Day two of our New England adventure began in the hustle and bustle of downtown Boston, and ended in the little fishing town of Rockport. First thing this morning we embarked on our 2 hour drive from CT to the Charlestown area where we toured areas of the Freedom Trail starting with the old North Church, where two lanterns where hung as a signal from Paul Revere that the British were coming by sea. We took the behind the scenes tour where we got to view the bell ringing chamber and the crypt where they had buried priests, military soldiers and indentured servants.
We also ate at this little Italian eatery called Dino's where we enjoyed sandwiches and pasta before our tour. It was a small corner restaurant situated between an Italian bakery and an Italian gift shop...I sense a theme going on here. Reminded me of being back in Italy, it was very authentic.
After North Church we visited Copp's Hill, a cemetery that dates back to the 1600's and looked like something straight out of a Tim Burton film. The head stones were all cracked and either falling over or sinking into the ground. It had a lot of character and was pretty cool to see. We then went to see the U.S.S. Constitution, also known as the "Old Ironsides" down at Thompson Square. From there we went to Bunker Hill to see the monument where the first major battle of the American Revolution was.
After brushing up on our war history, we decided to slow things down a bit and drive about 45 mins North to Rockport where we indulged in some amazingly fresh lobster at Roy Moore's lobster company. A highly recommended (via Trip Advisor) lobster shack that sits on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. I make no exaggerations when I say "shack". This place was the epitome of the word, with no dining room, only 5 or 6 crates and boxes used for tables and chairs that sat on their back deck. This place barely had a bathroom, let alone a kitchen and everything was prepared, served and eaten in a 600 square foot area. But don't let the description deter you, this places lived up to it's name.
After dinner we grabbed some ice cream and browsed the local shops that line the narrow streets of this quaint and colorful town.
It's been a good trip so far but it has only just begun. Tomorrow we will be exploring more of Boston and then heading down into Cape Cod.
P.S. I will be posting some more of my interesting and "artistic" photos once we get back and I have access to my computer and photo programs. :)