Today we joined poker cruise friends for a tour around the Boston area. It worked well for us as we have traveled quite a bit within the city proper and it is always more fun to be with friends.
Our first stop was Harvard. There are so many impressive buildings here. The library is just one of them.
This statue is known as the statue of 3 lies because 1) it is not a likeness of John Harvard, 2) he was not the founder of the university, and 3) it was not founded in 1638.
Furthermore the guides say that it is the 3rd most photographed statue in the USA. I can think of five others off the top of my head.
Rumor is that is it good luck to touch the shoe (note the shiny bronze). That is also a myth.
Here, in Lexington is where the first shot of the American Revolution happened.
Concord is a beautiful, serene area. I can see why it was such a fertile place for such literary luminaries as Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and Alcott.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace has whatever you are looking for and much more.
Quincy Market located in the Marketplace also has whatever fast food you are looking for and much more.
It was a beautiful day here, we decided to leave the tour then and walk the couple miles to the ship.
On the way we had a wonderful lunch at Legal Harborside. The lobster tempura roll was as tasty as it was pretty.