Nora (whom Elizabeth's doll is named after) has been clamoring for Elizabeth to come and visit her in Boston for quite some time now. So after going through the required hoops (actually getting our act together, applying and obtaining passports, picking a date, etc...) we finally had everything we needed together and were ready to leave the country for the first time with Elizabeth. We ended up driving about the same distance as it is to visit all the great Aunts and Uncles since Elizabeth travels well by car and it was much cheaper than flying. The drive down was quite pretty and we all enjoyed listening to Charlie and the Chocolate factory in the car (minus a few fits by a certain small person in protest of some of the more ridiculous moments). Upon arrival Elizabeth was so tired that she actually fell asleep without eating super even though it was not all that late. Luckily she had snacked quite a bit in the car and didn't wake up in the middle of the night starving hungry.
The next day after breakfast we visited the New England Aquarium. It was really neat to walk along the harbour front and see the Atlantic ocean. The girls had a blast chasing each other around and even seemed to enjoy some of the wildlife at the aquarium. The main feature though were the divers in the main tank who were working on some underwater maintenance items. Afterward we headed over to Legal Sea Foods for lunch and then back home for a nap before checking out the local park. Somewhere in there the girls also did their best to wear a track into the floor by going around the first floor in circles one after the other on toy cars.
Sunday we visited the Science museum, a gluten free pizza joint and then a park with some enormous slides. Monday morning we headed out bright and early to find our way back home. Elizabeth and Nora both missed each other and are angling for a repeat visit (how about next weekend Mommy?)...
On October 4, 2012 at 10:57 pm
Rachel @ Grasping for Objectivity
That looks like a great aquarium! I've never been to Boston, but would love to go.
On November 5, 2012 at 05:28 pm
Late I know... but what a wonderful trip!