We didn’t let the rain stop us from walking around all of downtown Montreal. On our exploration we found a piece of the Berlin Wall.
Montreal’s “Space For Live” contains 5 museums: the Biodome containing different ecosystems, a planetarium, a giant botanical garden, an insectarium, and the Biosphere which covers environmental issues. We saw them all!
We started off with a tour of La Citadelle, which was built to protect Canada from a possible invasion by the USA. Then we spent the rest of the day exploring the beautiful old town, including the Château Frontenac and Rue du Petit-Champlain.
The Maine wilderness welcomed us back into the USA on our way to Boston. We stopped for a hike in the rain to see Moxie Falls, before continuing on to see the Maine State House in Augusta.
We saw so much history as we walked all over the downtown Boston area. Our day started off at the USS Constitution, one of the first 6 ships built for the US Navy, which is still on active duty. Then we climbed the 294 steps all the way to the top of the Bunker Hill monument. In the museum across the street, we learned all about the battle, which was the first real battle of the Revolutionary War.
Along a 1.5 mile walk, we visited Faneuil Hall, the Old State House, and the Old South Meeting House, all places where history was made during the Revolutionary War. We wandered around Boston Commons and downtown before having dinner in the Green Dragon Tavern, where Paul Revere, Sam Adams, and other Patriots hung out. On the walk back to our car, we walked past Paul Revere’s house and the Old North Church, where the lanterns were hung to worn Charlestown that the British were coming.
Today we went on a day trip to explore Connecticut. We visited the State House in Hartford and the Connecticut State Museum that was across the street. Then we drove to New Haven and walked around Yale University. After a good pizza dinner across from the university, we headed back to Hartford to watch a Yard Goats minor league baseball game.