Our next stop in Boston was the Public Gardens. They were beautiful!
There was a statue of one of our nation's founding fathers - George Washington.
We also checked out a few famous locations including the bench that Robin Williams and Matt Damon sat on in Good Will Hunting and the bar from the tv show Cheers.
There was a nesting swan nearby that I took a picture of and then tried to steer clear. I hear they go into fighting mode if you get too close, but it was very cool to see.
We also got to see the statue based off the book Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey. It was really cute! I couldn't get a good picture because there were kids all over it, but enjoy the portion that I did get :) There was even a grandfather who brought the book and his kid along to read to him next to the statue.
Later that day we visited the Boston Harbor (as in the Boston Tea Party).
Chris' family downloaded a walking tour of the harbor (and the gardens too, actually!) to an iphone, so we got a guided tour. We got to start out with good old Christopher Columbus, who thought he found India in 1492.
The iphone tour was a really interesting and great way to see the harbor and learn some interesting information!