After Salem in the morning, we headed into Boston
for the first time. May I just say that parking was no picnic? A hazard of large cities, we were always able to find a spot but the cost added up. We visited the Bunker Hill monument which is situated in a very nice neighborhood. Until this day, my memories of Bunker Hill consisted of a lot of steps which my younger sister ran up partway and then got so tired, my uncle had to carry her (she wasn't very old at the time). My friends took a look at the obelisk and except for Kate, decided they would rather stay on the ground and chat with a friendly park ranger. She and I headed up the many steps. Tired once we reached the summit, we agreed the view was worth it.
Back down on the ground, we headed over to wander around Harvard for a short bit. Then we made our first visit to Boston Common and Public Garden before going over to "Old Boston" and seeing Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. These last three stops would become our favorite areas as we were repeat visitors throughout the days in the city. I really enjoyed wandering around the Quincy Market area and browsing the shops (I purchased a small painting of two sisters that was then personalized with my sis and my name's.) Another interesting site in this area were large, brightly-painted Mickey Mouse's that were traveling around the US. Dinner was at Durgan Park which is in that area. I remember good food and red decorations along with newspaper and magazine clippings touting the restaurant's strengths on the walls.