Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Fazal's First Trip to Boston

See that orange and red triangle sign in the photo below? That Citgo sign symbolizes Kenmore Square in Boston, Mass., where Fenway Park is (hello! where the Red Sox play?!?!!) :-) We had Tuesday off from work for Veteran's Day, so Fazal, koko and I met Emily in Boston for the afternoon. (Jafred was studying, Cedric working.) Fazal loved it...oh the stories, if only I still had energy to type at this hour....maybe later...the one about Fazal dancing for the ladies working in the clothing store.....
Dr. Emily's office at the Boston University Business School - very nice.
Emily also took us to a fabulous French Bistro for lunch. The hostess and waitresses were actually French and greeted us at the door with "Bonjour!" The food was excellent, and Fazal, who has already proven to us that he has a strange palate by liking things like pickles and lemon wedges, thoroughly enjoyed fresh French bread, leek and potato soup, and a Frenchy version of sheperd's pie. This boy knows how to eat when he wants to. The nice waitresses also paid him lots of attention.

This is bell-ringer man. Fazal liked him because he was ringing the bell for Salvation Army right next to where we found a miracle parking spot (yes, right in the middle of Newbury Street). He was a very friendly guy, and it seemed, happy to have people to talk to on a cold day.
When we felt a little worn out, we stopped at a tea shop, which is cute and has a lot of character, but no space for children. Fazal sat on our laps and everything was within his reach - thus, the funny photo of me below trying to get a sip of my tea without having Fazal grab it out of my hand....Finally, as it was getting dark, we made it to the Boston Common, a huge park in the middle of the city. I wanted Fazal to be able to run around on the grass and wear himself out before we got back into the car for our 1.5 hour drive home AND I wanted him to see the Make Way for Ducklings sculptures. Do you know the famous children's book of that title? Here are some photos with the bronze duckies.


  • At 3:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I liked reading all of this. I love that story of Jack, Kack, Lack, Mack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack. Do you know that I actually have a signed hardback copy printed in 1942? (it was Serena's) She must have given it to me. She used to read it to me when I was little. It is one of those classics of children's literature. How nice that Fazal got to see the duckies, and how nice for your family to be together. --Leslie


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