We decided to fork out the money for the Tea Party reenactment based on the reviews online. Everyone raved about it! They gave AJ a hard time for wearing red to such an event. It went over his head, but I think the boys grasped a little bit about what they heard and saw. They definitely enjoyed tossing "tea" into the harbor from the ship we were on.
We had to decide between Plymouth Rock, another day in Boston or going out to the Cape. We opted for another day in Boston where we saw the beautiful botanical gardens, a historic cobble stone street and the Cheers bar. It was uncharacteristically hot in Boston for this time of year, but it was a really fun experience that didn't disappoint.
In between our 2 Boston days we drove down to Rhode Island to tour The Breakers Mansion, a Vanderbilt property. To our surprise the boys really enjoyed the audio-tour (they have a great family friendly one). Baby A was more interested in seeing how many ropes she could slip past, leaving Jon and I scrambling to grab her before she did some multi-million dollar damage. I found it ironic that we were touring a massive home that someone once lived in while we, ourselves, are living in one of the smallest homes possible. I can't even imagine living with all that space, and all those chandeliers.