The Three Puppies Tour Boston
Hi, my name is Annie. I’m an English Cocker Spaniel and I am a member of the Berry family. Last summer, my people took me and my two “kids”, Jack and Molly, on a long vacation in our camper. It was a lot of fun! So many sights and sounds and smells! We were in heaven! Jack and Molly had to sleep in their kennel, but I got to sleep with my people because I’m older. I took turns sleeping with mom and dad, then the kids, often in the same night. It was great fun!
One of our favorite parts of the trip was a day trip we took into a city called Boston. We all got up early so we could get to the city by 7a.m. so we could get a spot in the downtown parking garage. It was right near one of the most magical places on earth: a giant green space called Boston Common. Right in the middle of the city, it was filled with trees, grass, benches, and yummy things to eat. All around the outside of this big park people were selling food! There were hot dogs, pretzels all kinds of foods and snacks. We spent some time walking around the Common before moving on to the rest of the city. My people were well-prepared with leashes for each of us and a whole box of sandwich bags to pick up anything we left on the footpath. They also brought along a collapsible bowl they could fill with water from a drinking fountain when we got thirsty. They took good care of us.
After we spent some time investigating the Common, we stopped into the Visitor Center just down the street to pick up a map of something called the “Freedom Trail.” This turned out to be a delightful walk all around the city. We saw lots of different things: Paul Revere’s House, something called the “Old North Church,” several cemeteries containing graves of some people my family seemed to have heard of: Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, John Adams and several others. One of our favorite stops was at a place called Faneuil Hall, where there were lots and lots of things for sale: foods, drinks, clothing, souvenirs, lots of neat things to see and to buy. I heard my people saying that famous politicians used to speak at this place and that several important speeches were made right there. While we were visiting there was a group of dancers and musicians performing. It was quite exciting!
One of the best parts of the trip was all of the attention we got from people we had never met before. Many people were surprised to see the three of us touring Boston and stopped to pet us and talk to us. After we had walked around for a long time, we stopped and had lunch at a place called Durgin Park. I heard my mom say that the waitresses were supposed to be really rude and that’s what made people come there, but they were really nice to us. They had outside seating, right in Faneuil Hall Marketplace, so our family sat at an outside table and Jack, Molly and I got to sit just across the rope barrier so they could still pet us.
The waitresses brought us water and our family fed us French fries while they were eating their meal. My family made sure to pick up any messes we made and to keep us from getting in people’s way, but many just seemed to want to pet us. All in all, it was one of our best days ever! I love Boston! For more ideas on Massachusetts camping vacations, browse Woodall’s listings of Massachusetts camping.