Wednesday, August 25, 2010

STEP UP STEP UP LAST SUMMER BOSTON TOUR!!

Hi everyone!! We are sooo late because PL2 is having trouble with this new blogger sytem(what else is new) So we are taking you on our last summer tour  to a place we haven't
 yet taken you...South Boston, to a fabulous place called Castle Island. As you can see it is south of Boston  ( hee hee that is why it is South Boston)


We are going to go on the Harbor Walk...this is on Castle Island and it is 22 acres and right on the the ocean so there is LOTS to see....





This is Fort Independence.. The first fort was built here in the 1600s and there have been several since then.... The forts were used to protect the city in many situations.

We were really exited to be here......



As we were walking to the entrance of the Fort I started to tell Archie what PL1 had been telling me about all of the ghost stories and stuff that are told about the Fort. 














He of course IMMEDIATELY fainted..... and said that he remembered he had an appointment and had to go home... 




Ha hahahah it is sooo easy......


Here is the entrance to the Fort















And this is the inside of the entrance. You can eat at the picnic tables knowing you are protected by those big canons on the wall!













So we were all ready to go in and then we saw the sign for no dogs... Archie said OH WELL GOTTA GO THEN...TOO BAD..... and flew out...





Of course no trip is complete with PL1+2 without food.............

I don't know how many times I have to tell him that the BEST spot for action is right underneath them....
But he always insists to go the right and act all cute and stuff..
I ALWAYS get more stuff this way........






Look how pretty......







OF COURSE we had to go in for a dip....it was a little rocky but who cares...

These are the harbor islands.. You can get over to them by boat.








You can barely see but there is a jetty that goes out where you can walk and you are RIGHT in the middle of the ocean!!


These kids were waiting for their lunch

Here is the jetty that we walked on..


Archie looked out and saw this.....






Boston where we live and got a little nervous that it was so far away( not..)











I of course brought us all ice cold water as it was hot and we all sat and watched the ocean and had a little drink......

I was talking at great lengths to this kid about what a great place this is to live and how we sort of have it made ..... We made a panoramic movie of the harbor islands for you to enjoy in case you don't have ocean where you live.........This won't be our last tour, just our last summer tour (boohoo) But we will have many more to come!!)






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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Can you Kancamagus?


We know we say that each place we go is the GREATEST place we have ever gone to,BUT THIS????THIS TOPS THE CAKE!!!! We were all on vacation last week and we got to do LOTS of stuff( well you already saw the football practice..) and WE WENT HERE!!! To New Hampshire to the Kancamagus Highway in the White Mountains

This has to be the most beautiful place in the world..People come from everyone to hike and camp and ski( NOOOO not now....) and just be with nature. And in the fall when the leaves change it is almost like being in heaven.. So off we went....





WHOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So there are places to stop and park and trails to walk and hike and that is exactly what we did!!!


Look what we were looking at!!


THIS!!

Further down the trail we hopped up on a bench and looked behind us.....


AT THIS!!! It was so quiet and peaceful and smelled so wonderfull....


Off we walked and we found this little wall...and behind it was this...................



UNBELIEVABLE LAKE..................................

OF course I did TONS of this......


And on to the next stop...




PL2 says these pictures do not really do justice to the beauty of the place...


COME ON LET'S GO ALREADY.................................


Now at this next place I was really taken aback...Pl2 says I had a Zen moment....


First Arch checked to make sure we were going the right way....
We hiked and hiked and then THIS..... WHOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...


You really can not tell how HUGE it was!!!


I WAS SPELLBOUND!! I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS!! Pl2 could not get me away and I kept staring and staring....... and then she said I had a goofy look on my face....


This was the way down.....



On to the next point which was this.. Now this really does not show you the beauty of the White Mountains and of how high we were..




Next stop......

Off we go!!!




Tra la lala la ..WHAT THE HECK IS THIS???????????????

ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? BEARS??? MOOSES???? You must know that of course.. as soon as he saw this? HE FAINTED...


And if you were camping they gave you a demonstration of how you would keep your food up away from the bear....


After he woke up ... OFF WE GO!!!! To a suspension bridge...




Archie thought he saw a fish jumping out of the water..
Well needless to say we were EXHAUSTED with all that hiking and swimming and playing and zen moments and stuff...Archie curled up with PL1's shirt...
I was trying to help guide them home but I couldn't keep my eys open becasue I was dreaming of this....




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