I left Chicago super early in the morning and was able to make it to George's house before noon. He started my trip off by taking me to eat at Zaftigs Delicatessen which serves a Jewish-American brunch.
|Really yummy bagel chips with cream cheese|
|The banana stuffed french toast was one of the best I've had!|
|The Freedom Trail runs along the red brick road throughout Boston and occasionally you see these cool plaques on the ground.|
|Paul Revere's grave at the Old Granary Burial Ground. Here you can also find the graves of John Hancock, Robert Paine, and Samuel Adams (3 of the signers of the Declaration of Independence) and the graves of Ben Franklin's parents.|
|It's so cool to walk around Boston and find interesting plaques embedded into the cement. This one is a Boston Herald American Newspaper.|
Before I knew it, it was already late afternoon so I headed back to Boston Common where I met Annie in front of one of the fountains in the park (too bad it wasn't spouting water). George came a little bit later and we all headed to the "T" which is Boston's subway system.
|The fountain at Boston Common with the Massachusetts State House in the back. The State House is the oldest running house in the United States and the 23 karat gold dome was put on in 1876, conveniently on the 100th birthday of the United States!|
For dinner, George and I went to a ramen place called Yume wo Katare which is apparently all about sharing your dreams. After you finish eating, you have the chance to share your dream with the rest of the other diners and workers (around 25 people total) and then the host yells out anything between "Perfect!" to "Next Time" depending on how much of the ramen you finish. George finished his bowl and got a Perfect! Unfortunately, I only finished the noodles and pork so I got a Almost....sigh.