Monday, February 14, 2011

Our Valentine's Day

Hubby and I went into Boston for our traditional Valentine's Day......a visit to the aquarium. We took the train in, and because the Blue Line on the subway was closed, we got off near government center. I love the contrast of the Old State House (circa 1713) with Boston's highrises. We took a ferry boat, which is part of the MBTA, from Long Wharf to Charleston shipyard. Despite the overcast skies, the view was awesome.
We visited the USS Constitution, aka "Old Ironsides", the oldest floating commissioned ship in the USA.
We got a tour (from a very, very cute sailor) of belowdecks, including this oven where 1 cook made food for 400-450 men. The captain got a seperate cook of his own.
Then we headed over to my favorite place....The New England Aquarium. Love the penguins!
Also saw some gorgeous coral.
And more penguins. This one was hitching a ride.
And some cool jellies.
Finally, we went to the North End, famous for it's Italian restaurants. We ate in a tiny little place called Pagluici's, and then walked over to Mike's Bakery, where Tag got a piece of rum cake and I indulged in a chocolate mousse cannoli.
And that's Valentine's Day......Karen and Tag style, baby!

1 comment:

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

What a fantastic day! Glad you had your camera with you and took us along :-)