Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Where to start? Where to start? Well, I finished "Harry Potter" - good stuff. Now I can move about the world again and not worry that someone's going to blab the ending. I have a friend whose mom ripped open the Amazon package and immediately turned to the last chapter to see what happened. I have to admit that I was tempted, but I'm glad that I didn't.

We spent an evening in Cambridge with a friend, and this was the sight that greeted us when we got off the T in Harvard Square:

That is the end of a line that was 10 people deep and stretched around the block - people waiting for the Harry Potter book to be sold at midnight. I took that picture around 6 pm. Ker-AZY Harry Potter fans!!! Just wait until the next morning and Amazon will deliver it to your door! You're going to be too tired to read it anyway!

So anyway, we had a great time and I shall sprinkle some highlights your way over the next couple of posts. Our hotel was across the street from the beauteous Boston Public Garden, so we would buy coffee and sit in the Garden every morning. We had to look at this:

More on the Public Garden later.

Matthew had to attend a conference during the day, so Gus and I poked around the city by ourselves for a couple of days. The first day we took the famous Boston Duck Tour which was great fun. They drive you around the city on the "Duck" (a WWII amphibious landing vehicle) - here was ours, the rainbow-y one:

so you can check out all the beautiful historical sights:

(I know we saw beautiful historical sights, but I somehow only managed a picture of this construction worker doing something interesting with a vat of cement. Gus and I were both mesmerized.)

The best part of the tour is when your Duck plunges into the Charles River!

And THEN....the best part of the Duck being in the Charles River is...when they let Gus drive the Duck!!

The driver asked if anyone would like to drive the Duck, and Gus just walked up to the front and plopped himself in the seat and off he went. I love this kid! When I was his age, no matter how much I would have wanted to, I wouldn't have had the nerve to stand up and do it. He didn't even think it was that big a deal, though he said it was fun.

Go, mighty Duck driver!!


Blogger CurlyGirl said...

Oh my gosh! My head just exploded!!!! That last one is the best picture EVER!!! Um, when are you going to get him a boat of his own??

12:19 PM  
Blogger Cat said...

And when in Boston, drive like a Bostonian....going forward while looking back!

I miss you guys....or in Boston-lingo "youz gize".

10:15 PM  
Blogger diana said...

CG - good thing you weren't there. His absolute blase-ness about driving would have finished you off.

NB - we miss you tooooo! Get ready for a post about our adventures in Braintree!

9:01 AM  

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