|The Very Serious Boy at Boston Garden|
We took a day to go to Boston for a quick visit. Part of the fun was taking the subway. Logan has a big interest in trains and this was his first experience on the T. When we went in in the morning it was pretty easy, especially since we picked it up at the end of the Red Line but coming back the train was jammed to the ceiling with people. Lucky for me as a grandmother with the "baby" on my lap I got a seat leaving Park Street Station. We didn't do a lot in town, staying mainly around the Boston Common area. We visited Boston Common with its nice children's playground and had a nice lunch at Max & Dylan's Downtown which was pretty empty by the time we got there, so we were able to get a table in a quiet area where we had in some hope of a little boy eating. Then we went practically next door to the Brattle Book Shop which had caught our eye by having a huge outdoor shopping area. Loads of people were shopping in this fascinating shop, both indoors and out. I picked up a book for Logan about Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki which had been published for the younger reader with a wealth of pictures. I remember being interested by this trip and had read the adult book about it when I was a girl. Logan was very interested in the book, much to my satisfaction. Jennifer picked out a couple of vintage storybooks for Logan. I replaced my copy of Stitch & Bitch by Debbie Stoller, an 80's vintage Better Homes and Gardens knitting book, and a nice book on colorwork. This is what we though was suitable for dragging along with us through the streets of Boston! We went on to window shop on Newbury Street and made our pilgrimage to Lush before returning to the Cape.
We spent a couple of hours of a rainy afternoon at the Cape Cod Children's Museum. There were plenty of kids to play with but not too many for Logan to enjoy playing with everything. It is a good place to go with a little guy, lots to do and not overwhelmingly large. We went back home to cooked up come roast chicken and macaroni & cheese for dinner. We don't have a chance to cook together very often these days, so it was a treat to share the kitchen.
We visited the aquarium at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Thursday including the daily seal feeding. What the aquarium lacks in glitzy display standards it makes up for in information and the feel of a behind the scenes experience. Afterwards we took a stroll on the pier, then shopped in downtown Falmouth, including an ice cream at Ben and Bill's Chocolate Emporium. The chocolates looked beautiful and even for someone spoiled by the delicious ice creams available everywhere on the Cape in summer their KGB ice cream is something special. Dinner at Betsy's Diner finished the day.
|Jennifer and a dummy|