After a quick trip back to our hotel (for camera batteries!), we headed for Quincy Market place. Oh, my! The market square actually consists of three markets. There is the North Market, the South Market, and a building in-between called the Quincy Market. Both the North and South markets seem to be filled with shop after shop, with a restaurant here and there. Quincy Market is about the largest food court I have ever seen! Whatever you're hungry for, it can be found here! The only issue is, how does one choose?!
To get a good overview of the Freedom trail, we took a Old Town Trolley tour. Our guide and driver was Jesse James. Yep. That was his name! We started at the harbor and wound around the city, with Jesse giving us bits of history of the many sites. From the North End with it's famous North Church (one if by land, two if by sea) to Paul Revere's 16 children and many contributions to the fight for independence from the British. I'm amazed at Jesse's knowledge of that much history! Fascinating as the American Revolution is, all those facts and dates can be mind boggling! Thank you, Jesse James for a job well done, with enough humor thrown in to keep things lively!
Our Concierge for today was Joseph, who suggested the Oceanaire Restaurant for excellent sea food. He made reservations for us, noting that this was a birthday celebration trip, and sent us on our way. Our waiter's name was David, who was helped by a waiter in training named Paul. David informed us that we had a free appetizer coming, complements of our Concierge, Joseph! They wished Diana a Happy Birthday, and mentioned that the menus were especially printed with a Happy Birthday greeting on the top!My goodness! Thank you, Joseph! (Diana asked me to not let this happen again. All this attention was beginning to make her uncomfortable! I said I understood, so from now on, we're celebrating MY belated Birthday! Ha!)
|David (on left) and Paul|
And good night to you, dear readers! Tomorrow's another day. Rain is in the forecast, but nothing is going to dampen our spirits! Catch up with us tomorrow, and see what sort of mischief we are up to!