Friday, October 8, 2010

On to Boston Area

Friday we all left for Boston Minuteman Campground in Littleton, MA. It is about 40 miles from Boston. Brock and Kristi followed us in their rental car. I didn't mention before but we are doing our sight seeing in their rental car as our Jeep doesn't have a backseat and needless to say wouldn't be to comfortable for anyone to sit in the back. It only took us about 3 hours to get there. We got set up and decided to take a drive and check out the Concord and Lexington historic area. This is where a 10 year long feud between the Bristish and the Colonists climaxed into a bloody battle that was the start of the war of independence.

This area is also a home to many writers such as Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau. Ralph Emerson also lived in the area and was the one who wrote of the "shot heard around the world" referring to the battle of Livingston and Concord.

Childhood home of Lousia May Alcott, author of Little Women

Another structure near the Orchard House(home of the Alcotts)
Some fall colors on walk to Vistor Center in Lexington

More fall colors

Example of houses in the area

Buildings in Lexington

We had a bite to eat in Lexington and then headed home for the night.


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