“Walk down memory lane” weekend – part 1

20 May

For my 32nd birthday this year, my brother gave me an unbelievably thoughtful gift; a weekend trip to Three Rivers, Massachusetts where we spent our childhood. We decided to first spend Saturday in Boston and then head to Three Rivers early Sunday morning. It was an incredible weekend! Below are a few pictures from our day in Boston.

We were well “fueled” by the time we hit the Mass Pike. Coffee aside, my brother shared a secret “recipe” with me…for the McGangBang. Yes, you read that correctly; a spicy chicken sandwich between a double cheeseburger. I truly regret not taking him up on his offer to try it.

road trip to ma

After parking we immediately made our way to Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. It was past lunchtime and we were both hungry (despite the previously mentioned McGangBang indulgence). We walked through a few shops and eventually made our way to the Walrus and the Carpenter Oyster Bar. Because you really can never have too much lobster, we both had a delicious lobster roll and lobster bisque! There obviously was no getting a picture of our lunch; we were too busy eating. (I only had one rule for the day: “I only eat seafood today.”)

quincy market

We picked up the Freedom Trail at Quincy Market and followed it to Paul Revere House, Old North Church, and Cobb’s Hill Burial Ground. Having spent 10 years of our childhood in Massachusetts, this was not our first time to Boston, or touring the Freedom Trail. Oddly enough, we remembered the one thing a child probably would remember: the pew “boxes” in the church…and probably only because we used to play in them!

paul revere

From Cobb’s Hill we crossed the Charleston Bridge over the Charles River and made our way to the USS Constitution. We toured the deck and navy yard with less than hour until it closed for the evening before making our way back to Quincy Market and Salty Dog Seafood Grille & Bar for a beer.

uss constitutionDay one? Check!

I’ll post the sentimental stuff tomorrow!

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