Bolinger Family Road Trip – Trolley Tour

So, yesterday, I posted photos and details about the first half of our last day in Boston (at the aquarium).  This blog entry will cover the second half of that last day.  Is that at all confusing?  If so, I apologize!

We were scheduled to take a leisurely trolley tour around Boston!

First stop, was to go aboard the U.S.S. Constitution, located in Boston’s Naval Yard.  “Old Ironsides” is the nation’s oldest commissioned ship and was successful in all of her missions since first launching in 1797.

Christian LOVED this sightseeing stop!  He was on-board a REAL warship!  He ran back and forth looking at cannons and anchors and rescue boats.  The one thing that he wasn’t able to take a peek at was the helm…  the ship’s wheel was under protective cover so that it “wouldn’t get dirty,” which I think is just sad…  Really, guys?  It’s an outdoor ship, come on!

But I don’t think it ruined Christian’s day at all because he still looks to be on cloud 9 in this photo, don’t you think?!?

My handsome Hubbs smiling away!  He and Christian were probably both conspiring to commandeer the vessel, while shooting off canons, until they were safely out of the harbor…!

Another group shot with “Old Ironsides.”

The U.S.S. Constitution still serves our country by preserving and showcasing her stories and history so that they remain relevant to visitors today.

This was as close as we got to the Bunker Hill Monument…!  I will say, that by this time in the week-long, road trip adventure, the kids were starting to wear down….  There was only so much walking and sightseeing that we were going to be able to get done in our already action-packed time frame.  Gregg and I would like to go back someday and walk the Freedom Trail as a couple – someday…

To pacify the kids’ “worn out/aching” legs, we decided to stay on the trolley for a while and let it chauffer us around town.

These photos are my Views from the Trolley.

At some point during the trolley ride, Alex started getting headaches and was looking rather over-heated….  We  figured it was time to cut the tour short and head back – didn’t want the daughter getting heat stroke…  So, we hopped off the trolley hoping to connect with a return ride after walking through the park.

We saw people rehearsing for Theater in the Park, people practicing martial arts, people playing frisbee, there were tons of people laying around on blankets in this culturally, artistically diverse urban park!  Gregg and I absolutely loved it!  There was this giant wading pool with fountains for the kids to play in – thankfully, Alex cooled down really quickly!

Catching a trolley ride back to the aquarium, we walked back to the 75 State parking garage and said good-bye to the Boston metro.  We were hungry and tired and had plenty of packing to do at the hotel.  So, long story short, Christian’s tooth fell out at dinner at the Cheesecake Factory, I was able to indulge in a piece of my favorite Tiramisu Cheesecake (YUM!), the kids and I took a packing/laundry break at the hotel ending up in the swimming pool while Gregg went over to Hycel’s house to “hang,” I got everything space bagged, folded, and stuffed back into the appropriate totes and suitcase before the end of the night, and the tooth fairy found Christian ALL the way in Boston!

The saga continues tomorrow with Our Venture Home!

Happy for all of the time we spent in Boston!

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About cjbolinger

I am a stay-at-home mother of three children (Ben, Alex, and Christian), a wife who is head-over-heels in love with her husband of 13 years (Gregg), a hobbyist photographer, and a lover of everything crafty! Follow my attempts at domesticity as I cook, clean, and craft for my family...
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One Response to Bolinger Family Road Trip – Trolley Tour

  1. abbie berning says:

    I love “old iron sides and the bld. and the dreams but fave was that the tooth fairy found Christain in Boston. Too cool love the pics.

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