Sunday, June 22, 2008

Swimming in Boston history till our fingers get all prunny.

This week we went to Bunker Hill and we saw this guy....
Colonel William Prescott who gave the order, "Don't shoot until you see the whites of their eyes!"

We also ran into some real revolutionaries!

This revolutionary tried to get recruitments, but Brooklyn said - No WAY- I know my history- you don't even win this battle!

At a ward water party, 9 year olds were fascinated with Brooklyn. After the party, one girl still thinking about Brooklyn, told her mom "I bet Brooklyn looks cute naked!"

"Make Way for the Ducklings"- Statues of the famous book that I've never heard of.

Weekend Visit to Salem- Home of the 1692 Witch Hunts and some literary stuff.

Tour of the "House of Seven Gables" by Nathaniel Hawthorne (also wrote "Scarlet Letter"). The best part was the secret staircase and hidden panel leading to an attic room. Super scary ghost and murder stuff!

Enjoying some Captain Dusty Ice Cream

And of course gotta look in on the Salem Witches right??
This place looks creepy and fascinating right???? Wrong! $8 to see wax characters in bad lighting. And a guilt trip at the end to not judge contemporary "Wica" witches. Come on!! All we want see is a green lady, flying on a broom- singing "Defying Gravity." Is that too much to ask?? Or at least give us boiling cauldron, with some peeled grapes for eyes and spaghetti for brains!

We thought these witches were a little more entertaining.

But, the highlight of Salem is we found a true gem!!! Yes that's right! Its true! Here in America we have a Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Who knew??

We saw some of the Witches outside, we asked to see their wands and one transfiguration spell. But they acted like they didn't know what we were talking about! Good cover girls!!! After all we are Muggles!!


Monica said...

1. I bet Brooklyn looks cute naked too

2. Scary! (that was what I thought when I saw you three witches

3. You are lucky you didn't get them kicked out of school for blowing their secret.

4. When are you coming home?

Spitzer Family said...

Looks like you guys are having so much fun!!! I can't wait to be an "East Coaster!" How long are you there, maybe we could meet up in DC. Let me know!!!

b-ryce said...

That looks like a fun trip! Witches are awesome.

Austin Baillio said...

Life with you all must always be an adventure. makes me wish I could adventure with you ;) Love the pictures and stories -- keep 'em coming !!

Dad Baillio said...

What a fun trip...thanks for sharing the pics and the narrative. Both were very entertaining. We are looking forward to our trip up there to see you.

Emily Murdock said...

Sweeeeet new look to your blog, Baillios. And looks like you're having a great time (and not wasting any time) exploring the Boston area! You've inspired me to re-discover Dallas!! :)

Shelly said...

What do you mean you've never heard of "Make Way For Ducklings"??? It's a great book!

Looks like fun!!

Sarah said...

How fun! You guys are living it up! I love it! I really need to come and visit you guys..soon

The Teej said...

Deb and I want to know what takes you to Boston.
I thought the exact same thing about the witch museum, though! $8 was a rip-off, but I got some good New England Taffy for Deb in the gift shop. I was in Boston just two weeks ago, btw. Too bad I missed you guys, I would have loved to meet someone I knew.

Bunna & Biff said...

Hawthorne is my homey

Tracy Barrand said...

You get to see all the cool stuff!