On the 4th we had a fun day at the Coast Guard Station in Boston with food, fun and entertainment all hosted by the USO.
Among the highlights:
Watching the USS Constitution in the harbor and hearing the deafening boom as she shot her cannon. (Lucy did not like this so much. Cory was frightened, but had to watch--he just needed to be safely watching from behind his sisters)
Touring the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba
And apparently collecting rocks while we waited for Ted to bring us lunch.
The "you-know-you're-at-a-Coast-Guard-installation" moment...
Seeing the bouncies weighted by anchors.