Wednesday, June 25, 2008
This is the Battle Green in Lexington. This cute little old man told us all about that fateful night of the "shot heard 'round the world".
This is the Old North Bridge in Concord.
Concord is also home to Sleep Hollow. Oooooo.... Super fun! :) We did go there. Didn't see any headless horsemen. But we did get to see the graves of Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
What a beautiful house! This is the house that belonged to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It was amazing! We got to tour through it and learn more about the man and hear a lot of his poetry. It was actually super cool!
The Boston Temple! I have this on day 4 because this is when I got the picture. We were actually able to go to the temple on day 1 of the trip, but didn't have a lot of opportunities for picture taking time. So, when we went past it again, we stopped to try to get some good ones. It's a beautiful temple!
Day 1 - Plymouth, MA
This is Plimoth Plantation. And yes, that's how they really spell it. Even if they spell everything else Plymouth. This is set up as if it was 1627 and the Pilgrims were starting to get settled in. They had people dressed up as characters who also acted as if they were some of the real people that came across on the Mayflower. It had a beautiful view as well, right on the coast!
Here's my mom and I by the Plymouth Rock sign. Sadly, they were doing construction on the edifice that covers the rock, so we didn't get to see it. We had to get a postcard instead. :)
This is the Mayflower II. It's what they think the Mayflower looked like and is run the same, etc. So we got to go on a little tour of it. Pretty exciting!
Day 2 - Boston!
Okay, it's a little difficult to decide which pictures to put on here. There's so many! We went on the Freedom Trail which takes you to most of the historical sights in Boston. We saw Boston Commons, many different old churches, graves of John Hancock, Sam Adams, Paul Revere, and others, new and old state houses, Paul Revere's house, the site of the Boston Massacre, Bunker Hill, the USS Constitution, and other places as well.
This is the State House - or the capital building. We were there just 2 days after the Celtics won the NBA finals, and the city was still celebrating!
This is Fanueil Hall with a statue of Samuel Adams in front. Go google it if you want to know the importance of it. :)
This is a statue of Paul Revere in front of the Old North Church - the church where lanterns were hung to signal that the British were coming. Then Paul Revere began his famous midnight ride.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
And action shot of Jeffrey running from second base after hitting a nice double.
This is Jared out in the outfield. This was the coolest play. He got the ground ball and threw it to Jeffrey at second base for the out. Good teamwork!
I'm reading 1776 right now, in preparation for my trip to Boston! Wahoo!
Here are a couple of pictures of one of our adventures. There is a flower bed on the south side of our apartment complex. Of course, the grounds keepers don't do anything. So, we decided to plant flowers! We went to Home Depot and went crazy and bought a bunch of different things. Hopefully they'll continue to grow!
Yay for summer!