"'Education is the Science of Relations'; that is, that a child has natural relations with a vast number of things and thoughts: so we train him upon physical exercises, nature lore, handicrafts, science and art, and upon many living books, for we know that our business is not to teach him all about anything, but to help him to make valid as many as may be of––
'Those first-born affinities,
That fit our new existence to existing things.'"

Charlotte Mason, A Philosophy of Education
with a quote from The Prelude by William Wordsworth

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sail Boston 2009

The Tall Ships are in Boston and we enjoyed one of the first sunny days in a very long time going to view them! We took the ferry from Long Warf to Charlestown Navy Yard to look at the smaller ships in the event. The larger ships could only be boarded after 6pm.

We only got onto one ship because the lines were so long, but we also went through the Constitution Museum, which we will certainly plan to visit again. The kids got anchor "tattoos" there that they are showing off (and have since been scrubbed off.)

We took the ferry back to Boston and the T back to the car--another highlight for the kids especially since we had to change lines.

Anchors away!

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

I was thinking of you all weekend and so happy you got one of the first good weather days of the season!