Favorite thing: This journey starts right outside my front door, on Saint Patrick's Day (3-17-2002) with a big parade! You might not be visiting during this 24-hour Irish celebration, but chances are good that you'll see a few patriotic outfits and costumes like the picture below somewhere along Boston's Freedom Trail. These were known as The Minutemen, and when those muskets fired, you'd hear it 'when you see the whites of their eyes...like a shot heard 'round the world.'
Favorite thing: Riverdance 'Southie-style'. One of the many Irish themed floats with candy-throwing revellers joining in the high stepping, toe-tapping, boot stomping festivities.