Tuesday, August 28, 2012

2011's Trip - Boston

After our train ride in, Jeremy, Roberto, and I got settled into our apartment and then headed our to dinner at Cheer's.  For dinner, I went with the Norm Burger Challenge - successfully completed.

The following day, we headed our to see the sites of Boston - we started by walking the Freedom Trail, which takes you past many of the historical sites of early US history.

At the end of the Freedom Trail, we visited some old bars/restaurants.  We started with The Point and the Green Dragon Tavern (Jeremy made a new friend there).

We then visited the Bell N' Hand Tavern which claimed to be the oldest bar in America.  We followed that by stopping at a place claiming to be the oldest restaurant in America, the Ye Olde Union Oyster House.

Following our day in Boston, we had one last historic stop to make - Fenway Park.  This was the only stadium on the trip that I was visiting for the first time.  As we have done with all of the other stadiums, we made a stop at a local bar for a couple of cold beers.  All of the neighboring bars seemed pretty packed for this Tuesday night game.

For the game, we sat at the Budweiser Right Field Rooftop Deck - basically, we above the right field bleachers sitting at table of four overlooking the stadium.  It was a great view, and as each seat came with credit for food and drink, we took advantage of our in seat server.

The Red Sox fell short to the visiting Tampa Bay Rays but that didn't keep us from keeping the party going.  We were staying in the Boston University area, so we found a bar close to the apartment and made sure to stay up until midnight to start Jeremy's birthday celebration off right!

The next day, we continued celebrating Jeremy's birthday - we started with cocktails at the "Top of the Hub" (a bar on top of the Prudential Center)".  Unfortunately, the fog had already rolled in and we did not have a view of the city.  We followed cocktails with dinner in the North End and concluded the night with a Celtics's game at TD Garden.

That wraps up 2011's trip!  Enough recounting the past, this has gotten me pretty excited for my upcoming itinerary   More to come from Dallas....

1 comment:

  1. Ok, Andy...I'm disappointed there was nothing from the train ride. I expected you would have taken over the train from the engineer and started driving it...Or at least get behind the snack bar and pop some pizzas in the Amtrak microwave!! It's a nice train ride up the coast...some pictures would have been nice...That said, let's move on.
    Boston is another favorite city of mine...you did all the right things. I would have liked to see the BEFORE picture of the Norm challenge....what was that? Love all those pubs...you missed getting a canoli in the North End, but that's ok...Fenway is a cool place and there are LOTS of bars in the 'hood....I'll have to check out those seats next time in Fenway...So that does it....looking forward to this year's trip....wish I could have made it, but there is always next year!! Blog away, BadAndy!!!