We visited Pete in Boston and walked around the Boston Commons.
There, we took a ride
on the Swan Boats
and saw 'Romeo and Juliette' the swan couple with their babies.
This sculpture, called "Make way for
", is located in Boston Common and consists of a
and eight babies. See the bottom of this page.
Company 7, home of Ladder 17
is right in front of Pete's condo in
While passing by, they gave us a demo of the ladder truck, extending
and raising the ladder. Wow.
Jaden was totally enthralled by the ladder's operation.
We also made a trip down to Plymouth MA, and on the way stopped at
the Myles Standish
. A statue of the honoree is at the very top,
and a local resident we met, called this the "tallest monument in the
(since it is Myles in the air ;-).
The kids in front of the Mayflower II
in Plymouth, MA.
At the site of the landing of the Pilgrims in 1620. The weather
was just perfect.
There was a cloudless sky and the temperature was in the high 70s.
The kids in jail... Well no, they are at the actual Plymouth rock
The year that the pilgrims landed is
carved into the top of it (1620). It is protected by a portico
that surrounds it. We also walked up
Cole's Hill and visited the Plymouth
Rock National Wax Museum
This visit to the Plymouth Rock capped a very nice vacation, and
prepared us for the
patriotic mood of the coming weekend, which was the July 4 holiday.
The next week, Agnes took the kids to the library and they found Robert
"Make way for Ducklings". It was cool seeing in drawing form the
sights we saw in the
Boston Common such as the swan boats and the statues.