Monday, August 22, 2011

Boston on the cheap

last on our summer list…..Trip to Boston to visit Uncle Brian!!!

we love the city!!!

so much to see, so much to do!!!

did you know that Target sponsors $1 Friday night admission to the Children’s Museum??  We knew it was going to be a zoo but we couldn’t pass it up…..we went from 5-7pm and flew through the whole museum….when we left there was still a line out the door….

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1st thing the next morning we headed downtown,

a quick hello to the harbor seals at the aquarium,

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and we hopped on the city’s boat ferry

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for a great view of the city!!!

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and for $1.70 each, kids free, it took us across the harbor to the USS Constitution!!

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one happy little boy!!!

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did i mention there was free admission onto the ship????

just make sure you bring your picture ID…its an active navy ship and security is tight! we found this out the hard way…i forgot my ID and had to spend a nice quiet hour by myself in the visitors center…while the kids explored the ship.

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so i put hubby in charge of picture taking and he got this great one of coop putting the flag up!

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next we started walking the freedom trail…and man the city was hot!!!!

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next stop…. the Bunker Hill Memorial

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up 295 steps….and down 295 steps,

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after lunch at Joe’s Bar & Grill, and a round of delicious frozen mudslides we headed to the Greenway’s water fountains to cool off!!!

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last stop….Red Bull was sponsoring a cliff diving competition off of the ICA building into the harbor…..

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what??!!!

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pretty crazy!!!

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our day ended back at Uncle Brian’s house, ordering take-out, and early bedtimes for two tired kiddos!!!

2 comments:

KERRY said...

Boston looks like an awesome city! My husband is going there for work next month, geez I wish I was going too!!
Looks like you had a great day, thanks for sharing. I love learning about somewhere I have never visited :)

sloan said...

hey there, jess, i went MIA again for just about all of august ... summer's just been way to busy this year for me to plug into blogging ... sigh ... i just got caught up over here - you guys have been so busy enjoying that beautiful western mass scenery, looks like so much fun!! and this post on boston?! how fun is that?? we were away for the last 10 days - got back just in time for irene to hit ... not too bad for us on the north shore, but i'll bet you guys got hit pretty hard out there - i've been wondering if you're ok? hope so ...