While D was away, I went frolicking with the girls out at the Seaport in Boston on Saturday afternoon. Amanda Parer's big bunny installation "Intrude" was up on the Lawn on D, an "experimental event landscape" behind the convention center. Intrude (so called for the invasive rabbits introduced in Parer's native Australia) is a temporary installation, just up for the weekend, but the "Swing Time" swings designed by a local architectural firm are a regular thing. They're solar charged and light up at night (the rabbits were also lit at night), but we were there under the full summer sun - along with a large number of mostly twenty-somethings, many of whom were partying at the bar under the large awning. And yes, I did try out the swings - surprisingly comfortable once you got in one.
Besides the big bunnies, a very big sailing ship was docked over at a nearby wharf, the Portuguese tall ship, the NPR Sangres. It was open to the public, so we climbed aboard to check it out. Beautiful ship.
We topped off the afternoon with grande margaritas and Mexican food at a dockside restaurant. It was a pre-birthday celebration for C, who fortuitously for us has a July birthday, providing a yearly excuse for summer cocktail swilling. Given the hot sun, and the fact than none of us is twenty-something anymore, the cocktail swilling was kept to a minimum. But they were delicious.