Thursday, June 18, 2009

Last Days in New England (Bunker Hill/Sleepy Hollow Cemetery)

Michael doing what he does best.

I took a trip over Easter to Disney World with my family. When I returned, Michael and I crammed in as many New England things as we could our last weeks in Boston.

One day, we drove into Boston to walk along the Freedom Trail, a path through downtown that leads to significant historic sites. We began at Bunker Hill Monument. Standing 221 feet tall, the site of the first major battle of the American Revolution. We looked at the monument of Colonel William Prescott (above), who uttered the legendary phrase, "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes."

We saw so many lovely apartments along Bunker Hill.

Walking over Charlestown Bridge

Back at home, Michael makes a beard out of Lily the cat.

We saw the Gene Ween Band at Paradise Rock Lounge! We got the bassist (above) to autograph a "Reserved Seat" sign that Michael tore off the wall. Then Michael told him about how he asked him for a slice of pizza once in Oxford, Mississippi, and was denied. He apologized.

Another day, we went into Concord to find the graves of famous authors at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. There were lots of interesting tombstones, many very old.

We raced to see who could find Henry David Thoreau's grave first. I won.

Ralph Waldo Emerson's grave

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