I will now continue the tales of my journey to the other side of our nation. We packed as many things into day 2 as we possibly could. It was amazing. We started off our day by dropping dad off at work, we were very sad he had to work and couldn't play with us! We found a new park and ride place that saved us lots of time and were very proud, little did we know we would regret this later.... So we hopped on the T and were off. We had carefully mapped out our day so we wouldn't miss a thing. We started in little Italy. This was probably my favorite area of Boston. It was so fun. We wandered the streets and watched people open their shops, there were groups of old men gathered on the street talking away in Italian. It made me miss Italy a ton. We weren't hungry but we drooled at every turn. At that time I knew we would be coming back to eat there later.
I believe this is were Paul Revere came riding through. In the back is a cool church.
I thought this was a beautiful and artistic way to pay tribute to men and women who have lost their lives in the Middle East.
Mom and I were joking about how funny it would be if our chapels were set up like this and each family had its own little section.
Paul Revere's House. It was bigger than I imagined, and cooler.
Book stores were kind of my thing while I was there. This one was on our list and I loved the sign. It reminded me of Harry Potter (hahah what doesn't these days) and it had stacks and stacks of old books inside. On a different note my mom loved the Max and Dylan signs everywhere because they reminded her of Mac and Dylan. Funny.
As soon as I saw this I started singing "Stuck a feather in his had and called it Macaroni."
Here is another bookstore we popped into and this one even had its own cat. We thought that was one of the best things ever.
Next we went to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. It was unlike any museum you have ever seen. It is a personal collection of this lady, Isabella, inside of her Italian style villa. She had collected art from all around the world and arranged each and every piece inside of the museum herself. It was so fun. Then we decided to walk through the park. I love parks in cities. They are my favorite type of parks. This one was constantly reminding me of Disneyland. I especially loved the swan boats.
After our stroll through the park and some antique shopping we decided we were ready to have dinner (and sit down, our feet were killing us) We had heard of this seafood place and were dying to try it so we set out to find it. We hopped on the T, and were off. we got off at the supposed stop and then were looking at the map in the station trying to find this place. As we were doing this a cute little Asian girl came up and said she was looking for the same place. The man in the station gave us directions and all three of us were off. The restaurant is on the water just in a fishing pier tucked away. We were so excited when we found it! Our new friend took our picture out in front.
We had gone by Mike's in the morning and were in awe of the beautiful Cannolis. At that time we weren't hungry so we decided to come back. After lunch we thought we would stop by Mike's and have a Cannoli after lunch. Once again we were too full. Well while we were sitting at dinner we asked some of the locals where we could go to get some good dessert. Guess where they told us we HAD to try. Mike's. So we headed back to Little Italy and made our way to Mike's. The store was packed. We made our way to the front and ordered our dessert to go. They packed it up in their cute little pastry box all tied up with string. We were so excited to eat them when we got home.