Photo {and Video!} Diary: Boston

Mar 8, 2018



He had fun at the aquarium, promise



The brothers Piper and their offspring

Dinner from the farm garden

Last August Mark had a conference in Boston so Owen and I made the executive decision to tag along, seeing as we'd both never been -- plus Mark's brother and his family live there as well. That is what you call, destiny my friends. Or, "Marcia needs nary an excuse to vacation". Whichever. Owen and I spent the first few days meandering the streets of Boston -- in search of cannoli's and a good time, then spent the weekend in the suburbs on our family's farm.

Side note: if you are ever near Westford, go visit The Maker Farm! My sister-in-law, Emily created the entire farm experience and hosts the coolest classes/camps/parties for kids and adults.

We stayed at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront and walked as much as humanly possible, save for an overzealous jaunt across town by foot followed by the realization Uber only offers car seats in certain cities (hint: not Boston) thus walking the additional two miles (after I'd already hoofed it at least three leading up to that point). I regretted not wearing my Garmin (or better shoes) so much that day...

Eat  + Drink
Boston Chowda inside Faneuil Hall -- lobster. bisque.

George Howell Coffee -- robust coffee and yummy baked goods.  Granted Owen devoured 2/3 of our shared blueberry muffin, so I'm just going by the speed of (his) consumption.

B and G Oyster -- lobster roll with a crisp glass of rose' whilst my toddler napped.  HEAVEN.

South End Buttery 

Legal Sea Food -- lobster bisque for me, cheese ravioli (fish shaped!) for Owen

Mike's Pastry (North End)-- worth the walk, in the rain, to procure (pro tip: cash only, thankfully there is an ATM across the street). Mark thought they were too big. I'm scheduling his doctors appointment, asap.

Haut Coffee (Concord) 

Of note: my favorite meal from the trip was a bountiful vegetarian feast on our family's farm picked fresh from their garden moments before it was prepared. 

See + Do
Boston Public Garden -- idyllic, tranquil place where we could have easily spent the day on a picnic blanket (summertime diaper bag staple!), watching the ducks.  We read Make Way For Ducklings in preparation and Owen loved chasing them.

Faneuil Hall -- food, shopping and history.  What more could you ask for?!

New England Aquarium -- tops my aquarium list, to date. The layout is effortless conducive for stroller/toddler browsing with a massive ramp encircling the tank.

Plum Island -- the kids never wanted to leave, despite the water being positively frigid.

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