Traveling to Boston

So here’s where I fully admit, this trip is ridiculous. We scheduled a trip from Anchorage to Boston and back for the weekend. Leaving Thursday night and arriving back, very early Monday morning. But we like to explore big cities, our kids are very good travelers, and Ty found a good deal.

So we left on the red eye from Anchorage at 11:50pm to Seattle. Arrived at 4am which is a bit of a hard time to land since the lounges don’t open till 5. But we went to the kid play area. Just outside the food court, between the Central Terminal and the A gates. If you don’t know about it, it’s easy to overlook. It’s a wonderful place for kiddos to get some energy out!

We let the kids play there for an hour then we loaded back up and went to the Alaska lounge in the N gate. We got some pancakes, bagels, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, and my favorite part is the Starbucks automated coffee machines. The kids get steamers and this is usually when I splurge on a coffee.

The flight from Seattle to Boston left about 6am.

Another wonderfully uneventful flight.

We arrived about 4pm and got the shuttle to our hotel. We had grand plans to go to the Kids museum. But decided a more realistic approach was the playground across the street and then a walk to dinner.

We walked through some iffy neighborhood till we found a hole in the wall Mexican joint. They advertised pupusas so we were sold!

So good! Followed by a freezing cold walk back to the hotel and strict to sleep for our kids. I think this was about 6:30. But the limited sleep on the plane was catching up with everyone.

I had to stay up for the opening ceremony of the Olympics. I think Ty was asleep by 8:30 but I battled through till the end of the Parade of Nations by 10. 😆

A very low key first day but we honestly don’t have big ambitions for this weekend. We’ve done the historic walk through town before and seen most of the highlights.

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