While my parents were in town they kept the kids so Nathan and I could go to Boston for the day. The weather turned out to be lest than ideal but we made the best of it and saw as much as we could. Since we haven't ever gone to Boston we really wanted to start with a history tour. I found a discounted trolley tour on Groupon and we hopped on and off most of the day.
We started at Paul Revere's house but for some odd reason it wasn't open for the day. After that we walked over to Old North Church since it was close. The church was beautiful and we happened to get there just in time for a short history presentation.
We ended up around Chinatown around lunch time so we had some very yummy Vietnamese food. After we were nice and full we walked over to Boston Common and the Public Gardens.
We almost missed one of our buses because we were trying to find Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings. I wanted to get a picture for the kids since Make Way For Ducklings is one of their favorite books right now.
Our trolley tour came with a boat tour of the harbor. It was very wet and foggy but we still heard a lot of interesting information and it was a neat seeing Boston from the water.
Quincy Market was our last stop before catching the subway back to our parking spot. We were ready to get back in our warm, dry car and head home by the end of the day.
Next time we want to take the kids and let them see the Public Gardens and Mrs. Mallard. We're just waiting for some really warm, sunny weather.