Sunkissed Adventures Family Travel Blog- The Sunkissed Mommy
Once we dropped our bags in the room and took a moment to relax, we set out for the day. We needed to get some lunch in our bellies but didn’t want to take up too much time. There was a Chipotle less than 5 minutes walk from the hotel. When we arrived the line was down the steps and out the door. We contemplated what to do and decided to just stay in line. 95% of the people in line were getting it to-go and the seating area was empty! After a 20 minute wait we got our food, chowed down and headed to Downtown Crossing T station. The kid meals are served on cardboard trays. This reminds me of school lunch. As a former teacher I recognize these trays anywhere. I thought it was funny to see Chipotle using them for the kids’ meals! As we got down stairs we had to figure out how it all works. There was a lady at a booth who explained it to us. She gave us a Charlie Card and instructed us to put $2.10 per person per trip (not including our son). So we added $8.40 to the card and off we went!
We took the Red Line T to the JFK /UMass stop. We got off and walked over to the sign that gave instructions for the Kennedy Library. It runs on Route 2. The bus came after about 10 minutes of waiting. It takes you through UMass campus and drops you off right in front of the Library (2nd stop). It was a free bus. I have previously visited two other Presidential Libraries: George W Bush (Dallas) and Jimmy Carter (Atlanta) so I was a bit let down by this one. I felt like it was smaller and provided less information than the other two. It’s not terrible by any means, but I think I had expected more of it because of JFK’s whole legacy with being assassinated and all. When you enter there is a 15 minute movie in a theater that you watch and then head downstairs to see the exhibits. My son fell asleep during the movie (which we were thankful for because this was normally nap time for him.) We walked through the exhibit section somewhat quickly. The building was very neat looking. I loved that it was on the water. Unfortunately it was a chilly and cloudy day so I didn’t get any great shots of the building or view. My son and husband had fun plane spotting, as the flight path toward Boston Logan was right overhead. We took the bus/ T combo back to the hotel and the whole family took a nice warm nap!
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