Final Days As Tourists in Boston Before We Move

Today was Nils’ turn to do some immigration things – his bio metrics (finger prints) in Boston.  So we all took a trip in and made a day out of it.  We had some fun at the Boston Common playground, Boston Public Garden, a few rides on the MBTA and then a walk through Downtown Crossing to find him some shoes (unsuccessful) and then a trip over to Fenway park to get Nils a new Red Sox hat. [Also unsuccessful due to head size issues ;)].

Here are tons of photos of the kids having a lot of fun, as usual.

Boston
Playground fun
She was telling me the froggie goes swimming with goggles.
Look at me, give you a heart attack as I climb up here.
Fun on a carousel
Carousel – named Clunker Stripes
More fun on Cluncker Strips ??
Hold on tight
Riding Klagen
Make Way for Ducklings
Make Way for Ducklings
Make Way for Ducklings
Make Way for Ducklings
Make Way for Ducklings
Bridge at Public Garden
Look Mom, no hands
Listening to the bagpipes and watching chipmunks (squirrels)

Slide Fun

Boston Tourists – Duck Tours!

We were thinking about taking Soren on the Codzilla but as my parents were on vacation this week, Pakie suggested we do a Boston Duck Tour instead.  Unfortunately based on a mini Duck Tour in Hyannis this June, we knew Maebh is too young and would never enjoy it yet stay still.  So Nils kept her home and came to the city later to meet up with us. .
In fact he surprised us and came to the entrance where the Ducks enter/exit the water – and there was Maebh and Papa waving.   We then traveled over to the Boston Common Playground – Soren’s favorite as they have a high Fire Pole for him to practice his skills.
Lonnie & Pakie, Soren & I set out on a Duck Tour aboard the OLGA IRONSIDES – piloted by Boagie Sparks!
Olga is named for the U.S.S. Constitution, also known as Old Ironsides. The U.S.S. Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship in the world and is located in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Launched on October 21, 1797, it was the flagship of a young American nation and took over 4 years to build. Some of the hardware was manufactured by one of Boston’s greatest patriots, Paul Revere. In 2004, Olga was christened next to the U.S.S Constitution, by the ship’s commanding officer at the time, Lewin C. Wright.

 

Boagie Sparks giving us his
Soren got to pilot Olga Ironsides.

 

Soren & Boagie.
Passing another boat in the Charles River
Lonnie & Pakie ready to go
Fascinated in the lock.
Here we are
View of Boston from Olga Ironsides.
Trinity Church, Old & New John Hancock Buildings.

 

Salt & Pepper Bridge with golden dome State House in the background.
Famous Citco Sign – which Soren calls “GAS COMPANY”
Back Bay
Peak of the Citgo Sign under the Salt & Pepper Bridge
Museum of Science (with a Duck Tour)
Lock had to open for a couple boats.
And we’re in the water
And we’re out of the water.
Leo Zakim Bridge
Papa & Maebh watching us come out of the water  – a SURPRISE!!
The famous Fire Pole at the Boston Common Playground.

 

Water play at the Boston Common

 

Getting wet – oh no, she ran.
Water play at the Boston Common

 

This is when I realized I had on two different flip flops!!!  OMG

 

My mother in hysterics and my Dad – well he just thinks “whatever”

 

Never see her laugh like this.

 

Water play at the Frog Pond
Jump!

 

Water Play

 

Swimming.
Me and Maebh on the Cat “horse ride”

 

Me and the kids
Up the hill near the tree.
Running down the hill. (an accident waiting to happen)

 

And before we head home, an Italian Ice.

 

Italian Ice

 

Italian Ice with his new Boston hat

 

My handsome boy!