The third part of our road trip saw us heading back north to Boston and then beginning the journey home with a stopover in Buffalo. The skies were gray but luckily the rain held off while in Boston as we spent most of the day outside walking the Freedom Trail. Of course our days on the road were met with clear blue skies and warm temperatures.
Missing from this leg are stops in Syracuse and Cleveland for meals at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and Melt Bar and Grilled, respectively. You’d never expect to find amazing barbeque in the middle of New York but that’s exactly what you’ll find at Dinosaur. It’s a highly recommended stop if you’re ever in the area. The same with Melt and their unique twist on the grilled cheese sandwich. Also missing are the majestic views as we wound through the mountains of Vermont. The scenic detour into Vermont meant the only state I’ve never been to east of the Mississippi is Delaware. It looks like I have a good excuse to visit the Dogfish Head brewery now.
We stopped into America’s oldest restaurant, the Union Oyster House, for a lunch of chowder and fresh oysters. If you ever eat there sit at the bar and listen to the stories the bartenders tell. You might even get to see a lobster holding a napkin and a fork.
After Old North Church we caught a peek at Bunker Hill Monument in the distance before turning around and walking back to Boston Common to catch a train to Fenway Park. We stopped at Modern Pastry on a whim when we saw the crowds of people heading in and out and the delectable cannoli through the window.
After a long car ride and a night spent in Buffalo we ventured north to Niagara Falls before making the final drive home. We weren’t quite sure why everyone found the falls so impressive. They looked kind of small to us.