We took the 'T' into the city and got out around the Old State House. We found out that we were right in the middle of the Freedom Trail, so we headed down toward Boston Common. The Old South Church was not open for tours, but it never said why. We went through the Granary Burying Ground. This is Paul Revere, John Handcock, and Samuel Adams's final resting place among many others.
When we got to Boston Common, we grabbed a quick bite to eat before quickly walking throught he park. We then headed back on the trail the way we came. By the time we got to the Old State House, the museum was open to the public. We spent some time going through the rooms and even peeked out the window where the "Boston Massacre" took place.
We started back down the trail toward Faneuil Hall to get our pictures with Samuel Adams. I wish we would have actually walked through the market because I read they actually have a Cheers bar/restaurant like the TV show. Anyway, we did end up stoping by the Union Oyster House. My friend was really craving some oysters and a beer. After that we headed down to Paul Revere's house and went through that.
We headed down toward the Old North Church and went in there for the little informational speaches that one for the tour guides gave. It seemed from here the real walking began. The trail leads you accross the bridge to the U.S.S. Constitution. There was quite a line at the front of the ship, so we didn't even consider a tour, but did go through the museum at the Ship Yards. We then walked a few more blocks to Bunker Hill. I would have thought that the museum at the base of the monument would have more about the battle, but it just has a few pictures and a statue in it. We then decided to head up the 294 steps it took to get to the top of the Bunker Hill Monument. I almost died at about step 150 and again at step 225. When I finally crawled up the last couple of steps, I'm really suprised I didn't pass out. Once I caught my breath and looked out the window the first thing I noticed is that it was about to rain and rain hard. We looked out for a few minutes before heading back down the almost 300 steps. That wasn't as painful, but since my legs were still numb, it wasn't fun either. By the time we got down to the bottom, it had started to downpour. Apparently there is no 'T' stop anywhere near there, so we had to call a taxi. About 20 minutes later we finally were picked up and headed back to the hotel.
We had plans to go to the Sox game at Fenway, in fact, we did go. We headed back to the 'T' and that's when things started to go down hill. I realized that as soon as I got off of the train, that my camera had fallen out of my pocket. I raced back but the doors closed before I got there and then started down the tracks. I could still see my camera on the seat as it left the stop. I really could have cared less about the camera, but I really wanted the 75 pictures that I had taken to that point.
Once we got to our stop, it was still raining very hard. We walked in the rain to the ballpark. We ate a sausage outside before entering the stadium. We decided to walk around the park before trying to find our seats. I peaked my head down one of the aisles to catch a glimps of the field for the first time when I heard over the intercom that the game had been postponed. My first game at Fenway wouldn't be.
It was still raining when we left the stadium. For whatever reason Jim Leyland, the Detroit Tiger's manager was at the end of one of the ramps while we were leaving.
Since the night started off so great we did what anyone would have done on a night like this. We hit the bar!