Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Playing Tourist in Boston

Today was a nice quiet day at home hanging out with my parents, something we definitely needed after tromping around Boston in the heat on Tuesday. We met up with my almost sister, Shannon and her two daughters. Our moms were college roommates and I've known Shannon since she was born.  Despite both having grown up in the area neither Shannon nor I spent much time in Boston so we played tourist for the day. 

The first stop was the Public Garden where we took a swan boat ride. 

The Sprog was telling me that the sun was in his eyes when I snapped the photo. Oh well, you get the idea. It was a fun, silly little thing to do and entirely enjoyable.  The last time Shannon and I rode the swan boats we were little kids. I was so pleased that the three teenagers got into the spirit of it and had fun. There wasn't an eye roll the entire day. 

Next we walked over to the graveyard at the Park Street Church.  

We paid our respects at Paul Revere's grave. 

It's fascinating to look at the old grave markers, read the names and ages and speculate about what might have happened. 

The art is really cool too.  

Then we walked over to Faneuil Hall for lunch and tourist shopping.  

A cart selling water color prints caught the Sprog's and my eye so we decided to pick out a picture to take home as a memento of our trip. We settled on this one of the swan boats. I went to pay for it ($10) and the gal asked if I'd be interested in buying 3 for $25. I declined.  Then she offered to sell me 2 for $15. So at that price, what the heck?  

Sprog picked out this one to bring home too. 

After ice cream (everyone else) and a cannoli (me) it was time to brave the "T" (Boston subway system) at rush hour and make our way home.  

It was hot and I was dressed more for trying to stay comfortable than for making a fashion statement so it didn't bother taking an outfit picture. Well, really I forgot in the morning and by the time I got home in the evening I had been sweating so much that there was no way I was going to take a picture of myself. Tomorrow I'll be heading back into Boston to meet up with Stacy for dinner. I'll try to remember to get a picture of my outfit before I head out into the heat. 

1 comment:

  1. I love that we get to travel around with you! the boat ride is just so lovely and your prints are beautiful and yes! I look forward to your outfit pic! x x x