QT gets her ducks in a row in Boston Commons.
Last fall QT and I visited Boston on a girl’s trip with another friend. She enjoyed walking the Freedom Trail, taking a Boston Harbor Cruise and visiting America’s oldest library. In fact, a lot of things in Boston are old. The city was founded in 1630 and here we are 386 years later!
But certainly QT’s favorite part of the trip was a stop at the Boston Public Garden. Here she met up with Mother Duck and her brood of ducklings Jack, Kack, Lack, Mack, Nack, Ouack, Pack and Quack, made famous in the children’s book “Make Way for Ducklings” by Robert McCloskey. The book won the Caldecott Medal for illustrations and was a favorite story of my children. These bronze statues by Nancy Schon are a representation of McCloskey’s drawings and are located in the northeast corner of the garden. In 1991 First Lady Barbara Bush gave a duplicate sculpture to Raisa Gorbachev as a gift and are displayed in Moscow’s Novadevichy Park. I guess QT will have to take a trip to Moscow someday! It won’t be long until she’s off on her next adventure!