Monday, May 23, 2011

Homeward bound

Homeward bound
After window shopping a bit at Mystic Village, we headed to the local Five Guys for a late lunch. Even though it was not the "local fare" we had been seeking throughout this trip, Kev had never had one of their burgers, and I new it would be a great treat. As we were enjoying our burgers, it began to lightly drizzle, and by the time we headed to RoadAbode, it was a steady rain. On the road heading south on Route 95, the heavens opened up and poured down. The rains slowed us down, and instead of hitting the Tappan Zee Bridge before the commuter rush, we ended up on the Bridge as the crush started. Still, we did seem to keeping moving, just slower than expected. With the heavy traffic and wet roads, we finally made it to RoadAbodes Home  - two hours longer than expected.

@ da submarine museum

@ da submarine museum


The Sub Captain
Last Day in the Mystic Area, We decided to Go over to the Sub Base and Museum in Groton.
Everytime I go I enjoy this museum on the history of the Submarine in the United States - Dating to Colonial Times. 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Site of Thoreau's House

Site of Thoreau's House

Thoreau's cabin Here - in spirit

Here - in spirit


Robbins/Hutchinson House

Hutchinson House

Fife + drum

Fife + drum

Moving a historic house

Moving a historic house

Temporary Mobile Home - Robbins House on the Move

Moving a historic house

Moving a historic house

Our fireplace

Our fireplace

Friday, May 20, 2011

A little explore of Concord

Our stay for the first part of our trip is @ Minuteman Campground in Littleton MA. This is a great family run Campground that really is both Technically Savvy, and "Homespun" at the same time. I was able to make reservations online easily, and when Maureen (who I conferred with via email) met us in the store - quickly and without hesitation credited us for the my brother's portion of the overnight. She right away also asked for and applied my "Good Sam" credit - I would have forgotten about both those items.They have a great, stocked store, and other employees were just as helpful. Their recommendations for eateries in the area were spot on for our appetites as well. Great Place to camp in the Concord/Boston/ area.
Once Settled in at Minuteman Campground, we went and visited The Visitors Center for Minuteman National Park, and also "The Olde Manse" which is the home built by Rev. William Emerson, and later lived in by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Louisa May Alcott. The homestead is located Right by the North Bridge - where the "shot heard round the world" was fired, and the revolutionary war began.
Learned from a colonial dressed woman how a musket was readied, loaded and fired. Quite Loud!
Saturday,, heading back to see historical demonstrations, military drill, musket firing, field music, and more. Then heading to be more contemplative @ Walden Pond.

Lighting da fire like a BOSS

Lighting da fire like a BOSS

Minuteman

"By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world."

~ Emerson
Minute Man National Park in Concord

North Bridge - 'shot heard round the wor

North Bridge - 'shot heard round the world'

In Concord, MA

In Concord, MA