Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Freedom Trail

Yesterday we drove to Boston and spent the entire day on the Freedom Trail...a walking tour that takes you to many different historical sites pertaining to the Revolution and this country's quest for freedom from the British. It was fascinating. We could have spent another day. Actually, it wasn't an ENTIRE day because by the time we got the two babies ready (& all of us- with just one bathroom), it was 11:00 before we got away, and it is a two hour drive to Boston. We did have a little "Miracle" in finding a parking place in Boston (which is near to impossible) We just came upon this little piece of land by a service station and several cars were parked there, with no sign that said "NO PARKING", and so we pulled the van in the last spot and parked . However, there was no place for Dan & Clare's car. They drove all around for about 10 minutes, and just when we were ready to give up, a man came and got into one of the cars and drove away! So Dan & Clare pulled in and took his spot. It was so was right where we wanted to start the Freedom Trail and it was free parking! Just a little "Tender Mercy"!

Finally ready for the walk!

Our first stop was this monument on Bunker Hill...where one of the great battles was held. Over a thousand British troops were killed and 400 patriots. It was here that the commander of the patriots said "Don't shoot until you see the white of their eyes".
I loved this shot of the monument taken right at the base. A jet had just gone by and the sun was perfect.
Going up the circular staircase in the monument. There were 294 stairs!
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