Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Freedom's field - 223 years ago

The path to the North Bridge
Please click on the image for better viewing.

Concord River

After my niece's wedding, Gayle and I had an opportunity to visit Minuteman National Historic Park in Concord, Mass. where the shots fired here between the British and Americans were heard around the world. We lived near Williamsburg, Va. before moving to Florida, so we were used to Colonial era historic sites. But this place is a national treasure and we were overwhelmed with how the National Park Service has maintained the site. We hope to visit again when we have a little more time.


ABNPOPPA said...

As usual a great! photograph, that must be your hobby. ABNMOMMA and I visted Williamsburg 3 years ago and then to Richmond for the NASCAR race. Went on to Jamestown and hope to go back next summer. Loved the area and the history there is just out of site

Infantry Dad said...

Plimoth Plantation is another great place to visit,if you have the time.

ABNPOPPA said...

Will write that down and keep it in mind. You know me and ABNMOMMA are empty nesters (sp?) and we would like to vacation somewhere other than a military base next summer. That's where we've been spending most of our time over the last two years. You know how that goes.

Airborne dad said...


I do know how that goes. There is much to do around Boston as Dad says. Am looking forward to next summer.

We used to live at Gloucester Point (way back in the 70s/early 80s),which was just across the York River from Yorktown. My oldest son was born in Williamsburg, although he considers himself a Floridian now.

Williamsburg at Christmas is quite spectacular.

Of all the years I lived in Richmond, I never went to a NASCAR race. Of course, now that we live in Florida, we have been to Daytona a few times. I love it.

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