The best part of arriving in Boston was our friends from back home, The O'Brien Family, were there too! we met at church in the morning and then took the Duck Boat tour after. The kids were so happy to be with friends again! Their drought in family-only, no-friend-land was finally over after 10 long days!
The Italian food was delicious in Boston as were pastries at Mike's! Wow! So decadent we went back for more the next day!
Later that afternoon we parted with the O'Briens and drove out to Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts. We visited the homes of Henry David Thoreau & Nathaniel Hawthorne (same place), Louisa May Alcott and Ralph Waldo Emerson -- practically right next door to each other. We also drove to Walden Pond and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (not THE Sleepy Hollow, just another cemetery with the same name) and visited the graves of the same authors. Pretty Historical Place (literally).
We were exhausted by the time we got back. Spent the evening watching movies in the hotel and relaxing!