06.05.2011 - 07.05.2011 14 °C
An early start from our meeting point in New York was met with lots of weary eyes and yawns, as we encountered our fellow passengers for the first time. Boston was to be the first destination, with a few stops along the way for a leg stretch, and the chance to grab some lunch in Providence, Rhode Island. This was a nice, small city, which is best known for it's Ivy League school, Yale.
We got into Boston at around 3pm, where we had a chance to relax and refresh before heading into the city for a spot to eat. We had tea at a really funny restaurant called Dick's, where all the waiters are rude to you, and act grumpy, and almost throw your food at you. It was a good ice-breaker, and a chance to chat to the other travellers.
After dinner, we went out for drinks, in a really busy bar right next to the Boston Bruins stadium. This was no ordinary night however, as the Bruins were playing in the NHL play-offs, for the chance to close the series out 4-0 against the Philadelphia Flyers. They did it, and the whole area erupted!! What an atmosphere! Simon reckoned that it was nearly better than waiting for Obama.....Louise didn't agree!!
Saturday morning was welcomed in with group hangovers, and a guided tour round Harvard university, or 'Hahvahd' as the locals call it! (pics above) This was really interesting, yet Louise was somewhat disappointed to learn that Legally Blonde wasn't actually filmed here! We then headed into town, and joined a hop-on, hop-off trolley car tour to see all the most famous sights of the city. This was brilliant, and we had a really funny guide which made all the difference.
A quiet dinner, and early night capped off our Boston experience. Definitely a place we will be recommending to others. Next stop, Quebec City.
Simon and Louise xxx