Monday, June 23, 2008

Make Way for Ducklings

Our first weekend in the Boston area and it was a good one. Of course, we're in that "vacation" stage of moving where everything is new and exciting but it's definitely nice to have different things to do. In Maine, we were near some beautiful places but most were about an hour drive. Here, we're about a 10 minute drive to downtown Boston which is so convenient.

On Saturday afternoon, we went in to the see "the ducks". I find it amusing that kids are SO entertained by these little statues. It's also even more amusing to watch adult tourists wait for the kids to get off to get a picture of them - ummm, it's not going to happen! For those of you that don't know, they're from the book "Make Way for Ducklings" that's about a group of ducks that live in Boston.

After seeing the ducks, we ventured over to the swan boats.

Then we hit the crazy playground that's on Boston Common. I say crazy because the place is always packed and just insane with kids. Of course, Cameron loved every minute of it. Afterwards, we got a balloon sword. Unfortunately, dealing with weapon toys and scary faces is just something that comes with having boy children. At least he debated for a moment on whether to get a sword or a flower.

That lasted about 5 minutes before he popped it and then asked for another one. Ummm, no, I told you that it would pop if you were rough with it. It was a great afternoon and these types of things will even be more enjoyable when this baby is out of my belly. It's become a bit difficult to walk, my legs hurt and breathing just isn't as easy.

And of course, it wouldn't be complete with the token side profile shirt. Can you tell that I'm having trouble finding shirts that are LONG enough. Oh, being tall and prego is not fashionably easy.

Sunday we went to a nearby beach area for lunch. Most of the beach areas around the city are pretty ghetto but still nice to be able to go to a beach and get some fried fish. No pics' since we didn't actually hang out at the beach very long. There was a major wind storm so we ended up getting food and after sand blowing in our faces, we ended up eating it in the car. So much for that ;-)


Trace said...

It sounds like a such a nice day! BTW, we're going to Boston this weekend and we made a reservation at the place you recommended...beautiful pics and reasonably priced in comparison to others in the area. It is also close to the Amtrak station. Thanks for the suggestion! I wanted to go on the Swan boat. Is it lame?

R said...

The pics are great. I can't believe he will be here soooo soon.

Candice said...

Yay! You're going to love it! And you can't get a better location than that particular hotel. I love the Swan Boats, they're so cute and peaceful. Plus, it's totally cheap so if you don't like it, it's not like you wasted money.

There's also Duck Tours, I've never been but it's a good touristy way to see the entire city.
They leave from a location that's very close to the hotel you'll be staying at.

Stacey said...

Looks very beautiful! Angele wants to visit Boston one day. I went when I was about 12 years old and thought it was a pretty city.

I laughed at this:
And of course, it wouldn't be complete with the token side profile shirt.
Because I'm sure you meant "shot" but you were concerned about the shirt. Heh. I found H&M had really nice long shirts. Not preggo shirts but just long ones that worked even better than a lot of maternity tops I had from the big maternity stores. Not sure if you have H&M there. Although what's the point now--you're almost done. :)

Candice said...

hahaha...I didn't even notice that slip of words. Right, I'm refusing to buy any more maternity clothes right now since I'm nearing the end. You did remind me that I'm close to an H&M - maybe some post prego shopping :-)

It's a great city - worth a visit! And I think super kid friendly which seems rare for most cities.