The girls finished school on a Tuesday and Henry didn't come home from camp until the following Friday. Even though we were one family member short, I decided to start summer vacation immediately and with gusto. Our first summer activity was a trip into Boston to have lunch with Gordy and then a walk along the beautiful Rose Kennedy Greenway.
I didn't take any photos of our lunch at Flour, so you will just have to take my word for it that the sandwiches were delicious and the pastries divine.
We started our walk along the Greenway in the middle of the park, near Congress Street.
The garden was in full bloom and everything looked gorgeous.
We stopped to smell many a flower.
We also admired the skyscrapers, the beautiful blue sky....
.... and the Cookie Monsta Food Truck.
If you are a kid, the best time to walk the Rose Kennedy Greenway is the summer when all the fountains are turned on.
We made our way down the Greenway and we sampled all the fountains.
We stopped at the biggest fountain - the one near the New England Aquarium and that is more of a splash pad rather than a fountain.
Most of the children playing here were wearing their bathing suits.
Georgia and I sat this one out, but Josie got up close and personal. The water moves in an arch pattern that gets taller and taller with each rotation.
There are pauses in the sprays and Josie took a gamble that she could get to the middle of the fountain before the next round of spurts.
The gamble didn't pay off.
Luckily, Josie was a good sport about the whole thing. It wasn't the hottest day of the summer and being soaking wet was cold and uncomfortable.
We ended our Greenway walk there.
I'm already planning to bring everyone back to the park some point. I'd like to walk the entire length of the Greenway and I'd like to see the parts that go through China Town. I'll probably suggest that those of us who want to play with the water features, wear a bathing suit.
That seems like a better plan!