Early morning in the Boston Public Gardens
I had a wish list of places to see and things to do before we left, but this was complicated by the fact that I had no independent means of transportation and the fact that there were children involved. :) High on the list was to walk The Freedom Trail, a two (or so) mile walk highlighting historical spots. My brother-in-law took us into Boston and dropped us off at Newbury Street and we made our way from the public gardens to the USS Constitution - and back again. I didn't know where I was going most of the time and was remarkably adept at losing track of the trail itself. But we did it. There was no whining from the children. There were no frustrated tears from me. I'm very proud of myself.
Favorite sights along the path:
I have an oddball photo of my daughter grinning gleefully in front of this sign. Yay for the Boston Massacre!
Eating cannolis from Mike's Pastry in front on The Old North Church. At least, I had a cannoli. My children had cupcakes.
My son ran down the path yelling, "The British are coming! The British are coming!" which made everyone laugh. I think he really thought they were.
His favorite sight on the trail was the USS Constitution.
After returning to the public gardens, we sketched and painted 'round the pond, walked to the library (wow) and met up with my brother-in-law again. Success!