Sunkissed Adventures Family Travel Blog- The Sunkissed Mommy
Once we woke up from a nap, around 5pm, we headed off to our next adventure. The Boston Children’s Museum. Target sponsors a program on Friday nights where it costs $1 to get in! I found this lovely tidbit of information a couple months before our trip and made it a point to visit. I wanted something for my son to enjoy and this really seemed to fit the bill nicely. So we set out toward the museum on foot. It was a 20 minute walk for us. Not too bad. The weather was nice (for us) so we didn’t mind it. I don’t think I’d ever walk that far at home with the heat and humidity we have in south Florida. It was a nice leisurely walk that gave us the opportunity to see the city. It had started to “mist.” I don’t know the correct term for it, it wasn’t quite rain, but it was misty out! My son loved it. We arrived around 6pm, grabbed a quick dinner at Au Bon Pain? (There aren’t any of those near us back home, but it was like Panera). It was located in the lobby area of the museum. Sorry if anyone expected us to be showing up at fine dining establishments in Boston. The 19 month old would never allow for that on this trip!
So we went in to the museum after soup and sandwiches . There are multiple floors with a variety of exhibits. We went to the toddler area on the 2nd floor. We spent the next two hours there. My son was fighting us when we decided it was time to go. There were so many sensory, play, and exploration style things for him to do in the toddler area. I highly recommend this museum for anyone with children or grandchildren that may live around or visit Boston! Click the photos to view them larger.
My original plan was to take a taxi back to the hotel. My husband and I were not tired, so we decided we’d brave the streets of Boston at 8/9pm. Some people think I am nuts, but I’m pretty brave when it comes to exploring on my own. I once walked from Vondel Park to Dam Square/ Royal Palace of Amsterdam, with just my friend and my mom, at night. Call me silly, call me stupid, but I’m pretty good with directions and keep quite aware of my surroundings. I stay in well lit places and on main streets. The walk from the Children’s Museum back to our hotel was nice. We got to see the city a little less busy. The big buildings were all lit up, the mist made it look mysterious! Upon arrival back at the hotel we gave our son a bath and put him to bed for the evening. Hubby and I watched a little TV and crashed soon after. Remember, our day had started at 2am!
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