As mentioned in our Easter post, we traveled for a weekend away to Boston over the Easter weekend. We were all pretty excited to go there. Richard and I because Boston has been top of our list of places to visit. Knox and Tate because they got to travel on a train (albeit, their excitement diminished an hour or so into the ride) and because they were having a weekend away from home.
The first thing we did once we arrived in Boston and after dropping our bags off at our hotel; was to head to Boston Common. Boston Common is essentially the Central Park of Boston. Though not as big of course!
I’m sure in the summer months Boston Common looks a lot lovelier than it did when we saw it. But given that Boston has just come out of an awful winter (even worse than NY); I’m not surprised it wasn’t looking that lush yet.
As soon as Tate and Knox realised there was a playground in Boston Common, they HAD to go and give it a go. It was given their expert seal of approval. Richard and I however found it incredibly busy; with some very big kids who didn’t have any consideration for the toddlers trying to use the equipment appropriately.
After testing out the playground we continued to wander through the Common. Tate was given a choice of directions and what structure to check out first. He chose the Soldiers and Sailors Monument over the Parkman Bandstand. The monument commemorates the soldiers and sailors who died in the U.S. Civil War.
From Boston Common you can walk in to Boston Public Garden. A lovely garden, but of course would look a lot nicer in the summer months.
There is a lot more to describe of our first day in Boston, but I will continue it in another post.