If you live in Boston, then you gotta do the Freedom Trail. And as a Big Brother, it is a perfect outing because of 4 great reasons.
1. There is so much history to learn along the way
2. I like to be active; Walking the Freedom Trail covers X miles
3. We get to explore new parts of Boston that Hunter has likely not seen before
4. It’s free. Although, I did a tour guide book in Park Street
We started the walk in Park Street, and Hunter begged for a pretzel. I broke down, and got him a pretzel, which we split. It was pretty good. We both put mustard on our halves. However, Hunter’s mustard somehow ended up all over the side of his face. It was hysterical.
Walking the Freedom Trail is great (see my 4 points above); however the big downside (especially for a little kid) is that it is a long walk. Halfway through it, Hunter got tired. We’ll finish it next week.
The highlight of the trip for Hunter – not the education, not the walk, not even the pretzel. Nope, the highlight was playing in the Park Street playground.
Allen Arseneau is a Big Brother in Boston.He first came to know of Big Brother Big Sisters (BBBS) 27 years ago, when he became a Little Brother himself.This blog chronicles Allen Arseneau's journey of becoming the best Big he can.
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