In June 2006, we took off for Boston, MA. We stayed on Cape Cod. My mom reserved a room for us at Mashpee, MA. We drove more than 1,400 miles to reach Cape Cod.
During a week long stay we visited Boston and Plymouth. On our first day, we went to the Plimoth Plantation. There we learned about the pilgrims and the Native Americans. The plantation was setup to be very lifelike. The many characters acted as if they were from the pilgrim days. This stop was probably the most educational visit we have had during a vacation. Here is a photograph of Brian and Aaron sitting next to one of the Indians at the Plimoth Plantation. Afterward we went to Plymouth, MA, and checked out the Mayflower II and Plymouth Rock. We also ate at Lobster Hut, where Susan and her family use to eat. We ended our first day at the JFK Presidential Library. This was all of ours first time at a presidential library. The photograph below was taken outside of the presidential library. Downtown Boston is in the background.
On our second day we went to the Franklin Park Zoo and the Boston Children’s Museum. The zoo seemed to be lacking, but the children’s museum was the best we have seen. Brian and Aaron really enjoyed playing in the museum. At one point, my mom called me. Susan and the boys thought it would be funny to dress me up while I was on the phone.
On our third day we took a cruise of Hyannis Port. During the cruise we saw the ferries to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. We also saw the Kennedy compound. The owners of Old Navy and Home Depot also live at Hyannis Port. After we cruised Hyannis Port, we met with some of Susan’s family members. Her Aunt Eileen and cousins live in Rockland, which was only 30 minutes from where we were staying. After talking for awhile at their house, we went to Lynwood Cafe, which is a pizza restaurant that Susan enjoyed during her visits as a kid. The photograph below was taken right after eating dinner with Susan’s family.
On our fourth day we went to the New England Aquarium. We arrived just in time to catch the early whale watching excursion. We rode on a fairly large boat that departed through Boston Harbor. It took us about one and a half hours to get to the location where whales normally hang out. The trip out was very rough. After seeing numerous whales, the rough trip was well worth it. I think this experience was everyone’s favorite during the trip. After we returned from whale watching, we visited the Aquarium. The Aquarium had the best jellyfish and penguin display we have ever seen. The photograph below was taken on the whale watching trip.
On our fifth day we followed the Freedom Trail around downtown Boston. We saw many historic sites. We also stopped by Cheers to have lunch. Although the bar was similar to the television set, there were significant differences between the two. The real bar was quite smaller than the one on television. Before leaving, we stopped by the produce market and picked up some produce at unbelievable prices.
On our sixth day we just hung out at the resort. We also went to Lobster Hut to try a Lobster. Susan and I didn’t really care for the lobsters. We will stick to crab legs and shrimp for now!
This trip would not have been possible without the help of several people. My mom and stepfather obtained the resort in Cape Cod for them and also watched their guinea pig, Mr. Jingles. Susan’s mom and her boyfriend, Frank, watched our dog, Wiggles, for us.
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