Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Beautiful Boston

I have rarely traveled on the 4th of July holiday. With fireworks, cookouts and parades, there's usually too much fun to be had around home to be motivated enough to leave. When I learned that I won HomeAway's BlogAway competition a few months ago, I was really excited to spend this very patriotic holiday in Boston. It is a city so infused with patriotism that it is infectious. I can happily report that it did not disappoint.

So while I didn't partake in my usual backyard cookout or fireworks show, I'll never forget this holiday. I spent much of it watching my son run wild on the very ground that centuries earlier our nation's forefathers were taking the very steps that made our independence possible. (Besides, the delicious lobster roll I ate that day beats any hot dog I've ever had!)

Next week, I'll be posting our Boston Trip Report so that you can get a sense of how we spent our time. And there are many more posts to come about our trip... as soon as I "free" myself of the mountain of post-vacation laundry! If you're interested in info on visiting Boston with a 2-year-old, check out Devon's post at Trekaroo. It is fascinating that both our families managed to fill three fun days without doing hardly any of the same things!

This post is a part of Capture the Everyday at Adventuroo. The theme this week is celebrate freedom. I am also linking up with I Should Be Folding Laundry's You Capture this week, where the theme is patriotism.

Disclosure: As the winner of HomeAway's recent blogging contest, HomeAway paid $2,000 of our travel expenses to Boston. For us, this meant they covered all of our lodging costs and a portion of our flight costs. We paid all other expenses. All opinions expressed about the trip, the contest and HomeAway are entirely my own and I was not asked to express a particular point of view.


  1. What an incredible trip to win-- go you! Looks like a fun time and his pose is precious!

  2. So awesome to win that trip! Isn't amazing to walk around historical areas thinking of all the people who made an imprint on out nation that have tread there before?
    What a cutie - he looks so happy:)

  3. Sounds like such a fun way to spend the holiday. I look forward to hearing all about your adventure there.

    We took a cruise a few years back that stopped in Boston for the day and we really enjoyed what we were able to see.