Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Boston, Day 1
We had 12 days of vacation in August and it was AWESOME!!!! We began our adventure at 6:30 am on Wednesday and drove straight through to Boston, arriving at 9pm. The kids did an amazing job traveling in the car all day long. This is a picture of the outside of our condo. We stayed in Boston's North End, the Italian district. We were a block away from the Old North church, a million great Italian restaurants (which we unfortunately never got to sample...even one!), the Freedom Trail, Mike's Pastry shop. An amazing location, for sure!
After settling in the first night, we lounged around the next morning and finally decided to head to the New England Aquarium since it was a bit drizzly and cool. I would NOT suggest visiting this aquarium in the middle of August. It was SO crowded! Very difficult to move around and see the exhibits. But all in all, it was OK. We saw an IMAX, some seals, penguins, a huge sea turtle, lots of jellyfish....
After the aquarium, we strolled back to the condo and ended up ordering a pizza from one of the many pizzerias in the North End. We picked it up, avoiding a very long line, and headed to the North End park, where we had a picnic overlooking the Harbor/Charles River. We watched a couple local softball games, helped fish a softball out of the river, played basketball, climbed on the play structure. A great way to end our first day in Boston!