Monday, July 14, 2014

ferry riding and island hopping.

This weekend was one of those that came to an end all too quickly. It was chock full of really sweet family time, even through some excessive toddler whining on Sunday and my own exhaustion all weekend long. On Saturday morning, we hopped on a ferry, with a backpack full of peanut butter sandwiches, apples and sunscreen. We spent the entire morning riding ferries, and exploring the islands in the Boston Harbor.

We couldn't have asked for better weather-- a warm sun, cool breeze, and blue skies. Especially considering that last July, we were sweltering in 100 degree days almost all month. It was one of those days where I couldn't help but sit back and watch my guys explore, feel this little girl in my belly, and be overwhelmed with gratefulness. 

And an outing with only one toddler meltdown is definitely a success-- Silas got a little stressed out about having to navigate through a field of goose poop. He keeps reminding us that he cried about the poop-- we couldn't help but crack up as we wiped his tears and consoled his sobbing little self. 

For my local friends (or if you are planning a visit soon!) -- we caught the 9 am Hingham ferry, but there is also one that leaves from the seaport in Boston. It was free for Chris since he is active duty military, and for Si, so it was a total of $15 for a my roundtrip ticket and a whole morning of boat rides and exploring. Some islands had campsites available, some even had small cafes, and events like Shakespeare performances in the evenings. I'm pretty excited to add this to our 'favorite things to do in Boston' list. Here's some more info on the islands and the ferry, if you're interested. 


  1. We were in Hingham on Saturday to eat at Wahlburgers (which was great) and to hit up The Fresh Market and some other shops. I am going to look into the ferry - sounds like a fun weekend.

    1. Yes! You've gotta check it out-- so much fun!

  2. What a fun time - I love your photos!

  3. Sounds like it was a perfect family outing! :-)

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