We just stay at home and lie around
And if you ask us to do anything
We'll just tell you we don't do anything
And I've never hoist the main sail
And I've never swabbed the poop deck
And I never veer to starboard
'Cause I never sail at all
And I've never walked the gangplank
And I've never owned a parrot
And I've never been to Boston in the fall
Well I've never plucked a rooster
And I'm not too good at ping ball
And I've never thrown my mashed potatoes
Up against the wall
And I've never kissed a chipmunk
And I've never gotten head lice
And I've never been to Boston in the fall."
-The Pirate Who Don't Do Anything, originally from Veggie Tales silly songs
I've been singing this song incessantly for the past couple weeks as my mantra, a sort of bucket list if you will, since this past weekend, Brian and I were able to go to Boston in the Fall... sort of since Autumn doesn't start until next week officially. And yes, almost the entire time I was there, this song was running through my head in a sort of gleeful way. It really is the little things in life.
Irony seems to follow me everywhere though so it should come as no surprise that I was so excited about being in Boston that I didn't realize where we were the moment we got off the subway in the middle of the city. We walked right through the place where the Boston Massacre happened as we tried to figure out what we should see first.
|The Boston Massacre happened right in the middle of the intersection behind me.|
Where I grew up in Southern California, something is considered "old" if it is 50 years old and "ancient" if it is from a hundred years prior. On the East Coast, not so much... Paul Revere's house is currently 330 years old. Of course, we had to take a picture of architect Brian in front of the old building:
|Paul Revere's House|
Walking through another part of the city, we stumbled upon Louisa May Alcott's childhood home in Beacon Hill. She was the author of the famous Little Women and subsequent books about her beloved characters. She was one of my most favorite authors when I was little and definitely one of the ones responsible for my addiction to literature and hence my love of writing.
|Me next to Louisa May Alcott's House|
|Brian is a great photographer, don't you think?!|