Monday, July 21, 2014

Boston: America's Walking City

We arrived in Boston (wait for it...) super late and Rachel and Jeremy were waiting up for us with beds ready for everyone. After Allen and Jeremy found a parking spot about 4 blocks away, we all slept soundly. The next morning we awoke to rain, but that doesn't stop us!  We had breakfast and then headed out on an adventure.

We walked over to this cool fountain at the Christian Science Center

then checked out the awesome architecture of the Boston Public Library, the first public library in the United States.  From there we hopped on the subway

and surfaced near Boston's Freedom Trail.

Umbrellas up, we trekked over to the Bunker Hill Monument which is an obelisk, much like the well-known Washington Monument, only smaller, and walked the 294 steps to the top.

We also explored the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship in the world that is still afloat. The kids liked resting in the hammocks and touching things they probably weren't supposed to.  It was fun.

We wish we had a couple more days to spend there - Boston has so much history and character that we couldn't see it all in one day.

Eventually we rode the subway back to Rachel and Jeremy's place.
 Princess tried subway surfing with some serious encouragement from Uncle Jeremy

We did a lot of playing games, visiting, eating and just hanging out that night.  It was fantastic.

Here are Rachel and Jeremy's two cuties, Big B and Little B. Getting to know them better was one of the best parts of this trip. 

It was hard to leave the next morning, especially when Big B started crying as we drove away.  Talk about heartbreaking.  We felt a little better about it knowing we would see them in a week or so at the family reunion in Texas. 

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