Although the reason for our trip to Boston and Cape Cod last weekend was Seth and Rachel’s wedding on Saturday, we decided to fly in a day early to spend a bit of time in the city. We stayed at a hotel near MIT (the same one we stayed at 7 years ago, actually; that was the last time we were in Boston) because Jose wanted to take these exact photos:
This is the main dome and front “lawn” at MIT, where Jose spent 6 years earning two degrees. It’s a special place for him, and it was super cool to be able to take Emma there!
After forcing her into the photoshoot, we let Emma run around on the lawn for a while. The weather was gorgeous and she had a fantastic time.
From MIT, we walked across the Mass Ave bridge and then turned on Beacon Street. Emma had zonked out in the stroller — it was about 4:30 and thanks to the morning of travel she had napped for a grand total of about 10 minutes prior to that point — so we walked for a while admiring the brownstones.
We crossed over to the esplanade along the Charles River and headed back towards the Mass Ave bridge as the sun was starting to set. It was a gorgeous walk and there were tons of people out running, walking, and generally enjoying the evening.
As we walked back across the Mass Ave bridge into Cambridge, Emma finally woke up and even though she was still groggy, we managed to get my new favorite family photo! We got back to the hotel and ordered room service for dinner, which included the fanciest pigs-in-a-blanket I’ve ever seen for Emma.
Even though we’d gotten up a bit earlier than usual to catch our flight, we had such a nice and relaxing day overall. It’s funny how different travel is with kids involved — instead of immediately rushing out to see some sort of museum or attraction, we just chilled out for the afternoon. Emma did really well on the plane, and our leisurely walk around the city was so nice and relaxing.
I’ll post the second half of this photo dump later this week!