A little while ago we went to one of my favorite museums, but we didn't go inside it. Instead, we went to the waterfront to see something totally different. A big boat race!
It's called the Volvo Ocean Race , and these big boats have been sailing around the world. Boston was the only place they stopped in America.
Here are the boats lined up at the dock
Because it was sponsored by Volvo, they had all kinds of things to try.
Like driving a Volvo station wagon
Or driving a Volvo little compactor
We didn't get to test drive this one, but it was really neat. A big big Lego truck!
Later when we were done test driving the Volvos, we went to see some of the race action.
Here's one of the captains going to his boat. At least, he was the biggest guy there, so he must have been in charge.
Aki went to the ICA for lunch
Then we went shopping at the Puma store that was made out of shipping containers.
Here I am trying on some red shoes that are like my Crocs, only much much bigger
The race started. And then the boats had to come back because they were just kidding about the start. Then one boat got cut off by a big tanker, but that was too bad for that boat.
Finally we had a nice dinner at home with Karna and Arne, Carl, Joy, Axel and a tub of little Legos.
What a fun day at the waterfront, not going to our usual museum! Later I found out that the boats sailed all the way to Ireland in only one week. How amazing is that?