Got to the hotel, unloaded our stuff and went out in search of dinner. We went HERE:
Yep....this is the "original" Cheers...the one that was the inspiration for the TV series (the sign on the street and the stairs down look the same to me, but that's about it). The OTHER Cheers in Boston is a replica of the TV show set. Anyway....we had beers and a meal (Jeannie had a Oriental Chicken salad, and I had the fish and chips). Total bill: $ FIFTY DOLLARS!!! (the beer was Sam Adams btw). OK...THAT was a bit pricey...and the food wasn't even very good. Quite honestly, I'd recommend you DO NOT eat there...get your picture, have a beer ($7 EACH) if you MUST, then go about anywhere else (we walked past more than a few Pubs that all looked promising on our way there). Oh well...live and learn. One more tidbit: they have a gift-shop....I really planned on getting a Cheers T-shirt. Yeah....they're $30 EACH. Didn't happen. We'd already been robbed. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
That's about it for today (Wednesday)...I'll simply make updates to this post as the next few days here progress. We fly to Munich on Saturday evening and will open a new post then. Have a great day at work! (Bwa-ha-ha-ha...insert my best internet evil-laugh here). I LOVE VACATION!
UPDATE: Saturday 9/19
Wow...these last 2 days have FLOWN by! We are having a leisurely morning in the room (and I'm doing laundry so we fly with all clean clothes for our start in Munich). The concierege lounge here in the Marriott is closed on weekends (rats!)...so we've now used up all the coffee in the room, plus an extra I scored from housekeeping. Jeannie is getting ready, laundry is in the dryer, and I'm STARVED! I already scarfed down my half of a little Boston Creme Pie (from the Omni/Parker Hotel...which invented Boston Creme Pie btw)...ahh...DELICIOUS with my 1st cup of coffee! We have a late checkout for 6pm (had to pay a bit extra, but we don't get pushed to the curb at 1pm that way). We can shower and change into travel clothes, take a cab to the airport right around 6pm, and we fly around 8:50pm tonight....the lovely redeye!
ANYWAY....we did the entire Freedom Trail over the last 2 days....it's a few miles of walking, and our weather was AWESOME! Mid 80's....on the verge of hot, but MUCH better than cold IMO.