Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Just Can't Get Enough...

The most amazing part about Boston is that it is so old. There is so much history behind this beautiful city, that we dedicated an entire day just to see the all the sights that started this great nation. Boston is where it our history started, after all. We did a guided tour of the freedom trail, which is where these pictures come from. However, the one above ^^^ is of one of my really good friends from the dorms, Nate, who is from Boston, and I. He leaves on his LDS mission tomorrow, so naturally we had to meet up and go to lunch! He and his cute mom came and picked me up and we went to an amazing Mexican restaurant. It's so fun to meet up with old friends. He is as sweet as they come. 

Anyways, It was amazing to see, first hand, all the sights I'd learned so much about in history class. Plus, the trail lead right through the gorgeous downtown Boston, ending at Quincy Market, which is evidently an amazing grocery store, a definite "must-see". 

My cute nephew Cole and brother-in-law Mike. I think its safe to say that Cole is the cutest little boy I have ever seen in my life. Watch out ladies, he is gonna be a heart breaker. 
Of course I Had to take a picture of the famous Samuel Adams tomb stone. The best part was that directly across the street was a Bar, where you could get a Samuel Adams across from Samuel Adams.... weird. 

Isn't the city just gorgeous!?
My sister entertaining the little Man. You gotta do what you gotta do. It was actually really funny because you could tell Cole felt so cool being so High up. He was so mad when we finally had to pull him down.

Parking is out of control in this city, its close to impossible to find a spot.

The old government building. The guide told us that the way people would know if someone was a true American or a Brit, was by asking what insect was on top of the state building.... It's a grasshopper BTW. 
Julia, Cole, and I at the famous Quincy Market. While we were taking this picture a lady walked by us and used some colorful language to let us know we were in her way... whoops... this ain't Utah, that's for sure!

This is the Memorial dedicated to the Boston Bombing. It was so so sad. There were tons of pictures, and tennis shoes people from the race left to show their respect. Such a sad thing to happen. My Dad had actually run in the race and finished the race just minutes before the bombs went off. My mom and sister and Brother-in-law left the exact spot where the second bomb went off just 3 minutes before it did, so crazy, we are so blessed that they are safe. It was a dramatic experience that is for sure, because I couldn't get ahold of them, and so the rest of my siblings and I had no clue what was going on and whether they were safe or not.

Although this experience was terrifying, something good did come out of it for my family, they got to be on the Today Show. Which was really cool, but then again how can you possibly manage to celebrate such a tragic experience. 

1 comment :

  1. Isn't Boston great!?? I'm from forty minutes north in NH and whenever I was home from BYU on break I had to get into the city at least once :) I was just back for a wedding last week and have already started planning my next trip :)

    ps. just found your blog and am excited to be your newest follower!