Our second touristy outing was a bit backwards.   This ended up being a bit of a running theme for the visit, nearly anything that had a suggested travel order we ended up doing in reverse by accident!  So when my parents and I decided to do the Freedom Trail we started at Bunker Hill and wandered back to Boston Common over the course of the afternoon.

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We stopped for all the important tourist sights along the way:  cannolis from Mike's Pastry, a visit to Paul Revere's (rather boring!) house, a picnic lunch, quite a few old graveyards... the important stuff.  I went with my watermelon playsuit and lace-up pumps for an outfit that would be practical for a bit of walking but still cute and summery and I was not disappointed with my choices!

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...Although clearly by midafternoon my energy was declining.  Is it time for another snack?  Water?  Sitting?  I definitely enjoyed the experience, though, and would recommend it to other tourist folks.  Having a group to be silly with and one of the many official guidebooks was a great help, and stopping for snacks and looking around was essential to our continued sanity.

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Watermelon playsuit blouse and skirt: Made by me
Green ribbed sweater: Made by me
Bakelite bangles: All sorts of places
Green Chelsea Crew pumps: Modern Millie (surprisingly comfy for a day of walking!)
Giant black purse: Marshall's
1950s black hat: Antiques shop somewhere