You’ve followed the Freedom Trail all the way to Faneuil Hall .
All around this area are reminders of Boston’ s past .
Like that building with the clock in the middle , that used to be the Customs House .
Now it’s a hotel .
It’s picture time with Faneuil Hall I the background .
Then, as now, Faneuil Hall was a place to meet as well as a place to buy goods .
In colonial times , it was a place to protest against the British rule .
Some of these protesters back then might have been college students in Boston , just like the four of you .
Right in front of Faneuil Hall is a statue of someone who you gather is very important and famous , judging by the many people taking pictures .
Indeed this statue is of someone very famous in Boston and American history .
It’s Samuel Adams , now known as ” The Beer Guy.” .
But to the British , he was ” public enemy number one.”
He was not only a Patriot and we aren’t talking about the football team , he was an ORIGINAL New England Patriot.
By the way , he really did brew beer.
You just can’t make up this stuff about some of the Founding Fathers of Boston , they had real jobs while doing all this plotting against the British .
You all walk into one of the many gift shops and see a tee shirt you really want to get.
It reads: “BOSTON -STRONG SINCE 1630.”
The streets around the area haven’t changed since 1630 either, it seems .
They’re still cobblestone and you all still have trouble walking on them just like did when you first came to Boston all those many years ago .
One of the girls wants to go into the Victoria Secret store.
Not the rest of you though .
You see a statue that all of you recognize .
It’s the statue of the late Boston Celtics legendary coach , Red Auerbach .
He’s got a cigar in his hand, just like he used to whenever the Celtics won a game .
All of this sightseeing and shopping has made you all really hungry .
It’s a cold, crisp New England day.
It’s time for some comfort food , like a bowl of New England Clam Chowder .
Or at least that was comfort food to four teenagers straight outta San Diego so many years ago .