Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Song-osity: Tea Party

Oh such a perfect day, I'm glad I spent it with you...
Noam is suddenly into pirate ships, so naturally we had to take him to the Tea Party ships here in Boston. Avi and I went here when we were kids, so it was fun to revisit the ships too. 
You are given a name and identity of one of the participants from that night and the tour begins with a town hall meeting where Samuel Adams outlines the plan for the evening. Noam loved all the "huzzahs" and "boos" and was so ready to board the ship.
The guides were amazing and so funny and loved how engaged Noam was. As the guide was telling us that everything is original on the ship, he added the line "well, except the exit signs, fire alarms, and security system..." we all laughed and then I realized I took this...
Noam was all over being on a (pirate) ship. The guide on the boat was so sweet to him and even loved that he called it a pirate ship and said, "no need to correct him today, let him have fun!" 
We also learned that the fancy East India Company wasn't so fancy. The tea was neither English or Indian, but rather Chinese. The guide quipped "made in China goes way back!"  
 They dumped over 300 barrels of loose tea into the water that night, we just pushed some boxes in, which was fun because I totally recall doing this as a child!
I really learned a ton, the participants were so honest and kept their oath to never share information about their evening of treason, that the list of participants is largely incomplete and was compiled many years later, usually when someone lay on their death bed did they then share their secret.
Noam was so enthralled with the (pirate ship), he even got his own hat that he proudly wore all afternoon and shouted "arg!!!" all over town.

Such a fun day, sometimes it's fun to play tourist in your own city, even more fun when it's through the eyes of an almost 4 year old!

Oh, such a perfect day...
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23 thoughts on the matter:

Jackie Mc Guinness said... {Reply}

What fun!!!
Since retiring we spend a lot of time playing tourist at home.

Rebecca said... {Reply}

I just took a tour at a historic place where they talked about the price of tea in Colonial America. It put the Tea Party into perspective regarding the financial loss involved with it.

This looks like a great day.

Jeanne said... {Reply}

What fun to take him on this great adventure!

Carol Blackburn said... {Reply}

That surely was a perfect day. I bet two little boys had dreams of finding pirate treasure that night.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

That did look like a perfect day! How fun! I want to do that some time! So much to learn, see and do!!

Anonymous said... {Reply}

touring your own city is a blast, especially when the precious little ones are in tow.

Adrienne said... {Reply}

Yes! Perfect! A 'tourist' spot I'll have to hit some day. I've never been!

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said... {Reply}

What a wonderful and great adventure and I learned that the tea back then was "Made in China" ...really?

photodoug said... {Reply}

Arrr! Truly a perfect day. Thanks for sharing.

Danelle M said... {Reply}

Looks like so much fun! Especially the "tea dumping."

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

This is something that Noam will remember doing with you and what a fun, fun day it was!

barbara said... {Reply}

You're right: it's fun to play tourist in your own city!
Beautiful pictures! I've been to Boston once and you really make me want to go back!

Anonymous said... {Reply}

That totally looks like fun! Thanks for the tour!

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

that is really neat. I love that song too!

Kathy McB said... {Reply}

I have a feeling that you are the type of aunt, where ANY day spent with your nephews would be a 'Perfect Day" in your eyes! I have a feeling THIS experience will be remembered by the little ones for a long time to come. Thanks for joining in at Song-ography!

Kim Cunningham said... {Reply}

Oh my gosh! Can we come? This looks so fun and I know my kids would enjoy this day too. Need two new nephews and a niece? We've got some up for grabs!

Clairejustine oxox said... {Reply}

Aww looks like a perfect day too :)

Lovely pictures...

Claudia Willison said... {Reply}

What a perfect day. It sounds like a ton of fun was had by all.

Anonymous said... {Reply}

How cute! Looks like he had a lot of fun. The exit sign picture made me laugh!

Sharon said... {Reply}

What a dream adventure for a young lad! How great that you could enjoy this together!

NC Sue said... {Reply}

I'm not really "into" pirate ships, but I have to admit, these look really cool!

carolina rico said... {Reply}

Oh wow! perfect tour! I love the relationship you have with your nephew... he really is a lucky kiddo to have an aunt that loves him like a mom!

CountryMouse said... {Reply}

Wow! That looks like a tonne of fun. I love the ships. It must have been heaven for a little pirate lover.