Inside the gates of Harvard. Look at all those smart people milling about.
The Boston Public Garden swan boats. Yes, we rode them. I think we were the only ones on the boats without children. We were getting tired by this time and figured this would give us a chance to sit for awhile. I sort of thought that our boat driver would tell us a few things along the way, but no, he just pedaled.
This may sound strange, but before leaving home I prayed that God would orchestrate our days. Knowing that we would have a limited amount of time, and hoping to spend a limited amount of money, I just wanted to get the most “bang for my buck,” if you will, out of our trip. While there were moments today when I was wishing that God hadn’t orchestrated quite so much walking in our day, I just found it very cool that we happened along this sign on our way back to the tour trolley. I considered staying and witnessing to the people who passed by, thinking that perhaps there would some day be another plaque here saying one of them came to know Christ at this location and they’d be a famous evangelist, but there really wasn’t anyone around and there was still a lot to see.
This is actually the back view of the Old State House. On the other side is a balcony where the Declaration of Independence was first read to the public. Every year on the Independence day it is read at this site. Wouldn’t that be cool to witness?
While this view of the Leonard P. Zakim-Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge doesn’t really show you how it spans the Charles River, it was still my best shot of the bridge. This bridge, opened in 2003, is the widest cable-stayed bridge in the world and boasts a total of 10 lanes for traffic. It’s an amazing structure.
Thursday we head to Cape Cod. We’ll see if I can tackle the Boston traffic and make our way there without getting lost. Hopefully I’ll have more pictures for you later in the week.