Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Trip to Boston
We had a very hectic spring and although we have been spending time together as a family we have not had much one-on-one time and James, especially, has been wanting some alone time with me lately. So James and I took the train into Boston together just to explore, no plans, no museums. We picked up a muffin, drink and sat on the train and talked all the way into Boston. We discussed such topics as why they don’t make square Umbrellas, why the handles are shaped like a “J”…..tried to reason why people put canopies over their Beds and the thought behind giving the name Strawberries since they are not made out of straw. Hmmm…I wasn’t able to provide as much insight as James, or I, expected. When we arrived in south station I threw James on my shoulders and as we opened the doors to leave South Station the city just overpowered our senses with its smell, sights and sounds. I could feel James tense up and hold on tight as we stepped out into traffic. We started walking towards the center of the city. We stopped for awhile and split a soft pretzel and threw pieces to the pigeons which James found very amusing. When we passed thru Faneuil hall they were having a festival of sorts with jugglers, magicians and balloon making spread around the market place, so we spent most of the day enjoying the activities. James picked out a nice spot, under an umbrella, to have lunch. After a few hours I could see that James was getting tired so we headed back to the train station via the harbor so that we could look at all the boats. The trains were very crowded on the way home and James jumped on my lap and was very quiet as everyone boarded the train. Just as the train was pulling out James said to me “If you close your eyes while passing thru a tunnel then you won’t know you are in a tunnel”. I said thank you and James was asleep before we left the city.