We are home from our latest week + trip to Boston
. I was depressed about that but I decided that if I lived in Boston I would grow bored of it. Or not neccessarily bored, but, when I'm on vacation, I try and do as much I can in a very small amount of time, which I don't usually do if I can do it any day. Also, I am not well off by any means, but on my income I live like a millionaire in Milwaukee compared to what I would be able to afford in Boston. I love Boston more than anyplace on earth, but I mostly enjoyed my week because I spent it with Trinity and did lots of new stuff. We stayed with my sister in law and her grown "boys" in Cambridge. I enjoy staying with them, because since Trinity has no grandparents on that side, Net is like the grandma of the family, and she is the total opposite of my parents.
Fountains at the Christian Science Center
I want to be like them when we grow up.
Thursday we went on a whale watch. Long story short, I am never going on a boat again as long as I live. I can't believe I spent $60 to vomit a bag of honey barbeque Fritos and half a container of strawberries and kiwi fruit continuously for four hours. We did indeed see whales, though. I felt so bad because we had pretty much decided to even GO to Boston for the purpose of going on a whale watch and I completely ruined it. We were having so much fun until it started, which was a good 45 minutes into the trip. Trinity said "I never want to get off this boat, it's so exciting!" It was about 10 minutes later that I was holding a barf bag up to my mouth. I seriously wanted to cry. Not because I was sick but because I was destroying the day.
Trinity is such an angel/sweetheart, she actually insisted that she was seasick too, and that she just didn't throw up. Well, after the boat stopped, I was fine, and we went to the playground and to eat and shop. I'm sure we enjoyed the rest of the day, but it was pretty much shot because of that.
Friday...hmm...what the hell did we do on Friday? Oh, of course, the kids museum. We've been there twice before, but we go of course because we are hopeless museum addicts and also, we get in free to this one. There wasn't anything there that was added in the last year though, so we watched a play based on the Arthur book/cartoon series (my favorite kid's show). Arthur had a beard. That was very strange. DW at least had a wig and talked like a little girl. I pretty much just tried to imagine that it was Arthur, and not a guy with a beard.
My favorite person, in my two favorite cities.
But how hard is it to hire an actor that didn't have a beard? After that we went on a historical bus tour, about haunted places in Boston. That was a very touristy thing to do, and I am not ashamed to admit it. It was actually the most entertaining thing we did. It was a little sad that it cost me $50, but it was really funny and I will go on the record here as actually recommending it. I think it would be great to do at Halloween, but we couldn't wait four months.
Saturday we were supposed to go to Newport, but that did not happen, as there was construction on the subway and the shuttle that was going from Kendall MIT to Park Street took like 20 minutes, which is not really that long but was long enough for me to miss my bus. I had left the house an hour before the bus was supposed to leave, I even stopped at Walgreens to buy snacks thinking I had enough time.
Me and Trinity at Boston Harbor
Alas, I did not. So, instead of going to the beach, we went to the fountains outside the Christian Science Center. We got soaked, then we went to the playground in Copley, down the street from the apartment where we "lived" for about a month in 2003. Then we went back in the other direction to the science museum. We've been there three other times before, we get into that one free too, and there was nothing new there either. Anyway, it was okay. At the same time, I don't why I insist on going to science museums when they are pretty much all the same.