And so, the vacation continued in the bustling city of Boston!
With the super tall buildings and extremely narrow streets, complete with old-time, cobblestone bricks that are in utter disarray, there is so much charm to soak in, so much history to photograph, and so many ways for a person to get lost in this city…!
We were ready for our Island Expedition to Georges and Spectacle. Boston has 14 islands (I think) – some are public, some are closed off to visitors. The islands are regulated and maintained by the parks and recreation services, so they are considered both a state park and a national park!
Hiking through the Fort. We saw some dark, scary, creepy rooms in the various buildings, but for the most part, the scenery was beautiful and the fort looked livable for the times in which it was active.
The atmosphere on Georges Island, removed from city life, was blessedly relaxing. Gregg and I spent a lot of time together just chatting while the kids ran around on the playground. We all ate a leisurely lunch and worked on some island worksheets before realizing that the inter-ferry schedule between islands was going to be an issue….
Long story short, we got stuck on Georges Island! Uh-oh… A large group of camp kids, on a field trip, were allowed to leave the island on our ferry, so there was no room for us on board… We ended up having to miss the exploration of Spectacle Island and headed directly back to Boston. The saddest part of the whole thing was that the kids did not get to swim at the swimming beach on Spectacle and they did not get to finish their requirements for the Junior Ranger Program. I was probably the most upset about the situation, so Gregg and I just decided to let it go and find a way to keep the kids entertained for the next hour while waiting for another ferry.
To see how we kept the kids preoccupied, stay tuned!
For now, Happy to have experienced “island life” on Boston’s George’s Island (even though we got stuck there)! 🙂