This weekend we went on a quick trip to Boston. We stayed with one of my friends from BYU Jerusalem. Once we arrived our kids and husbands hit it off instantly and it was a perfect weekend together.
On Saturday we drove to their home, ate lunch, and then continued to tide pools about an hour away. It was our first time visiting them and we all enjoyed seeing mussels and snails all over the rock and in the pools. The kids each carefully chose two sea-shells. We didn’t anticipate how slippery it would be, but it makes perfect sense with algae on the rocks. We had the Magic School Bus book about tide pools from the library and it is amazing to see the kids to make so many connections (and us too!). We also made a stop in the scientology church across the street and had a lovely chat with the lady there.
Sunday we went to church and had a low key day reading the kids books and playing a game with them, taking naps, and eating a cinco day mayo dinner of fancy tacos. After the kids went to bed we stayed up and chatted until the latest possible moment that us early birds can handle (10pm!).
Monday we spent the morning packing up and then drove in to Boston. The good byes were hard and we are already looking forward to the next time our paths cross.
We went on a guided tour of the Freedom Trail. It was perfect weather and I learned so many interesting tidbits of history that helped round out my understanding of the events and people surrounding the Revolutionary War. It was also amazing to go to the actual places and see the where of historical events.
We made the mistake of not bringing food and everyone was super tired from the fun of the weekend, so at all times at least one of the kids was melting down. Andrew and I stayed completely calm as we wrestled and dragged a child through the streets of Boston and still managed to enjoy the adventure of it all. Parenting win! And lose – we’ll bring food next time!