Please come to Boston…

In keeping with my somewhat insane desire to visit every single historical site within a “reasonable” driving distance and somehow relate it to our homeschooling we are now on the go again. This time: Boston!

On an eight hour drive, when you leave at 7am, feel free to take a little time and have a little fun.

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Don’t spend time in toll booth lines though, get an EZPass and drive on through.

Let children exercise during stops.


When driving by big, cool, major cities stop and eat lunch. Times Square and Ben’s Pizza in SoHo. I have a thing for men named Ben who make food. (Ben’s Chili Bowl in DC and now Ben’s Pizza in SoHo)

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Maybe window shop and find live mannequins. These were cutting up at a Limited Store in SoHo.


Maybe also spot other models doing a photo shoot on the sidewalk. The guys to the right of the white building were wearing hideous clothes and were being photographed by someone who probably thought they looked cool.


Or a taping of “Nurse Jackie”.

Drive by stores you love. This one is Mood Fabric, our beloved purveyor of threads for Project Runway.


Drive through states that you have never been in before, like Rhode Island. Sorry, RI, I didn’t get any pictures of you!

Stay in a hotel that gives you a big discount because of where your husband works.

And bring your computer so you can figure out what to do while on vacay! We’ve got lots of ideas, just not sure which days we’re going to do them.

More to come soon!

Oh, one more–Pack a borrowed DVD player but don’t tell your kids about it. Only pull it out if absolutely necessary. And we never had to pull it out! (We are not fans of DVD players in cars…did we just lose a lot of friends?)

Published by NotSoSAHM

I'm a photographer and homeschooler Dream = travel blogger. We move around every couple of years. That's fine, I love seeing different parts of our great country and the world. Great things: Jesus, traveling, photography, eating, sewing, scrapbooking, reading, shopping...not necessarily in that order.

4 thoughts on “Please come to Boston…

    1. Ronnica, I’ve lived on the East Coast almost all my life and this is the first time I’ve been! It reminds me of big cities in Europe. Going back tomorrow for more 🙂

  1. I would love to actually SEE Boston. I was there a few years ago but outside driving past the ‘Cheers’ bar heading back to our hotel, all I got to SEE was the inside of a convention hall!

    1. I’m wondering where the actual Cheers bar is. I need to look that up. There’s a big, above ground one that’s all glass, but that’s not what I remember from the show. It would be cool to see!

      Boston reminds of cities in Europe, especially since it was cloudy, grey and COLD today. Very much like Europe!

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