Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Fishies go to Beantown!

On Friday, we drove to Boston. Unfortunately, we did not have the best weather while we were there. We drove through some of the heaviest fog- couldn't even make out the car in front of us. Once we arrived in Boston, we parked and headed over to our hotel. It was absolutely pouring!
Lunch was the first thing on our itinerary- and we knew exactly what we wanted- LOBSTER ROLLS! Gavin enjoyed the french fries and Sarah's lobster bisque. I don't think I have seen him eat so much in one sitting! "Mmm..." "Mmmm..."
We walked over to the Quincy Market and through Fanueil Hall. Julie loved Boston and was trying to figure out which college she wants to attend. Harvard, perhaps? Keep getting a 4.0 and that just might become your reality, little bug.
It's nice that you can depend on Julie to pose for silly pictures.
The North End is gorgeous- we felt like we were walking through our Department 56 snow villages. Boston has such beautiful architecture- a mix of old and new.
Ok, I'll live here - if you insist!
Wondering where Sarah was? This isn't the best picture, but it's Lulu's Bakery! Aren't you shocked?!? Sarah picked up some cupcakes and canolis.

We walked the Freedom Trail from Boston Common to the North End- passing Sam Adam's grave, City Hall, Fanueil Hall, and Paul Revere's House.
Due to the bad weather and an exhausted child- we decided to hang out in our hotel that night so Gavin could run free. Sarah and Julie ordered their dessert via room service- Boston Cream Pies!
Gavin thought his aunts were the coolest as he begged for little bites of pie! Little did we know, we'd soon regret that decision. Gavin spent the next few hours screaming and resisting bed-time.
We went shopping on Newbury St the next morning- it's a beautiful street full of shops located in brownstones. That made it very difficult with a stroller, just too many stairs.
Gavin didn't seem to mind- he crashed out while we took turns wandering in and out of shops. Actually, this is how we all felt by the end of our day. We decided to buy some fresh veggies at the farmer's market, some pasta at an Italian grocery store and head home to make dinner.

All in all, I'd say that my family enjoyed their spring break touring the east coast. We're going to miss the company! There is a lot more to see- come back!


anna woerman said...

Jenny! you look so great and I love that we share a passion for good food! I CANNOT believe those are your baby sisters, I remember a picture of Laura holding baby Sarah at our sisters' 6th grade graduation! WOW!
p.s. I am working on recreating the whoopie pies, when I nail down the recipe I will forward to you ASAP!!! I am thinking the choc cookie dough should be made from brownie mix to give it that dense chewy texture! will let you know! -anna

Emily said...

Looks like you guys had so much fun! I bet your sisters think it's pretty sweet having their oldest sister live in NY - what a great spring break for them!