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Family Road Trip — Part 1

We are having a great time on our East Coast Trip! We left Boston yesterday. What a fabulous city! I am in love with Boston!
Here’s a little recap :)
{on the plane}
{Boston Duck Tour}
{Ella even got to drive!}
{@ Harvard}
{Explored the city via the “T”}
{Ate at Wagamama’s – yay!}
{Ate my first cannolli from Mike’s – delicious}
{Scrumptious Seafood}
{Checked out the city}
{Shopped – some of us liked this more than others…}
{Got together with one of my best friends from high school at his restaurant — if you are in Cambridge — check out Kendall Kitchen for a delicious lunch!!}
{And had tons of fun!!}
Next up — New York City!! If you have some suggestions for cool places to hit in NYC –I’d love some tips :)
XOXO PS — The Weekend Wrap Up Party starts tonight @ 8 pm (MST). Come link up your great ideas and projects so I can feature YOU!


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  2. kami @ no biggie says:

    How fun for your little family! Looks like a blast!

  3. OH! I'm living vicariously, I SO want to go back East one day!

  4. oooh…Boston is my city! Glad you enjoyed it — it is a great town!

  5. Hope you stayed out of that rainstorm last night in NYC- it was something!! A Rod is going for career homerun #600 this weekend if you feel like taking in the Yankees game!!

  6. What a fun getaway! Great pics!

  7. I'd take the girls to the American Girl Doll store and then take everyone to Dylan's candy bar. Those are good for a little touristy girly fun! If you can want something more unique, go thrifting in SoHo. Screaming Mimi's is always a lot of fun!

  8. Janae and Casey Unruh says:

    I lived in New York for awhile and one of my favorite things was broadway. You should totally see wicked it was by far my favorite, and my husband liked it too, so its something for everyone. The tickets are a little pricey but there is a ticket booth in time square that have discount tickets for the that day broadway shows. Enjoy New York!

  9. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Yay East Coast. πŸ˜‰ You are going to love NYC!!! I honestly wouldn't mess with going up in the Empire State Building b/c the lines can be HORRENDOUSLY long. You can gets lots of good shots of it just walking around. Just take a stroll through Central Park…it's beautiful!!

    *Tiffany and Co. ('nuff said)
    *Canal Street in Chinatown is the best stop for knock-offs…not that I would know or anything
    *Take the subway everywhere…only like $7.50 for a Fun Pass and you can ride as much as you want all day
    *Greenwich Village, just to walk around, so cool
    *Don't eat anywhere touristy—choose little off the wall places that you just happen upon…it's so much more fun!
    *Times Square is so touristy, but the kids will love it, esp. Toys R Us, which has a ferris wheel inside

    PS. Finished Catching Fire today and LOVED it!!! Have to ask you, are you a Peeta fan or a Gale fan???? πŸ˜‰

  10. Michelle M. says:

    Such a fun trip!

    I've been to NYC four times and NEVER been to Central Park – so will you go there for me??? Next time I go, it is a MUST!

    Definitely recommend Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, of course Times Square, and a Broadway show . . . or two . . . or three :)

    And you should definitely at least walk by the temple, or will you be there on Sunday so you can go to church there? It's in a high-rise and the church and temple are in the same building, just on different floors. It's pretty cool :)

  11. Sew Many Ways... says:

    We live in Rhode Island and Boston is our favorite place and Mike's is the best. Glad you had a nice time. Haven't been to NYC in years, but someone from my work recommends Dylan's Candy Store (Dylan is Ralph Lauren's daughter), Toys R Us and Macy's. My daughter would want you to go to Tiffany's on 5th Ave. Then she could shop vicariously through you!! She went to that one and loved it.
    Have a wonderful time,

  12. Jessabells says:

    I wish I could visit Boston. So NYC? hmm?

    Try a hot dog at Gray's Papaya.

    Walk around Time Square, at night, of course.

    Take the kids to F.A.O. Schwartz (5th Avenue, and the Museum of Natural History (Park Avenue).

    Skip the Staten Island Ferry, and go see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. You won't be disappointed.

    Eat a canolli with your hands, not a fork. lol.

    Have a great time in NYC. I miss it there.

  13. Cara @ Whimsy Smitten says:

    I went to Boston a few years ago and had the SAME dude hosting (emceeing, directing??) my duck tour. :)

    Boston is an awesome city. Have fun on the rest of your trip!

  14. hey-you're up in my neck of the woods :) we've been on the Duck Boats twice-love them….love cannollis more-have a wonderful rest of the trip!

  15. Sound like you all are having a blast. I bet Kenz (Kenlie) could hook you up in NYC!

    How fun to see one of your best friends from HS and eat at his place!

    Enjoy the rest of your trip!

  16. Liz @ Sugarplum Creations says:

    I can't believe I've been away so long that I didn't even know you were heading on such a fabulous vacation. Must.get.back.to.regular.blogging. πŸ˜‰ It looks like you guys are having such fun!! I am so ready for a vacation :)

  17. Drama queens mum (Kimberly) says:

    Glad you had fun in Boston. I'm from the Boston 'burbs. I love Mike's pastry. Great canoli's.

  18. Mine for the Making says:

    So fun Jen! Thanks for sharing pictures! I can't wait to visit the East Coast someday…esp Boston and NYC!!! Have a blast!

  19. Boston is my hometown and my favorite place on earth!!!!!!! ; ) I'am so glad you are having fun!

  20. Nina @ Momma Go Round says:

    I can't remember the name, but the restaurant inside LeParker Meridian is AMAZING for breakfast! It's a little pricey, but the dishes are so huge you can totally share.

  21. Jen this looks like almost too much fun! I would love to go shopping with you! And eating…and maybe driving too

  22. It sounds like you guys are having an amazing time and I hope that continues. How nice that you got to meet up with an old friend. I'm sure the seafood was delicious.

  23. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    That looks like so much fun! My hubby and I are going to NYC in September, so I can't wait to see what all you do there!

  24. Jenglamgirl says:

    Love seeing your family life outside of Crafts… (even though the crafts are great) Love all the pics. ENJOY NEW YORK.. lucky duck!!! HUGS, Jen

  25. The Blonde Duck says:

    Have fun!

  26. Kimberly says:

    Love your little girl in the sunglasses! She looks like she is such an adult checking out the city!

  27. ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com says:

    I love Boston too!! Seriously your first cannoli? What took you so long?? :)

    Enjoy NYC, tons of fun things to do. See a show on Broadway if you can…magical!

  28. I live in Boston and love it too! Suggestions for NYC: the Tenement Museum, walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, pizza at Grimaldi's, dessert at Cafe Lalo (where Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan met in "You've Got Mail"), cupcakes at Butter Lane, riding the carousel in Central Park, Dylan's Candy Shop, and riding the Staten Island Ferry. Have fun!! I love NYC too!

  29. Miller Racing Family says:

    Looks like a fabulous trip. I love the photo of your little girl checking out the city. Can't wait to see your New York finds.
    Have fun!

  30. Christine says:

    How fun! Glad you are having a fun trip and what great memories for your family too. Hugs and love your way!

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