Eric Carle Picture Book Museum or Boston?

Okay, so in September we’re going on what will be affectionately called the ME WITH YOU book tour/grandparent time/visit every historical piece of dirt on the East Coast trip and there will be a Wednesday through Friday that we’ll be in Boston.

On Thursday morning of that week, I’ll hop down to Barrington, RI for a reading and book signing with illustrator Christopher Denise. And we’ll both be in Boston for a signing at Wellesley Booksmith on Friday of that week.

SO, on Thursday afternoon, we could either head back to Boston to visit some historical dirt, or we could drive two hours over to Amherst to visit the Eric Carle Museum and then head back to Boston later that afternoon.

Going to the Museum would mean less historical dirt in Boston. What is your opinion?


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14 thoughts on “Eric Carle Picture Book Museum or Boston?

  1. I haven’t been to the Eric Carle Museum, though I really want to go someday; so I’m not answering your question.

    I just wanted to say that your kids are the perfect age for the Boston Children’s Museum, which is really awesome, so do make time for it.

  2. I vote for the Eric!

    eta:
    I have been there 3 times. And met Mr. Carle there!
    I wish my sons could have gone with me when they were younger (it didn’t exist), so I would vote to go with your kids because they probably won’t love it with you when they are older.

    1. YAYAYAYAYAYAY! Oh, this makes me happy. Okay, so here’s the skinny. Arrive in Boston to stay with husband’s uncle on September 9, 2009. Book signing and story time at Barrington Books on Thursday, September 10 at 10:30 a.m. Book signing and story time at Wellesley Booksmith on September 11 at 10:30 a.m. Will probably leave Boston on 11th and head to NYC. So, in general I have between Sept. 9th and 11th to see you. Perhaps lunch in Barrington after that book signing? I am so excited!

      1. Me to! me to!!! You’ll have to put this out to LJ & Facebook b/c there are lots of us from the Boston area. Where are you staying exactly?

        As for your dilemma, I’d say stick to Boston. There’s more for the family to enjoy w/out killing yourself to drive so much. The Museum of Science is great. You can walk around the public garden and see the Make Way for Ducklings statues, eat in the North End, walk around Fanuil Hall, do touresty stuff. Oo. I don’t know how old your kids are, but the duck tours are lots of fun (amphibious vehicle guided tour of Boston via land and water). I can go on if needed. LOL

      2. Okay, Valarie. you’ve sold me. I think we will stick with Boston! A duck tour? I’m sold!

        We’ll be staying at my husband’s uncle’s house, about 3 1/2 miles from Harvard Square. And I’ll definitely put out a call closer to the date so we can make plans for a get-together!

  3. I loved the museum, but you’d be spending four hours in the car getting there and back. . . and there’s soooo much to see in Boston. I think you could do so many cool things with those four hours if you stayed.

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