What a difference a day can make in New England weather. Though still chilly, the day was filled with sunshine. Perfect conditions for a trip downtown and a walk on the Freedom Trail. This self-guided tour takes you through most of the historical sites in the city - meeting halls, churches and cemeteries-all surrounded by sky-scrapers. It has been particularly interesting to me as my students have been learning this month about the Revolutionary War, and I am able to visit the sites which we are currently studying. We climbed the 294 steps to the top of the Bunker Hill Monument and enjoyed a beautiful 360 of the area. We were not able to board the USS Constitution, but viewed the museum. After some pastries at Mikes on Hanover St. we checked out the 'Garden' and North Station. The place was packed with Bruins fans as there was a hockey game tonight. We ended the day with brick-oven pizza and seafood pasta at Antico Formo on Salem St.