After our last minute return to the museum last night, we were slightly slow getting started this morning. We packed and checked out and headed off to get some breakfast - by which time it was becoming clear that the kids needed some running-around time.
So, we shelved our half-thoughts to take a tour or climb a tall building for the view and decided to see part of the city on foot. So, after a very leisurely walk through some pedestrian plazas to the T (subway) station and a short ride downtown, we hit the streets. Boston is full of wonderful sights - in particular I was quite taken with the juxtapositions of old and new.
We had a very nice lunch and then a walk through the Public Garden and Boston Common and after the kids played for a while at Tadpole Playground (it's right next to Frog Pond which is currently an ice-rink), we got back on the T (a very crowded train this time) to return to the hotel to collect the car. We were home at about 9pm, tired but very happy with our trip.