S: Boston 09
BC: Quincy Market Boston '09
FC: Boston 2009 | Boston 2009 | Boston 2009 | Boston 2009
1: Fenway Park was a lot of fun. We learned about the Red Sox, and their players, coaches and stadium. For example, the tour guide told us that Fenway Park is now the third smallest major league baseball stadium, while it used to be the smallest. | The Red Sox, who are in the American League of baseball, have won 6 World Series Championships. In fact, this year they are in the playoffs again. Fenway Park has gone through many transitions, like making the Green Monster and adding seats. Overall, going to Fenway Park was a great way to learn about Boston's baseball history.
2: The Freedom Trail was also really awesome because it taught me so much. We learned about how things were back in the time of the Founding Fathers and the colonists. When we visited the house in the top picture, I was thinking about how much has changed. If it were not for the Founding Fathers, the world would be such a different place today. We wouldn't even be here, and it is really all owed to the colonists and those who were brave enough to stand up for themselves. I really appreciate the courage they have, and it should definitely be appreciated and recognized. Thanks!
3: Quincy Market was our first stop when we arrived in Boston, Massachusetts. Quincy Market is in Faneuil Hall, and has been a there for almost two centuries. In fact, it has also been a gathering place in Boston for some of the Founding Fathers. While it is very popular rwith tourists, natives go there, too. Some of it was outside, with stores and restaurants lining the sides, there are also little kiosks in the middle. While Quincy Market has evolved along with the rest of Boston throughout the years, the original mood still remains. It is still filled with people who would fight for their liberty, and you can feel the freedom in the air. It makes you really see the kind of courage and strength it took to stand up to one of the most powerful countries at the time, England.
4: One of the places we stopped by on the Freedom Trail was Paul Revere's house. As you can see from the outside, it is much different from the houses where we live. But a long time ago, that was a pretty typical home. | Paul Revere is known for mostly one thing; his Midnight Ride. That happened on April 18th and 19th in 1775. This was before two very important battles in the Revolutionary War, the battles of Lexington and Concord. | The Midnight ride was an important role because without him and the other people who went on that ride with him, none of the colonists would have known that there was going to be an attack right then.
5: Boston Memories | Another important place we visited was the Boston Burial. The Boston Burial is a graveyard in which some very significant people are buried, including John Hancock, who is one of the Founding Fathers, and Benjamin Franklin's parents. Also, in the top picture you can see Samuel Adam's gravestone. In addition, the bottom picture is of the graveyard. Another person buried there was Mother Goose, whose children were buried with her. This was a surprise to me, because I didn't even know that Mother Goose was a real person until we visited her gravesite.
6: GOOD TIMES IN BOSTON!
7: Another stop on the Freedom Trail was the Old North Church, which was very important in the Revolutionary war. It notified the colonists if the British were coming by land or sea. If there was one lantern lit in the church, they were coming by land. | However, if they were coming by sea, there would be two lanterns lit inside the church window. While we were inside the church, we got to sit inside the pews. In the time of the Revolutionary war, the pews would be bought by a family, and they got very expensive, depending on how close you were to the front. The Old North Church was a fun place to visit because it felt like were were really back in the 1700's.
8: Sunglasses! | The first picture is Emily, the second is Kyle, and the third is Jessy!
9: So many shades! | Casey, Hope, And Matty with MORE sunglasses!
10: BLUE MAN GROUP!!!!!!! This is a photo of Emily, Hope, and me with a member of the Blue Man Group after their awesome performance on our first day in Boston.
11: This is a picture of Jane outside of Fenway Park. Our bus was really excited because we saw The Town, a movie, being filmed and it has actors and actresses we really like in it.t. | This is Emma, Jessy, and Emma also at Fenway Park. This is when we were inside the building, and in a room filled with history. The walls were covered with Red Sox posters, pictures, and newspaper articles.