Our tour guide for the day was Nathaniel Balch, Boston's hatter and friend to John Hancock.
We met up with Mr. Balch in Boston Common. A beautiful park that was set aside from the earliest days of Boston for the grazing of the cattle.
In the Boston Common there is a cemetery where most of the headstones are blank. We would later learn that this is the final resting place of the British soldiers who were killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Did you know Paul had 11 children who survived infancy? We were told that he outlived most of them and at the time of his death he had 50+ grandchildren! He was a silversmith...and he cast bells...and he was a dentist...and he was a shopkeeper. Revere was defiantly more than a horseback messenger!
After lunch, we continued our walk down the Freedom Trail to the Old North Church. Remember the Old North Church...location of "one if by land and two if by sea"? Built in 1723, it is still a beauty.
As we were walking through the north end, we kept seeing all these blue and white boxes tied with string.
We decided that we must try them out. We picked up a couple of Yellow Italian Creme Cannolis and a few Boston Creme Boconnottos (Cream Puffs).