Yesterday was SO MUCH FUN! It's indescribably fantastic to have a husband who's available on the weekends again. We walked the Freedom Trail from beginning to end with breaks to check out historical sites, buy pastries, eat lunch, and finally eat the afore mentioned pastries. This post is a little over the top with photos, but for those of you who used to live here, I hope it's a treat to see Boston. Most of the photos were taken by Colin, all rights reserved...some of them are really nice!
Waiting for the train
Follow the red brick line!
This little guy is SO glad to be with his daddy.
I wanted to get Boston sweatshirts for the whole family, but I couldn't sell Colin on the idea and they didn't have Brian's size. So the girls got new sweatshirts! Mine will replace a grey zip hoodie that I've had since Elizabeth was about 4 months old. It's beat and it's time to say good-bye. Elizabeth's is huge and will fit her until she's ten. I felt like such a tourist; it was fun!
I loved this little row house and only after I took the picture did I realize how the mini made it even more enchanting. It was such a delight to walk these back roads of Boston, with the narrow streets and row houses all smashed together. I've never been on the trail beyond the Old North Church. Boston is a dear old town. I will miss it!
Colin humored me to get a cheesy and touristy family photo next to this Freedom Trail map. At this point we were in Charlestown and headed down to the Navy Yard to see Ol' Ironsides before we climbed up Bunker Hill.
Bunker Hill Monument
We made it!
But did not climb it.
Lunch at the 99.
We always come back for more!
You may be familiar with Mike's canoli, but you gotta try the Lobster Tail. It is ENORMOUS and stuffed with a blend of vanilla cream, ricotta cheese, and whipped cream. What?!
As I thought about things I wanted to do before we left town, this was one day-trip I wanted to spend with the family. It exceeded my expectations!