Tuesday, April 24, 2007

One Lucky Commuter

I use to think that my commute from Beacon Hill to Post Office Square was the best going. And now that spring time is upon us that could still hold true.

I am becoming very happy with my commute from Charlestown to Post Office Square. But I am becoming extremely happy with my commute from Post Office Square to Charlestown.
Almost my whole walk when I leave work is on the Freedom Trail. As soon as the Trail hits the North End I go left and pick it up on the Charlestown Bridge. It’s a nice walk!

When I leave work I am only about a block from The Old State house.
As I walk down Congress Street I cut through the Union Oyster House which is the oldest restaurant in Boston and the oldest restaurant in continuous service in the U.S. I went here on my 18th birthday and had lobster for the first time. That's a lot for a gal from Wisconsin.
From there I walk down a street that borders the North End and onto the Charlestown Bridge, this is such a pretty view of the Bunker Hill Monument.
This is my least favorite part, the grates always make me freaked as if they'll open. I will have to take a picture when I walk across to prove it is a bit nerve racking. It really gets me when big trucks and buses cross while i'm on it!
After you cross the bridge you enter the City Square Park, first site of the Massachusetts Bay Colony government.

After I go over a few streets I'm home and very thankful of the wonderful historical city I live in!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I live in Charlestown too and do almost that same walk home! It's the best...when it's nice out. The bridge is TERRIBLY cold in the winter! Enjoy today's "commute" home!

S.

Delaney Gates said...

Oh, such a lovely walk!

Suz said...

so pretty and very historic, my ride past the stip clubs and chop shops sure do pale in comparison, but at least I get some good stories out of it!

Libby said...

That's a *perfect* commute, Kimba! I'm tres jelous!

(ps: no distance is too far for a Dunks!)

Hannah Lane said...

I did enjoy your walk. Funny, I have lived in Mass my whole life and I just don't take advantage of Boston like I should!

Cloggsy said...

The street that the Oyster House is on, reminds me soooo much of London. Almost to the point where I could miss the place!

RED said...

Jealous! What a great walk!! (especially when it's nice out) I would LOVE to walk to/from work. I have got to get to boston, looks awesome!

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

You are one lucky commuter, Boston is a great city! My commute is not so historical but is short and sweet (like I like it) so I can't complain!

KK said...

What a lucky commute for you! These pictures remind me of the great vacation hubby and I had in Boston! I'm very jealous!!!

jilly said...

You are so lucky. That is one of my mom's favorite parts of Boston, and every time we visit together, we do almost the same walk. It is so nice to be able to review history as you stroll! Lucky duck!

Erin said...

What a gorgeous commute! I miss the days when I could walk home from work, but even then, I never had such history to keep me compnay on the way home.

Christina said...

Your commute is so great! I love Boston, especially in the summer and spring:)

dmmlandcruiser said...

That was great! Felt like I was right there with you!

Donna said...

Loved seeing your walk. I am so jealous! You are so lucky to live in such a great place!
Donna (kep's aunt)

IrishEyes said...

What a perfect way to show your walk. . .with the photos. Awesome. . .I felt like I walked all the way home with you! How many trolley's did you see on your way. . .or 'Ducks' quacking at you?? :-)

Kimberly said...

I never knew the Ducks went through Charestown until i almost sideswiped one.

HEY i'm a good driver!

TV said...

hey kimba - i just started reading your blog recently and this one post made me miss boston more than i thought possible!