So we come all the way from St. Louis to Boston to see what? Hedgehogs.
We are staying in an AirBnB apartment in the North End. That company will make a buck off you any way it can, including selling tickets for local attractions. (It gets a cut.) It sent us an ad for Jill's New England Hedgehogs that got Mrs. C's eye. Great. We travel 1,200 miles to go see some hedgehogs.
Well, it was a treat. Jill Warnick breeds African pygmy hedgehogs in her apartment in nearby Brookline. She sells them to people as pets but also has meet and greet sessions where you can learn all about the adorable little creatures and how to care for them if would like one at home. (No shipping, in case you were curious.) And you can hold them - their spines relax when they are used to people and handled gently. A whole new dimension of cute.
To top it all off, on our way back to the city center in an Uber car, we were stuck in traffic in Copley Square. Looked to my left and found this. I gather this is normal for Boston.
And by the way, if you want to visit Jill, don't book it through a third party online. Contact her directly through her web site, above.