This was our last day in Boston and it was a great day to be here because July 4th is a really big deal in this city!
I am very patriotic and July 4th is probably one of my favorite holidays. I love the fireworks and patriotic songs. I even get a little teary eyed whenever I hear them just thinking about how blessed I am to live in this country and how brave and courageous our founding fathers were. I am so thankful that God has had His hand on us since our country began and I pray we will continue to be worthy of all His blessings.
Anyway...history abounds here in Boston. Everywhere you turn there is something new to learn about or see! We spent all morning walking the Freedom Trail.
"The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile red-brick walking trail that leads you to 16 nationally significant historic sites, every one an authentic American treasure. The Freedom Trail is a unique collection of museums, churches, meeting houses, burying grounds, parks, a ship, and historic markers that tell the story of the American Revolution and beyond."
We visited a cemetery where Paul Revere and John Hancock were buried. We also visited Paul Revere's home which was really interesting.
Of course, there are statues of famous Americans like Benjamin Franklin everywhere. He was born here in Boston.
Laura and Mark had fun dressing up in patriot clothes!
And there were other people dressed up like patriots who were giving tours...
Here are some pictures along the Freedom Trail. I think Boston has such quaint streets!
Poor Steve and Mark had to wait for us outside of a lot of stores! They aren't into shopping like the girls are.
Tonight we went to hear the Boston Pops and to the biggest fireworks show in the whole country. The fireworks are set off of a barge on the Charles River and there were 800,000 people there! I really didn't know what to expect, but this show far exceeded my expectations! It was truly amazing!
Here we are on the way over there...
We passed a cute little lemonade stand on the way...
and the restaurant modeled after Cheers (which used to be one of our favorite shows back in high school and college!)
These pictures don't really do it justice, but we all absolutely LOVED the fireworks show! It was the best one I have ever seen in my life!
Our Fourth of July was really fun. But now it's off to bed. We have a 15 hour drive tomorrow!