Friday, August 22, 2014

Boston-Tourist Attractions

I went to Boston to attend a user's summit at one of my vendors for work. With the help of a steady dose of Zofran, this trip went much better than the Orlando trip and I didn't throw up once! I did survive on very little sleep with 2 early flights including leaving at 3:30am for Sioux Falls after finding out at 10:30pm that my 6:10am flight out of Sioux City had been canceled.

I arrived in Boston by early afternoon and even though I just felt like crashing for a nap, I tried to take advantage of a few afternoon hours to go see the city. I bought a trolley ticket online (save lots of $ that way!) and used the Hotel Shuttle to reach Copley Square. Although I only got off the trolley at 2 stops, I saw many interesting things. If I had a whole day, I'd recommend the other trolley company (Old Town Trolleys) and would get off on more stops to look around. Here are some pictures with captions of what I could remember:

Beacon Hill

Selfie at Trinity Church

Trinity Church

Tea Party Boat

Steinway & Sons


Massachusetts State House

Old State house (side)

Old State House (front)

Old State House from across street

Site of the Boston Massacre

No idea what this is :)

Or this

Cheers replica bar
Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge
Entrance to Boston Commons

Feed the birds!

Swan Boats

Real swans

George Washington Statue
After a few hours, I headed back to the hotel and realized I hadn't eaten in about 11 hours so I relaxed at the hotel with a decent meal (you can't beat Iowa beef) and then tried to get some sleep for the next busy day.

View from my 16th floor balcony

View from my room

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