Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Maple syrup

Enjoy pancakes with fresh maple syrup.
This restaurant is just over the border into New Hampshire.
They offer a delicious breakfast with large portions.
The breakfast is reasonably priced.   
While you're there take a tour a learn how to make maple syrup.
The tour is free.
Check their web page or call them to double check the timing of the tours.
Times do vary. 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Boston Massacre Reenactment

Boston Massacre Reenactment
Saturday, March 2
 at the Old State House in Boston

They are reenacting the massacre at a few different showings.

2 showings during the day 
11:00am and 2:00pm
These are geared towards a younger audience (I highly recommend you take your kids, they learn a lot!). Young volunteers are taken from the audience. The kids are divided into two groups the red coats and the common people of the city. 
The Red coat actors get to put on the coats and hats and are given guns (pretend guns of course). They are taught by a solider how to be a solider and are taught how to reenact the scene.
The common people are taught why they are so frustrated and how the massacre came about. They are also taught how to reenact the situation.
Then they act it out and the kids generally love it.
The reenactment lasts about 20 minutes.
Afterwards if you choose, you can go into the state house (for a cost) and watch the trial that happens. I haven't ever done that so I don't know if it's worth it.

Final showing
The actual reenactment performed by adults.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

More baseball

Futures at Fenway

August 18, 2012

"America's Most Beloved Ballpark" will once again play host to the fun and excitement of Minor League Baseball. Beginning at 1:05 p.m., game one will feature the Red Sox A affiliate Lowell Spinners taking on the Hudson Valley Renegades from the Tampa Bay Rays organization. The second game will showcase the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox battling the Buffalo Bisons, an affiliate from the New York Mets organization.

The afternoon of baseball will allow fans to enjoy moderate ticket prices, discounted concessions, and a fun-filled family atmosphere. Children in attendance will have the chance to take part in various activities throughout the day. From on-field promotions to autograph sessions with the stars from both games, fans will be a part of the action.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Paw Sox

 Don't have Red Sox tickets? Or choose not to pay their ticket prices when they're only having a so so season? A fun alternative to a Red Sox game is their minor league team the Paw Sox located in Rhode Island.
 The ticket prices are very reasonable and easy to purchase check here.
The games are low key and family friendly.
Some helpful tips 
-  there is some paid parking but also quite a bit of free street parking.
- There is a small grassy hill as part of the stadium seating.  Anyone can sit there but if you're going to catch a home run ball or have small kids,  this a great place to lay down a blanket and let them play while you watch the baseball game.
-Unopened bottled water or drink is allowed
- Paw and Sox (the mascots) are readily available for pictures and autographs so bring something for them to sign. :-)
 For directions and parking info click here

 To join the Paw Sox kids club click here you'll get free tickets along with a bunch of other perks!
 See you at the ball game!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Castle Island

I've been going to Castle Island (in South Boston) for years -- it's one of my very favorite places.  You can see airplanes, boats, and lots of people.  There is a great playground and plenty of space to toss a ball, roller blade, bike, walk and even swim!  Take a picnic or stop at Sullivan's to get something to eat (I love their fries and ice cream).