Have you ever heard of the Boston Harbor Islands? I’m ashamed to admit this, but I’d never heard of them until last year and I’ve lived in Massachusetts my whole life.
|John at Fort Warren|
On Friday, we enjoyed a mini adventure to a place not so far from us, but seemed like we were transported back in time. We took the ferry from Quincy (an adventure in itself, being out on the open ocean with so much to see).
Conor enjoyed the boat ride with the wind in his hair. Our first stop was Georges Island. This island is home to the Civil War era Fort Warren which acted as defense but also housed Civil War political prisoners. Conor and John both enjoyed looking for the island’s ghost – the Lady in Black.
Some areas were off limits, but I couldn’t resist a closer look at this sign:
We spent hours climbing towers and looking in all the nooks and crannies.
|From a look out tower|
The boys just loved Georges Island so much. John was especially excited to document it all with my old camera. He filled up the SD card with images and videos.
John wanted me to share his video with you all:
|Conor & I on the way to Spectacle|
After hours and hours of exploring Fort Warren, we decided to hop on another ferry. We headed to nearby Spectacle Island.
We were all super hungry so stopped for some lunch at the Summer Shack snack bar. John & Conor enjoyed the hot dogs. Just be aware that it is a snack bar so there is no corn dogs (which my kids really love from the Summer Shack Restaurant).
|Hot Dogs at the Summer Shack Snack Bar|