Boston - Days 1-3

Day 1

We started our adventure to Boston on such a high. We couldn't get a room at one of those park and fly hotels, so drove over the morning of our flight. We had to be on the road by 4am. We got ready, packed the car, then took the kids from their beds and put them in the car. Surprisingly, none of the kids cried. The drive over went well and we made it to the airport with plenty of time to spare. Callum was getting pretty tired when we were boarding the plane. I thought this would be prefect. We would get in the air and he would konk out. Well, the joke was on me. That kid refused to nap and was on edge for hours. Finally, the seatbelt sign went on, which sent him into a full on meltdown. He was screaming hysterically for maybe 15 minutes before calming down and going to sleep. He slept for an hour and a half and woke in a better mood. 

We got to Boston and went to our airbnb apartment. Then we took the kids to a deli, picked up dinner and took it to a park to eat. I'm guessing because of our early morning start, all of us got on east coast time right away and went to bed at our normal time. 

Day 2

We woke to pouring rain. But we were full of optimism and decided to head out. We stopped at the Quincy Market for some food to escape from the rain, on our way to the children's museum. We made it about half way to the children's museum before our jackets had soaked through and we were now being soaked, so threw in the towel and got an uber for the rest of the journey. We should have just done that from the beginning! 

Anyway, we spent several hours at the children's museum and only left when it closed. By then the rain had slowed, though not stopped. But we decided to walk home anyway. We stopped at a chipotle we saw for dinner before continuing on home. The kids were super tired from playing all afternoon and went to sleep super easy. 

^^ This climbing contraption went up three stories!!! And lucky for us parents, the only exit was back at the bottom. 

Day 3

We took a trolly around Boston to kind of see the highlights. The only stop we got off at was MIT in Cambridge. We ate lunch at a food truck on campus, went in a building we weren't supposed to be in to let the kids go the bathroom and got in trouble for the kids playing on a monument on campus that apparently isn't supposed to be played on. MIT is a very kid friendly campus, haha! 

After the trolly ride, we stumbled upon a bunch of hulahoops in the park and the kids played with them for a while. Ian would roll the hulahoops and the kids would run and jump through them while they were rolling. They were actually quite successful at this and it was also quite entertaining to watch. 

^^ Isla saw some older girls doing this, so decided to give it a go

The Paul Revere house is literally right around the corner from our apartment, so we hit it up on the way home. What's really crazy is they have several pieces of Paul Revere's furniture still and it all is in very good condition and a few pieces look like things you would find in homes today. 

I wasn't quite ready to go back to the apartment, so started walking around and following this church steeple. We never got to the church because we stumbled upon a park just after I took this picture and the kids played for a while. Isla made a little friend and the mom (who is from Boston) said she knew of Modesto because of Scott and Laci Peterson. #awesome

We left the park and picked up some really tasty pizza on the way home. And, again, from such a long day, bedtime was super easy. 

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