It’s so hard to take a teenager on vacation. What am I saying, it’s hard to take a teenager anywhere, not unless you’re willing to ignore the constant eye rolling and general un-enthusiastic attitude about EVERYTHING. However, being that this is probably my last vacation with Jake (that is until he invites me along on his trips to babysit my grandchildren) I did everything I could to find interesting things for us to do. One of the first things that caught my attention was the Boston Duck Tours. Being that Jake is leaving for the Navy what better way to enjoy the morning than to tour the city in a WWII DUKW Amphibious Vehicle? I was right; there couldn’t have possibly been a better way to see this magnificent city.
Once we boarded the brightly colored DUCK our tour guide, Pennywise, got us on the road heading toward the heart of the city. Pennywise was dressed like a sailor and had a full back story about following her extremely loud internal clock to Boston to be with her sailor boyfriend Tommy, who apparently hasn’t been on her tour or he’d know to get her that damn ring already! The minute Pennywise put on her sailor cap she had Jake’s attention (how perfect was that little bit of fate?) and for the next 80 minutes we were held captive by her story. She took us along the historical streets of Boston and shared as much information as possible about everything there was to see, all the while cracking jokes and keeping everyone in stitches.
As we began our decent into the St. Charles River you could see the excitement on all the children’s faces who were on the DUCK with us. The view from our DUCK of the river was amazing. You could see so many wonderful things including the Longfellow Bridge and the famous MIT and Harvard Universities, where I was able to poke fun at Jake about how proud “THOSE” kids mothers must be. Pennywise then gave each of the kids on board an opportunity to drive the DUCK, which they thought was awesome, well except for one kid who cried when he was asked, can’t win them all I guess.
If you are going to visit Boston and you’ve been there before, take a DUCK Tour for fun. I promise you will enjoy the ride. If you’ve never been to Boston and you are completely new to the area you simply must take a DUCK Tour. I promise you will not be disappointed. Reasonably priced the highest you will pay is $32.99 for an adult 80 minute tour, which is the tour you should take because it’s worth the extra couple of dollars for the additional 20 minutes. Look for coupons in your local tourism paperwork. To see current pricing and schedules visit www.bostonducktours.com When you get there, tell them “Quack, Quack” from My Sentiment ExactLee.
Right now Boston Duck Tours is offering one of my lucky readers 2 free tickets for a Duck Tour, 2 free tickets for the Museum of Science and 2 free preferred shopping cards.
*I received media sample. All opinions are my own.