it's been a while since i've had the pleasure of being a boston tour guide. laura and i agreed on 10:30a as the time we'd leave, but by 10a we were both ready so we decided to get a head start. here are the list of sights: sacramento community garden, havard university campus, copley square, trinity church, hancock tower,
boston public library (including map museum and courtyard), boston marathon finish line, back bay down commonwealth avenue,
boston public garden, boston common, state house (went inside, saw both representative and senate chambers as well as charlie baker hosting a luncheon),
beacon hill, chinatown, dim-sum for lunch, granary burying ground, omni parker house, king's chapel (interior and cemetery), old city hall (benjamin franklin statue), old state house, city hall, samuel adams statue, faneuil hall, rose kennedy greenway, north end, paul revere statue, old north church, spite house, copp's hill burying ground, north washington street bridge, route 93 overpass overlooking zakim bridge, boston garden, downtown crossing.
in all we walked 9.48 miles (according to the google fit app anyway). by the end my left ankle was a little bit sore. the weather was overcast throughout, threatening rain that never fell until the very end of the tour in downtown crossing, when a light drizzle materialized (could've just been fog). temperature fluctuated as well, with laura repeatedly putting on her sweater only to take it off later. much of old boston resembles europe, which kept reminding laura of things she sees back at home, whether it's architecture or the design of narrow cobblestone streets.
i left downtown crossing around 4:20p, while laura stayed behind to look for jeans at macy's. after a shower back at home, i biked to belmont for dinner before returning to cambridge by 7p. laura was home, but was on her way out to meet her friend ana for dinner. by the time i went to bed at 1:30a, laura still wasn't home yet.