Welcome to another post in the series about my East Coast Roadtrip! To catch up, check out the first two parts of my trip here and here. To summarize, this trip was so large that I could not possibly include it all in one blog post! Thus, I am splitting it up according to stops on the trip.
After camping in Acadia National Park, Maine, we drove to Boston. I was EXTREMELY excited for our Boston stop. I’ve heard so many great things about the city and how unique it is. We first checked into our hotel at the Copley House. I was really impressed with how friendly the staff was here, and our overall stay. We chose the Copley House because the location was prime- within walking distance to many of the main attractions in Boston. Since we were only staying in Boston for one night, we had a lot of things we wanted to see.
Of course, we had to go on the famous Duck tour. For those of you who don’t know, the Boston Ducks are a replica of a military vehicle made for both land and water. Our experience on this tour was anything but ordinary. It started as an average tour, driving around the city and sight-seeing. We had an awesome tour guide named “Dirty Waters.“ (The Ducks are renowned for their epic tour guides- they carry the title of a driver, tour guide, and entertainer all in one). I don’t know how this guy could possibly multi-task.
Then, just as we were at the top of Hill, the busiest street in Boston….our duck BROKE DOWN. Yes, it broke down, on top of the hill, in the busiest point of interest in Boston. I felt so bad for our tour guide; he was mortified and slightly panicking. I’m a pretty laid back and chill kind of gal, so I’m always up for an adventure. Also, the Duck happened to break down right in front of the Massachusetts State House, a famous landmark in Boston. (That gold dome is REAL gold!) It was a beautiful sight to break down in front of! This road block (literally!!) didn’t bother me at all! We patiently waited until another emergency Duck saved us.
Then, the tour continued. The funny thing is, I was pretty ignorant and didn’t know that these ducks could maneuver on both land AND water, so one could say that I was amazed when all of a sudden we plunged into the Charles River.
What I really loved about Boston was the historical aspect of the city. I am a history buff, so it was SO AWESOME to hear about historical background of the city during the tour. In addition, I loved the architecture of the buildings, and the cobbled streets. It was just a gorgeous city. I was thoroughly impressed! One fact that I learned that I remember…apparently, Bostonites drink the most coffee in the country. I KNEW I liked this city!!!! 😉
After our Duck tour, we made a Red Sox vs. Yankees game. I am a Brewer fan being from Wisconsin and Trevor is a Twins fan, but it was still cool to see another stadium. We talked to some great locals and had a great time, even though we were cheering against the Yankees and they won. Side note: I felt some major bad vibes between Bostonian’s and New Yorkers!
Overall, Boston was awesome. I wish we would have had more time to explore what else the city has to offer. I may be a Midwestern gal, but Boston stole my heart. I can’t wait to go back someday!
Stay tuned for the next entry into my East Coast Road trip series. I will be talking about our stop at Jersey Shore!
Read about the other stops on my East Coast Road trip!
Adventuring Acadia National Park, Maine…Oh, and I’m Engaged!
The One Thing You HAVE To Do When Visiting Niagara Falls