Massachusetts, part I: Boston

Early in the year, my parents set up a summer vacation on the coast of Massachusetts. About a month ago, Michael and I thought it would be fun for us to spend a night in Boston first before heading out there. So we did!

The flight headed out in the morning and was nice and easy. My parents and grandma were on the same flight so even though Celine was a little Energizer bunny, things went pretty smoothly.
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Then things took a little turn for the worse. Our rental car experience was pretty awful – we waited in line for nearly an hour and were greeted with a hostile employee and a shortage of SUV’s. From leaving the airport to leaving the rental car center, it took about 2.5 hours. We were bummed because we were hoping to explore the city a bit before our dinner reservation which we weren’t able to do. We regrouped in our hotel (the Bostonian) and Mike walked to the market across the street to get a snack and some wine for us. Our hotel was very nice – smack dab in the middle of a lot of stuff, and they had a section downstairs with kid books, toys, puzzles, etc. that we could take up to our room. We snacked a little and sipped on delicious wine, then headed to dinner at the Boston Sail Loft. Delicious and very kid friendly.
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After dinner we walked back to our hotel and saw a park on the way, so we let the girls burn off some energy for about half an hour before heading back.

The next morning we had signed up to take a Duck Tour, but we didn’t really take the time change into consideration and couldn’t get our act together fast enough to make it. We ended up walking around and eating breakfast, which was nice!
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Then we met Liz, Katie, and Elliot in Cambridge for lunch, followed by ice cream. We then stuck the kids in our rental car and headed to Scituate!

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