Friday, August 24, 2012


We had a great time in Massachusetts.  We only really had one full day and did mostly kid-friendly things, saving the more historical sights for another visit.  We went to a butterfly arboretum, a children's museum, blueberry picking, saw the Louisa May Alcott (Little Women) house, and ate a delicious lobster dinner with wonderful and gracious friends. 

We'd love to go back and spend some time in Boston itself (besides our long airport layover- our plane was delayed almost 24 hours!) and see some of the sights there.  We didn't plan well enough this time, but next time, we'll know better!
Our blueberry picking haul.  They were so good that we ate these in a few minutes and headed back to the fields to pick more!!  This farm also makes homemade blueberry donuts (you can watch them being made!) so of course we had to sample some.  These blueberries were the perfect mix of sweet and tart.

The cooked lobsters and my plate of lobster dinner!  It was so fun watching the live lobsters go in.  The kids were a little scared to try them but the older two did.  The adults sure ate our fill that night!  I loved it- so good! 
The Louisa May Alcott house.  This was perfect timing for my daughter, as she was right in the middle of reading Little Women!  This is in Concord, Mass, and there is a ton of history right in that town. 

My 5-year old was just terrified of the butterflies, weirdly enough.  So my husband and I took turns staying out with him while the other went in with the other children.  There were definitely some beautiful ones there, but we only really got good pics of the blue ones. 
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Ellen Parlee said...

Pick your own fruit is a great activity to do while in Massachusetts. From June-October the farms have a variety of fruits available. Be sure to check ahead of time to see what fruits are at their ripest when you visit.

What a Dish! said...


It was actually Parlee farms we went to! We loved the berries there and the farm store. Thanks for the comment.