Thursday, April 26, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. :-)
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Yesterday, my final day of vacation out East, Hans, Josiah, Annika and I drove to Lexington, Massachusetts, to tour the Minute Man National Park. This park includes: Lexington's Battle Green where on April 19, 1775 the famous "shot heard 'round the world" occurred during the very first battle of the Revolutionary War. The Green is also where the Minuteman Statue by H. H. Kitson is located. Concord's Old North Bridge where on April 19, 1775 Colonial militia men turned back British troops after the Battle of Lexington. This site includes Daniel Chester French's well-known Minute Man Statue. The five-mile "Battle Road Trail" between Lexington and Concord, including a restored colonial landscape approximating the path of the running skirmishes between British troops and Colonial militia, the site at which Paul Revere was captured during his midnight ride, and the Hartwell's Tavern, a restored 18th-century tavern on Battle Road. The Wayside, home in turn to authors Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Margaret Sidney.