphere. Have your picture taken and then you too can say you went to Harvard ! 12. Admire the architecture in Copley Square. Lots. The Old South Meeting house was great - real sense of history and immaculate displays. I enjoyed Harvard and the area around the news stand- very 'hip'
The JFK library was impressive with interesting and moving exhibits ( it's been recently enlarged and further improved ) Nightlife is superb. Trust me.
..stay at the Meridian Hotel...
..stay at the Meridian Hotel in the heart of the financial district. It is a short walk away from Fannuel Hall where there are many fine drinking establishments. I recommend knocking down a handful of Mcallan 18, neat, at the Black Rose and stirring things up with the locals. Once you get tossed out of one Boston's finest, I recommend taking a short cab ride to the Roxy - I believe it's off Congeressional Ave - but after a few Mcallan's, you may want to ask your friendly Boston cab driver. You will notice a much different crowd here - blazers, turtle necks, and lots of dark clothing - but plenty of local talent. Have a few $10 drinks from their fancy glasses and when you are 'peaking', head next door to the dueling piano bar and finish the night off with an ice cold Budweiser singing Neil Diamond tunes..
the flavor as still sweet.....
Don't forget to sample the local brews! We drove to the local T-stop and took the subway into town. I wasn’t feeling well, with some sort of stomach virus resulting from the pulled pork, too much pumpkin or a deadly combination of both. I was weak and lackluster and though we walked around and tried to enjoy ourselves, it was just not to be. Doreen was too full of impressions to truly soak it all in and with a sick boyfriend, she was the one to suggest leaving early. Once in the car, I got feverish and was happy to have her as my pilot. I helped get her on the Interstate back to New Jersey and nodded out in a pool of sweat. It wasn’t the end of the trip nor the dream visit to Boston that I had hoped for but that didn’t dampen our spirit too much. When a trip is as magical as the one we had just had, a sour ending does not contaminate the overall flavor. And that nice taste was still too sweet on our lips to do anything but make us smile.