Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Children's Museum in Easton - The Wild Place

The Wild Place at the Children's Museum of Easton is every child's fantasy backyard. Mine too. It has a treehouse! And what child wouldn't want a giant white elephant in their backyard. Come on! You can really appreciate this spot sitting inside the secret garden or under the gazebo. Get comfortable in the shade while the kids dig in the sandbox, looking for dinosaur fossils, or drape their treehouse in pretty curtains. It's a great place for kids to explore and use their imaginations.

It reminds me of Hidden Hollow at the Heritage Museum and Gardens in Sandwich, MA.

This learning landscape was designed by a team of players from the museum, the town and members of COGdesign, a community out-reach group that helps organizations with very little funds redesign their green space. Now, there is an idea for an HGTV show.





Sunday, August 11, 2013

Piers Park - East Boston along the Harborwalk

Traveling to East Boston was a little tricky as I didn't want to end up at the Delta departures. Luckily, we landed safely at Piers Park.  The park has pavilions, promenades, a picture perfect playground with sprinklers and tons of picnic tables. If you want to see Boston from a new, refreshing view, head to Piers Park at sunset. There are designated parking spots, as well as spots along Marginal Street.

East Boston may seem removed to most of us, but don't underestimate it's strong connection to the mainland. It's distance to the city and the beautiful parks and piers that reach out to it, frame the quintessential Boston postcard, and at sunset, a lovely goodnight to a hectic tourist's day. 

While East Boston may have it's eye on the city skyline, I have my eyes on that playground at Constitution Beach, a beach that is on the top 10 list of cleanest beaches in Metro Boston.