Thursday, October 29, 2009

I ain't afraid of no ghost: Boston Trip, Part 4

In honor of Halloween, I'm sharing the creepiest and final part of our Boston Trip, the Boston Ghosts and Gravestones tour!

Boston Ghosts and Gravestones tour is two hour trip to several Boston graveyards after dark.

They drive guests around in a spooky trolley and then open up the locked graveyards to let everyone walk around while telling tales of the graveyards and people buried there.

Our "doom buggy" (aka evil trolley)

All of the guides dress up in costume and are in character, even the driver of the trolley.

We were scared!

Just kidding, I ain't afraid of no ghost.

These old graveyards at night really look like a movie set.

They told us all kinds of stories of the shipwrecks, serial killers, ghosts, gravediggers, and legends of Boston.

They also shared that the largest graveyard in Boston is actually the Boston Common (the big park in the middle of Boston). However, it is an unmarked graveyard. Apparently, back in the early days of Boston it was used to hang people that were convicted of crimes. But it was too much trouble to bury criminals, so they just would give them shallow grave in the Boston Common . Creepy, right?

Our lovely tour guide decided to demonstrate on the Mr. of what a hanging in the Boston Common looked like.

I'm pretty sure this should be our Christmas Card this year. No?

The funniest part was when our tour guide pretended to lock our tour group in one of the graveyard and ran off. We stood there for minute feeling confused and suddenly an another guide popped out from behind a grave!

So crazy!

It was such an interesting, fun, and unique tour!

But just remember...

When the sun goes down in Boston...

The spooks come out at night!

(This is actually the view from my Mom's apartment. Pretty amazing, huh?)

Are your just joining us for our Boston/New England trip recap?

You can find first three parts here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
And you can view our full trip itinerary in chronological order, click here.


Meagan said...

How fun!! I love tours and spooky things like that!! I want to go to boston soo bad!

Sweet Simplicity said...

You are gorgeous! I want to do a tour like that! It sounds like SO much fun.

Milltini said...

Looks like you had a great trip! And that view is...amazing!!!

Patience said...

You look beautiful in that picture with your moms view. I wish I had that view, I am totally jealous!!

Chic Runner said...

Love all the pics, the purple looks so good on you! :) What a nice sunset you got to enjoy too. Glad you aren't scared of ghosts. I get freaked out easily so this would have been hard for me. ha ha ha

Angry Julie Monday said...

That looks like a very cool and spooky tour!! I love the skyline pictures.

Heather said...

How fun!! My hubby and I are thinking of going to Boston for our 1 year Ann. next Oct and I would love to do all the haunted tours.

Anonymous said...

So, I just have a question- how come in every single pic you put your hands on your hip :)?

Jodie said...

The "scared" picture of you and the hubby is so cute! And, amazing shots from your mom's apartment...what a great view! Looks like you had a lot of fun on your trip and it's cool you were able to experience so many different Bostonian things.

Jen said...

Oh how cute! The driver of that bus looks scary!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I love the picture of you guys being fake afraid lol

Christie said...

What an awesome and fun trip. I had a brief trip to Boston five years ago. I wish I would have been able to take those tours. Looked so fun. I used to live in So Cal, actually born and raised there in El Monte. My family is lifelong Trojan fans. My parents used to have SC and UCLA parties all the time. My father loved his Trojans. He passed this year. Whenever I hear the SC band I cry missing my daddy. I have really enjoyed your blog. Thanks for sharing. GO TROJANS!!!!!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I love ghost tours!! Can't get enough of creepy stuff. And your mom's view?! Awesome. I would never leave her apt!

Lacey said...

We did the Ghosts and Gravestones tour in St. Augustine, Florida! How funny that the "doom buggy" looks exactly the same! We had a blast too...we will have to do this one if we are ever in Boston!

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