March weekend trip to Boston and the Freedom Trail
1 In March, we spent our anniversary weekend in Boston. On Saturday, we walked the first part of the Freedom Trail, from the Boston Commons to Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market.
2 The Park Street Church was founded in 1809 and has remained to this day a center of social activism.
4 The Granary Burying Ground was establshed in 1660 when the King's Burying Ground started running out of space.
6 The Granary Burying Ground contains the graves of Samuel Adams, Peter Faneuil, John Hancock, Paul Revere, and many other founders of our country.
8 The obelisk in the center is the burial site of most of Benjamin Franklin's family. Ben himself is buried in Philadelphia.
9 This statue of Benjamin Franklin is located near the site of the Boston Latin School, which was the first public school in America. Ben was born, baptized, and worked with his brother in Boston before he moved to Philadelphia.
10 Faneuil Hall with the statue of Sam Adams in front of the West entrance.
11 We ended our tour of the Freedom Trail at the Durgin Park restaurant in Quincy Market
12 It was only a week after St. Patrick's Day
13 Durgin Park was established in 1827. The tin ceilings, the plank flooring, and the surly waitresses add to the ambiance.
14 A prank where a bunch of drinking buddies dared one of them to dress up as a waitress
15 The staff obliged and took the new waitress to take orders from his friends