After a poor night's sleep, we caught our first New York cab ride down to Penn station, to board the Acela Express train to Boston. Despite the movies, our cab driver didn't offer much in the way of conversation and given our state of consciousness, neither did we! There were a lot of people boarding the train and we walked the entire length of it, before finally finding seats together to sit at.

The train to Boston is very picturesque, affording great views of Manhattan after a brief underground stretch and on through little coastal towns, all of which we enjoyed while travelling backwards.

We arrived to find Garry and Lachlan waiting for us on the platform. He drove us to their house in Burlington that is currently undergoing renovations, meaning they have an industrial skip on their driveway and earthworks in the form of a rather large hole in their backyard.

That afternoon, we went into Boston to do the Duck tour. Departing from the Museum of Science, we navigated the streets of Boston learning many historical facts before testing out the amphibious qualities of the vehicle by taking to the Charles River. They passed... Once in the river, children of all ages (both the young and young at heart) can have a chance to skipper the vehicle. Lachlan did - and a fine job he did too.

Back home to Garry and Tammy's for Indian dinner and a glass of red and the chance of a good catch up with the kids in bed.