Monday, August 25, 2014

Boston - 1st time...

Just returned from Boston, first trip there ~ ever.  What a cool place!  Of course, lots of people, but lots of history, too.  My stepdaughter graduated from her Dietetic Internship at MGH.  She is a Colorado girl who, as one of 10 interns, lived and survived in expensive Boston for this last year.  And next up - she has been awarded a fellowship at Children's Hospital through Harvard Med School for 6 months.  So proud of her!  

It was interesting and refreshing to visit MGH, of which we got a quickie tour, and were able to sit at her graduation in the "Ether Dome", where the very first 'ether' surgery took place back in the 1800's.
I could just imagine 'doctors of the old days', sitting a watching surgeries - only I hope they could stand the heat for hours on end, that place was hot.
Happy girl, that it's over and happy girl on to the next piece in her life's destiny and passion.

We saw many neat things while there - did the whole experience on the "T" - subway and buses (a taxi here and there) and there were many yummy restaurants and cool venues!
U.S.S. Constitution and it's museum...
 and many of the historical sights along the "Freedom Trail".  We didn't do all of it, but about 1/2 of it.
Faneuil Hall...

TD Gardens...

Boston Public Gardens...(love this photo, how the sky reflection in the water
is SO incredibly BLUE!)

we rode on the swan boats, as well as walked quite a bit.
It was a fun trip to a place I had never even imagined. 
As always, I let the inspiration 'well up in my soul'.
Such history, such proud and friendly people...loved it!


Leann said...

Sounds like a great time! Boston is a great town, glad you had fun.

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Leann - and thanks for leaving the very first blog comment on here in a long time...didn't know if I was really out there or not.