Sunday, May 1, 2016
(My career began in this building. I actually ended up working for two different companies located here. Gorgeous views from up on 32. As a senior associate, I scored an awesome cube that faced a line of windows overlooking Boston Harbor and the airport. Watching those planes made me contemplate my choice of basically working in a box.)
The girls have been learning about Massachusetts state history as it is part of the third grade curriculum. Some teachers have assigned projects that involve earning points by visiting certain historical locations in the state. For the girls' project, they had to read a book (or books) about a historic figure in Massachusetts, and complete a timeline of major events in that person's life. They were all given a completely optional project of visiting historical places in the state and creating small posters with pictures.
For an afternoon outing, we decided to bring the girls into Boston and walk part of the Freedom Trail. I should note that this was the day after our 3 mile bike/walk, after which we had visited a playground. I gave Anna some time to cool down and recover in between. And then to top it all off, we had attended a birthday party for one of Rich's sisters that night. We had intended to leave by 8:30 so that the girls would be in bed, and hopefully asleep by 9:00, which is pretty much the norm for them. We actually didn't end up getting home until 9:30. So they were tired the next day and hiking around Boston wasn't exactly at the top of their list of things they wanted to do. More Disney training! We brought our old Britax single stroller for Anna in case she needed it. And she did.
We are in kind of a weird spot with Anna. What do we do when there's a ton of walking and we know that she physically may not be able to handle it? She's small enough to still fit in a stroller and look like a tall toddler. No one says anything or looks at her questioningly. The best part is that she absolutely doesn't give a crap.
We made a handful of stops along the Freedom Trail which was perfect for an afternoon outing.
Old State House and Boston Massacre Site
(We didn't go into the marketplace this time but I popped in here for lunch for years and years. I should do a guide on where/what to eat here. I actually want to share more on what to do/where to eat in Boston. After 20+ years, I feel a bit like an expert with that subject matter.)
Paul Revere House
Old North Church
(This was the favorite and most interesting stop.)
I hope you enjoyed seeing a bit of our city. More to come! With food!!