a last minute trip to Boston….hubby and the kids had last Friday off so we headed into the city….1st stop New England Aquarium.
we spent over 4 hours exploring everything there was to see…..a bit disappointing was the mammal exhibit was closed and the sharks were taken out of the big tank…..and there were a gazillion kids on their school field trips.
when we lived in the city Rob’s work had their summer party here….after hours….with a jazz band and open bar. We had the aquarium all to ourselves (no kiddos at the time), walked around with a glass of wine in our hands, and got to see the penguins sleeping…..they snuggle when they sleep, so cute.
during the feeding presentation they showed us how they trained the penguins to hop into this little box so they could weigh each penguin….it was so cute watching the penguins wait in line and then take turns hopping into the box.
2nd stop memory lane…. Dorchester Heights in South Boston
11 years ago on October 23rd hubby and i went for a walk one morning….our fist house was a triple decker and we lived right around the corner from this park….those were the days when i could parallel park on a hill and my commute to work was a drive right through the city…..but i wasn’t living there just yet…..i was two hours away living at home trying to pay off college loans, working as an inside sales rep. for GE….making twice as much as i would if I had gone straight into education….long story short…hubby got down on one knee and proposed that morning….yippeeee!
3rd stop the North End
we crashed a neighborhood Halloween party, watched the kids costume parade and hit Mike’s for our cannoli fix…….
i think if i ever had to live in the city again i would want to live in the North End….and i would work my way through all the goodies at Mike’s….
a quick trip to the city is always so much fun!!!