One Last Boston Morning

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Our last day in Boston.

We were up early, and we didn't need to leave for the airport until around 11:30 or so. After getting ready and packing everything up, we hit the streets of Boston again.

We had missed the "Make Way for Ducklings" when we visited the Boston Public Garden on our first day in the city, so we headed back there. I had a feeling that Nora would get a kick out of it so we set out to find it.

As expected, Nora was fascinated. We let her out of the stroller and she spent a good 10-15 minutes having a blast with all of the ducks.
She pet them, she pointed out their eyes, and put her fingers in their mouths. She tried to climb on them. It was hysterically cute.
Because of how much Nora enjoyed it, this was easily one of my favorite parts of the trip. It's amazing how kids can change your perspective on things. :)

We eventually peeled her away and walked toward the pond to see the REAL ducks, which Nora also liked. Only downside? The real ones didn't let her get as close to them! haha
After our time in the Boston Public Garden, we made our way back to the Freedom Trail to try to make it a bit further on it. We retraced some of our steps from Saturday. It was a nice morning for a walk.

Ever seen The Departed? This golden dome makes a few appearances. :)
Paul Revere's house!
The Paul Revere House was on a really cool street. Check out the cobblestones. Awesome.
We made it as far as Copp's Hill Burial Ground (seen above), and had to turn back toward our hotel in order to get to the airport on time. Unfortunately, we didn't get to finish the Freedom Trail, but we'll have to put it on our list for when we come back someday.

We snapped a few more photos on our way back...

We stopped back into our hotel to get all of our stuff, and made our way (slowly) down to the T. Nora wanted to be held instead of going in the stroller, so I carried her in the Ergo! At 26ish (I'm guessing) pounds, I would have preferred to wear her on my back, but I had a backpack to carry, too.
It actually wasn't too bad, but once we were on the train, Nora wanted down... so in the stroller she went. :)

At the airport, we had some time to kill before boarding, so we sat down for some lunch. PB&J for Nora, which she devoured. She even wanted to lick the knife clean!

For the flight home, Nora was pretty good again. A little restless and curious, but mostly good. I need to get her some toddler headphones for our next trip--I tried to show her how to use mine but she wasn't a fan of putting them in her ears. :)

She experimented with holding them up like I showed her, though. :)

We flew over Niagara Falls with a pretty cool view!
Because of the timing of our flight and all, Nora skipped her nap. Once we got into the car at the airport and started heading home, she was out cold!

All in all, it was a great trip... but it's always good to be home.


Anonymous,  September 5, 2012 at 12:32 PM  

thank you for sharing your pictures of Boston...they brought back such wonderful memories of when we spent time there when my youngest was a little older than Nora....again thank you...I just wanted to also add that I have followed your blog from day one and feel like part of the Heather Drive and Michael are such and handsone can see the love and respect you have for one another in your eyes...and you little Nora is an angle...bless you all....

Krystie September 7, 2012 at 12:39 PM  

so cool to see Niagara Falls overhead since we were just there in the freezing cold month of January! Glad you guys had a great time! Boston is on our bucket list, but we still have a few destinations ahead before we get there :)

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