March 6th was an unseasonably warm day, a whopping 50 degrees! It felt like a heat wave smack in the middle of one of the worst winters I can remember. The worst/best winter was that of my junior year in college, where there was enough snow to cancel classes for 5 days, with a weekend in between. It was epic! You 7 ladies know what I'm talking 'bout!
Anywho, I was sitting at my apartment when my sister in law Sybil called, saying that they were taking a walk through the North End and wanted to see if I want to join them. I ended up declining, but the second I hung up realized that I did actually want to go. I got ready quickly and booked it over to NeBo [North End Boston] to surprise them. I got a wicked awesome parking spot and called them to see where abouts they were. They were just walking into the Old North Church, so I made my way over to meet them. I must have walked by the Old North Church about 1 million times in my life, but I cannot remember if I'd ever been inside. It's pretty spectacular, as you can imagine, as it's the oldest standing church in Boston. Some of you might have heard of this guy, Paul Revere? Well he did some big things at the Old North Church in 1775 and now it's crazy famous. Officially. On their website it says 'Crazy Famous'.
After taking a lap through the church, we made our way to the Copp's Hill cemetery to check out some of the historic gravestones. Will it sound downright horrible of me to say that the only time I've walked through this cemetery was after a night of drinking? Probably.
My brother Ronny knows quite a bit of history, and explained that soldiers used to take up target practice in the cemetery, trying to hit specific letters, and here you can see where some of musket ball's hit. And yes, I actually googled 'Musket Bullets' to see what came up. According to Wikipedia they are simply called balls.
Quick shot of Little Miss Chlo pointing out all the bullet holes, followed immediately by a random photo shoot of Cam and Chloe just standing near a grave stone.
This is where Chloe thought she could rise someone from the dead with a simple spell. So she stood here, repeated creepy chants and hoped that a body would pop out of the ground. I'm the adult here and was totally freaked out. I grabbed her and quickly tried to change the subject. She kept looking behind her being like 'but the BODY! We need to see the body!' Kids these days.
We were heading out of the cemetery when I saw this little green sliver of a house. It only took me a minute to realize that it's the skinny house, the narrowest house in Boston. We walked over to it and all but trespassed, trying to figure out how one could lay out furniture and actually live in a space that narrow - I might have been able to reach across the front and the house reached from fingertip to fingertip. It is pretty adorable though! It has it's own Wikipedia page too!
After finishing up being absolute creeps, we walked down Salem Street to Push Cart pizza for some lunch. Ratty was heading back to his apartment around this time and stopped off to meet us for some pizza and a beer. It was a great, impromptu little outing!