S: SUMMER 2011
FC: Boston Trip 2011
1: Our first stop on our trip east, was to "Newicks" Lobster, in Dover NH. Dave had been here in the past with his family and they loved it. We certainly had a good variety of seafood. | Our first stop on our trip east was to "Newick's Lobster" in Dover NH. We certainly enjoyed a variety of seafood-clams, calamari, crabcakes, shrimp and lobster. Dave had been to this restaurant with his family years ago.
2: Good Harbor Beach Gloucestor, MA | When we got to the beach in the morning, we found out that the tide was out and you could walk out to the little offshore island. Dave and the kids explored there for a while before heading back. By lunchtime the tide had come in and you could no longer walk out to the island. | View of Good Harbor Beach and the islands. | Dave, Jillian and Kevin explore the island.
3: Good Harbor Beach Hotel | Jillian is burying Kevin. | Dave and Kevin played frisbee on the beach. | Kevin and Jillian enjoy the ocean waves.
4: fun | View of our hotel. | View of Good Harbor beach and the offshore islands.
5: The kids played the whole day on the beach. Then we headed out to see the Rockport and Gloucestor area in the evening. We enjoyed great weather and empty beaches.
6: We enjoyed touring the JFK Museum during our first day in Boston. The building was designed by IM Pei. Inside we saw a copy of his desk and rocking chair, and a painting by Jackie. | John F. Kennedy Library and Museum
7: A View from the Trolley Tour | We enjoyed taking the tour of the city by trolley. We saw Fenway Park, the Cable-stay bridge, Cheers bar, and a real steaming teapot.
8: U.S.S. Constitution "Old Ironsides"
9: Amazing Fun on the Fourth | We were able to tour the ship. We saw the main deck and cannon deck. Below that was the sleeping deck . | Ship in dry dock. | Part of the cook's kitchen onboard ship. | Bunker Hill Monument
10: Freedom Trail | Rachel Revere was our guide for the Freedom Trail. We met up with her on the Boston Commen. She led the way and told us about what was happening in Boston when it was settled and during the American Revolution. | Massachusetts State Capital | Site of the Boston Massacre
11: While on the Freedom Trail, we saw the Old North Church, Paul Revere's House, and the Old Statehouse. | Old North Church
12: Copps Hill Cemetary | John Hancock Grave | Paul Revere Grave | Sam Adams Grave
13: Paul Revere is wearing a Boston Bruins Jersey in honor of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. | Ben Franklin was a resident of Boston before moving to Philidelphia. | Famous People in our Nation's History are all over Boston!
14: Greenfield Village Dearborn Michigan | Wright Brothers Cycle Shop | Henry Ford Automobile Shop
15: Glassblowers at work. | Thomas Edison in his laboratory. | On our way back from Boston, we stopped at Greenfield Village and Henry For Museum. We enjoyed th eartisans and exhibits and plan to go back again soon!
17: One most memorable part for Kevin is that in spending several days in the Boston Area, not once did he have any Boston Baked Beans. Kevin really enjoyed the Freedom Trail because he enjoyed walking along and seeing the highlights of the American Revolution. He thought the costumed Rachel Revere actress really made history interesting. Kevin liked staying at the Westin Hotel in Boston because it was a really nice hotel, very comfortable and decorated nicely. He enjoyed relaxing in the hotel pool at the end of the day. Our first night there,Kevin noticed fireworks out our hotel window, which we all enjoyed watching. We found a nice restaurant in Boston that Kevin liked. He enjoyed their deli sandwiches and rice balls. In New Hampshire, he really liked the calamari at Newick's. Greenfield Village/Henry Ford Museum was a learning experience for Kevin .
18: Jillian noticed that there were frogs all over Boston. This one is by the Frog Pond in Boston Commons Park. There were others we saw by the Seaport Hotel area. | Jillian enjoyed going to Copps Hill Cemetary. She saw a tombstone that said "Franklin" on it, and found out it belonged to Ben Franklin's parents. We also found out that people left stones on the graves as a remembrance, just like we put flowers at graves today. | Jillian loved the rice balls so much, she ate them two nights in a row for supper. | Jillian
19: Jillian really enjoyed being right on the beach for the first part of our trip. She enjoyed playing in the Atlantic ocean the whole day. She thought it was cool to find the dead stingray on the beach near the island. She played so much that we had a difficult time taking her braids out in order for her to shower. Unfortunately, Jillian didnt have enough sunscreen on and got a nasty sunburn on her face.
20: What Mom and Dad liked about our Vacation... | While on our trip east, we went through the states of Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts. Dave enjoyed hanging out on the beach at Gloucestor- the weather was perfect and really relaxing. He also enjoyed the Freedom Trail in Boston. Barb enjoyed the variety of seafood we had at the different locations we stayed. She also enjoyed taking the trolley tour around Boston, each of the drivers had interesting facts about the city. A friend had recommended having canoli's at Mike's Pastry in the North End, they were realllllly good! It was also fun to check out Greenfield Village, and look forward to returning there.