Field Trip to Historic Concord
Concord, for those who aren't American and don't know much about American history, is the birthplace of the American Revolution. It's where Paul Revere rode his horse to, shouting "The British are coming, the British are coming." It's where Paul Revere was also caught. It has the battlefield where the first victory in the American Revolution was fought at the Old North Bridge. Concord is right next to Lexington, which is the site of the battlefields where the first shots of the Revolution were fired.
Concord is also the town that housed such American literary luminaries as Nathanial Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Sidney, and Louisa May Alcott. Evidentally it was recommended to have three names in order to reside in Concord.
We drove around, stopped at various sites and walked the battlefield until the Boy slipped on the ice and hurt his butt, thus complaining of both being cold AND having a sore tush. Poor child.
This is a lovely house decorated in typical New England fashion for Christmas. Isn't it pretty?
This house just spoke to me. I love teeny little houses that look like dolls might live there. This is just the kind of house I'd love to have, intimate but friendly and welcoming. And the pink... you just have to love the pink!
Do you recognize this brown house? You've probably seen it in a movie. It's Louisa May Alcott's house, and it was in the movie Little Women, or as the Girl called it when she was small, Little Ladies.
In the summer, Concord is filled with tourists from all over the world. But in the winter it's a nice quiet place to take a walk and to look at beautiful American architecture from the Colonial period. Hard to believe this is only a few miles outside of Boston! Stumble It! JBlog Me