We took a quick ride up to Boston (one of the furthest T Stations out from the city is really only about an hour away from home for us) yesterday to introduce a friend's son's Flat Stanley to Boston. According to the Flat Stanley rules and history (did you know he was squashed by a bulletin board at school?... yikes) we really should have photographed him here in Connecticut where he was sent, but Rob's initial idea of introducing the kids to Mystic and the fascinating history of the whaling ships was one we thought might be too much, too soon. Although, kids seem to be fine with Flat Stanley's fateful day with an unsecured bulletin board so maybe not. We decided to dress him up in some baseball gear and use it as an excuse to head into a city we love.
I loved photographing the city (and Rob's arm and Stanley) on this grey day. It was a bit chilly and a little raw, but we so enjoyed just walking around the North End for a while. We had lunch and then what should have been lunch at Mike's Pastry. Cannolis... so, so good. We devoured one in the car when we got back to it. I haven't stopped thinking about them. We saw Paul Revere's statue (took a picture of Flat Stanley riding with him), Quincy Market flowers, Gordon Ramsey visited Gallaria 33, and the most amazing dog tag memorial for those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. We love Boston. I hope this weekend finds you surrounded by things you love.