Penguins, sharks, puffer fish, even a little hermit crab petting tank - it was all there. Unfortunately, when I picked up a hermit crab for Aiko to pet, it immediately shrunk back into it's shell, refusing to be adorable. Blast you, hermitcrab!
After roaming the kitschy giftshop, we headed out to Faneuil Hall for seafood and strawberry pineapple dessert. The grass was soft and cool at the park across the street, and we watched children playing in the fountain.
They watched for each new blast of water with rapt attention:
We walked across the bridge towards the ICA and checked out the Summer Solstice Festival. There was an Inca waterdragon being pulled by motorboat, butterfly-man, Sir Edward Norton's Brass band (complete with a psycho woman dancing) and real-people-moving-slowly statues. The steel drum band played Bob Marley and little kids put on weird pirate-themed plays. A woman hung from a circle a story off the ground and did bizarre vaguely-Cirque du Soleil-esque arm movements. It was really fun.