Last week my kids had no school because it was winter break. Somewhere warm and tropical was where I was hoping we'd be for the week, but instead we ended up in Boston--which is about 10 degrees colder than where I am. We still had a really fun time. We covered most of the Freedom Trail, which is historic and patriotic and makes me appreciate the country's founding fathers. Boston has an amazing, modern four-floor children's museum. My kids were in heaven. If you have kids and are visiting Boston, the children's musuem is a must. We stayed at the Omni Parker Hotel, which is very historic and where the boston cream pie was invented. Yes, we tried the original--it was good. My favorite site I saw on the Freedom Trail? The USS Constitution.