Monday, November 2, 2015

Lexington to Concord

In late September we went to see the grandchildren in Lexington, Massachusetts.

This is the Minuteman Statue on Lexington Common.
The "shot heard around the world" was fired on these grounds.
We had lots of time to explore the area while the family was at work and "school".
The weather was wonderful. Just a hint of fall in the air.

Buckman Tavern was a gathering place for militiamen preparing for the Revolutionary War.
The tavern is also known to have housed the first town post office and store.

The leaves were just beginning to turn in late September.

The is one of the monuments at the Old North Bridge in Concord.

The Old North Bridge
Concord, Massachusetts

April 19, 1775, after shots were fired in Lexington, the British moved on to Concord planning to find and take the weapons they had heard the militia was storing in the area.
Militia poured in from the surrounding area and drove the British back as they attempted to cross the bridge in pursuit of weapons.

An old cemetery in the town of Concord.
Now, the real reason for our trip to Lexington.
Papa and Nicholas reading a very interesting book about pumpkins.

Cora Jean, Jay and Karenna with Papa.

We spent one day at a local farm with the family.

The children enjoyed the sheep, goats, cows, and chickens
They also were excited to take a hayride.

We were lucky to be in town for the annual neighborhood block party.
Great food and fun for everyone.
Here the group was preparing for a group photo.