Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Day #170/175 Days – Field Trip


Today found us all getting up rather early. Conductor (obviously) loves trains. I’ve been talking about taking him to Boston on the Amtrak Downeaster train now for a couple years. My MIL treated us to tickets and off we went. Well, that sounds simple. We were up at 5am since we live about two hours north of the closest station. I think he was pretty happy about the whole trip though.


The train takes about 2-1/2 hours to get from Portland to Boston. My SIL and her two young boys went with us. My boys enjoyed seeing their cousins.


But the train  - that was probably the highlight.


We left the station and headed out to find the Public Garden. Earlier this year Happy & I did a Five in a Row  study on Make Way for Ducklings. I wanted him to see the Garden, ride on the swan boats, and see the Make Way for Ducklings statue.

blog5Rest stop once we get to the Garden


Riding the Swan Boat…

Photo Op….
Jack picked out a stuffed swan that we named “Bella” as his souvenir of the day.


We then walked back to the Aquarium stopping for lunch on the way. Check out this flower we saw growing in one of the city gardens along the way.


The Aquarium was a “zip-zam-zoom” kind of trip.  We only had a little over an hour to spend there before we had to head back to the station to make our way back home. Here are some photos of our time.

blog19Checking out the seals in the outdoor tank.

Penguins – lots of penguins. It was feeding time too!

Hello, Mr. Turtle.

Touch Tank

Near the end….

It was a long 18 hour day but fun. The boys had a great time and really, that’s all that mattered.

1 comment:

Dianne - Bunny Trails said...

How fun! Great pix. We took our boys from Colorado to California on Amtrak a couple of times when they were little. They LOVED it! Looks like you all had a terrific time. :D