Monday, July 18, 2016

Isles of Shoals

We decided to take a family trek out to the Isles of Shoals, which are a group of islands off the coast of New Hampshire.  We were able to take the ferry and get off at Star Island and have a fun visit there.  The islands are breathtaking.   I had no idea before we moved to Maine that there are so many islands off the shores of the New England states!

On the ferry!

Fun to see the "back" of the shipyard where Carl works.  

Old naval prison on the shipyard.

Watching the bridge go up for us to pass under.

Finally on the island!

They use many solar panels there, to help make their own electricity.

I think this park at the resort area was the children's favorite part.  ;)

When the first people settled there they built the church out of a wood from a wrecked ship!

This bird poop covered monument tells of how the islands were initially a gift to John Smith from the king of England.

Monday, July 11, 2016

A Day in Boston

We will soon be leaving the New England states, so we decided to visit Boston one last time.  We had a fun day visiting Daddy's alma mater, MIT, grabbing a yummy lunch at Quincy Market, and getting a behind-the-scenes tour of the USS Constitution while it is in the dry dock.  

Daddy and the children sitting on the steps of his old office building at MIT.

Sculptures on the campus the children had fun climbing.  :)

After lunch, Carl and Will had fun playing a quick game of chess in the park/marketplace area next to Quincy Market.

At the USS Constitution.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Independence Day

This past Independence Day we trekked down to the gorgeous beach overlook down the street from our house.  We went there last year as well, and for a smaller town, they have been some of the best fireworks we have ever seen.  This year the children really enjoyed it.  They always have fun, but this year none were scared at all, just mesmerized.  :)
Waiting for the show!

How fun to be in one of those boats off the shore!

Not great pics necessarily, but I love the looks of awe and wonder on their faces.