Labor Day Weekend in Boston: September 2010

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Sunday, September 5 - Day 2 in Boston

Though we planned to walk the Freedom Trail later, we did want to check out some of the attractions near the hotel. After getting some breakfast at Finagle a Bagel across the plaza from the hotel, walking around some, we got to Boston Common, the oldest park in the country. There were plenty of people jogging, walking their dogs, picnicing, etc. In the pictures you'll see the Swan Boats which basically make a small figure 8 around two landmarks in the small lake.

Across from the Common is Park Street Church. It's known for its involvement in political, social, and humanitarian issues. Close by are the Granbury Burial Grounds, final resting place for many famous people including John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Robert Treat Paine (all three signed the Declaration of Independence) as well as Paul Revere and victims of the Boston Massacre.

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We didn't have enough time to tour the entire Freedom Trail that day since the Red Sox game we were going to was in the early afternoon, so as it approached noon, we headed back toward the hotel by way of The Esplanade, a park-like area along Charles River with its jogging trails, watching sailors and kayakers and people with their dogs. After stopping at hotel for a few minutes, we grabbed our tickets and set out toward Fenway, swinging by the food court at the Prudential Center for burgers at Flamers Grill.

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Then it was game time! Our first time at Fenway Park, woo hoo! Our first game was on Sunday vs the White Sox. While the Red Sox lost in a terrible way, basically blowing a 2-run lead with 2 outs in the 9th inning, it was still a fun time to be in such a well known park and talk with the friendly and passionate fans.

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Dinner was at Mother Anna's in Boston's North End, known as Little Italy, based on a recommendation from a fellow fan, Larry. Ask us about Larry sometime.

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