We had a few hours this morning to walk around Boston Garden and Boston Common before our train. It was windy, but clear, and we enjoyed just wandering around for a while before we left.
We stopped by to see the mother duck and her 8 little ducklings who became famous after a children's story (Make Way for Ducklings) by Robert McClosky immortalized their perilous journey across the street in downtown Boston.
The frogs stand sentinel over the frog pond, that now is more of a children's fountain. In earlier days it was used to dunk witches!
We gave a little tip to the wonderful erhu player who has serenaded us every day as we left our apartment and in the afternoon when we returned home. We stopped to talk with him, but wouldn't you know it, he didn't speak a lick of English!
Our train left at 11:15, so about 10 we promenaded down our street, Commonwealth Avenue to the train station. We got there with an hour to spare.
It is amazing not to have to go through security to travel! No lines, no turnstiles, no bag check. You just board the train and they check your tickets later!
In 7 short hours, after three crossword puzzles, a few games and a bit of reading, and we were back in Baltimore!
Coda had a fun time at the Hess House, but was still happy to see us when we picked her up! We were happy to see her, as well!