Saturday, August 23, 2008

Vacation: Boston, Part 2

Friday was our last day in Boston, and we met up with our friends, David and Erin, and their little guy, Luke. We met in the Boston Commons, a large park in the center of town. From there we toured around town, visiting shops, book stores, and Quincy Market, packed with many places to buy food. Outside, street performers entertain the crowds, or try to. As we ate our lunch, we witnessed a most dreadful acrobatic act which consisted of more fooling around and silly chatter than amazing feats, and to which I boo'd at the end.

Quincy Market

After lunch we took a walk down by the harbor. It was a warm and sunny day, and we headed back towards the park after a short while, picking up a Starbucks iced tea on the way.

Andrew and Natasha (Charlotte in stroller) down by the waterfront.

Erin, Dave, and Luke

We decided to visit the JFK Library and Museum which is about 10 miles away from Boston. This was the first presidential library we had visited, and it turned out to be quite interesting.

At the JKF Library and Museum

The exhibits are full of memorabilia and personal items from the Kennedy family and his time as President. There are two short documentaries to watch (we saw only one) and short video clips in each area showing speeches, or news reports relating to whatever part you were looking at.

JFK Museum Exhibit

At the end of the museum, you enter a large hall with a completely glass exterior. There is a really nice view of the ocean, and of JFK's sailing boat which you can also see if you walk around the outside. It is really a large and open space with not much there, but my guess is that it is used as a venue to be rented out.

Flag hanging in the large hall at the JFK Museum

We've said our good byes to Boston and are heading out for a few days to visit friends. We'll be driving back up to New Brunswick after that for the last part of our trip, and then back to BC.

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3 Smart Remarks:

Anonymous Stephanie said...

So nice to see the pictures! Also nice to see Erin, her husband, and their little boy! He's a cutie!

I bet Erin was happy to see you, Natasha!

It must be fun touring around! :)

We still haven't seen a picture of Charlotte on her 1st vacation to the USA!! Please post one on the next blog! ;)

9:06 PM  
Anonymous Dianna said...

It looks like you guys are really enjoying your trip and we are enjoying the pictures and the blogs you have posted so thank you. Natasha it is time for you to come home i miss ya already.

10:14 AM  
Anonymous Mom Hoyer said...

It's great you got to spend time with Erin & Dave. Luke is a cutie!
Nice pictures :-)

4:09 PM  

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