What the Fluff?

My husband Errol and I enjoy spending the day in Boston and recently, we took our granddaughter Ayanna with us. The fact that our son Tony and his wife Thea live there is an added bonus.


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I had told Aya that we were going on a special trip on that day, but didn’t tell her where. When we got to the train station in Wells that morning she started putting it together. “Who do we go see when we take the train?” I asked. She immediately answered “Uncle Tony” with a big grin on her face.

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Before we got on the train, the man that works at the Wells station explained to us that a vintage dome car would be attached to our train that day. Errol and Aya definitely wanted to check that out!

Tony was at the station to meet us and we took the subway to Assembly Row, a large shopping center in Somerville.

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We met up with his wife Thea and found a restaurant for brunch. Then we went shopping. Outside of Legoland we found a 20-foot giraffe named Gio made entirely of Legos!

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I found some great deals on clothes for the girls, while Thea took Aya into Bed Bath and Beyond. Aya really enjoyed that store and loved smelling the different scents.
We took a walk by the river and saw a swan and ducks, then Aya had some fun on the playground.
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Next we went to Tony and Thea’s house. Errol and I hadn’t seen it in person yet so we were pretty excited to. They have done a fantastic job renovating and decorating it! Aya had a great time playing with their dog Pip.

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In the afternoon we headed out for the Fluff Festival. Marshmellow Fluff was orginally made in Somerville, Massachusetts, and each year they celebrate it with a festival. There are many fluff-related items to buy, and a large assortment of foods made with fluff to eat. They even have something called a Tuna Fluff that is saltines, Fluff, tuna and pickles.
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Girls dressed as the Flufferettes and a man and his daughter on stilts are just some of the sights you’ll see while walking around the festival located at Union Square.

There are things for the kids to do. Aya made something out of marshmellows, and then showed off her hula hooping talents.

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There was a band playing as we wandered around, and then the Fluff games began. They had Fluff musical chairs, (one chair is loaded with Fluff), Fluff jousting, and Fluff tug-o-war just to name a few. Young children and adults got to participate and all seemed to have a great deal of fun!

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As evening approached it was time to go home, our train was at 7:30 p.m. We said our goodbyes Tony called us an Uber. It wasn’t long after getting onto the train that Aya showed us what a long and busy day we’d had. But oh so much fun!

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