|Nick, Will, Tommy, Sean, Heather and Scott at the Boston|
Opera House to see "Wicked"
|That's Nick sound asleep on Sean & Will's|
living room floor!
|We used the subway frequently during our visit. Tommy and|
Nick had their computer games on their phones to entertain
|The State House from our "Hop Off, Hop On" bus through|
the city. There was a demonstration in front on Clean Energy.
We were sorry we couldn't join them!
|Our bus tour included a Harbor Tour of Boston. Nick and I|
enjoyed it. Tommy gets so sea sick he couldn't go so he and
Scott played in a nearby fountain.
|The bus had open windows and as you can see, it was a lovely|
|We got off at Charleston and toured the Constitution and the|
USS Cassin Young.
|Nick & Tommy at the wheel of the Constitution.|
|Raising our newly purchased flag over the ship!|
|Nick poses with one of the guns on display near the museum.|
|Scott thinks about how much bread he could|
make in this machine (on the USS Cassin
|Big guns on the USS Cassin Young|
|The Museum of Science was so fascinating to the boys that|
they asked to return a second day.
|There were hundreds of interactive exhibits. Here Tommy|
tries out the self propelled wheel chair.
|At the Museum cafeteria Tommy enjoys a lunch of ketchup|
and mustard (I believe there is a hot dog in there somewhere).
|We occasionally had a rest period back at Sean & Will's|
apartment in Cambridge.
|The start of the Tall Ships parade on 6/17 from Long Wharf. That's the Coast Guard cutter "Eagle" leading over 50 ships. Two fire boats spewing fountains of water accompany her.|
|Thousands of people lined the waterfront to watch.|
|We took a break to have lunch in the North End - here's my|
fig salad at Ben Cotto restaurant on Hanover St.
|Dessert followed at the famous Mike's Pastry|
|Walking over to Charlestown we crossed the locks that|
divide the Charles River from the harbor. That's the Zakin
bridge behind us.
|From the Charlestown Navy Yard we watched more of the|
tall ships arrive.
|Sailors swarmed over the Eagle putting the sails away.|
|We had to pass through security every time we approached|
the harbor edge.
|This tall ship had most of their crew up in the yard arms as|
they passed by the finish line.
|Nick and Tommy pose with some of the many men in period|
costumes around the Navy Yard.