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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

New England Adventure Day 1

Randall and I drove to Utah yesterday and picked up the girls who had been spending a couple of days with their Griffith cousins. Randall drove on the freeway for the first time.
I tried not to stress out over this, and was happy that he did so great. In fact, I look pretty calm and collected, don't you think? It was nice having someone else drive. :-)
We got a little sleep at Uncle Anthon's before having to awake before 4 and head to the airport. Thanks, Uncle Anthon for the drop off!
Having arrived in Boston after one connection in Minneapolis, we grabbed our rental car and took off. 

We stopped at the Lexington green where the first shot of the American Revolution was fired, and then went to the Minute Man Park visitor center. They have the best presentation there. It uses  multiple media and gives a great overview of those first couple of days. Don't miss it if you go. 
The kids on the Lexington Green. 
This monument on the Green was erected in 1799, the year George Washington died. The bodies of those who died on the morning of April 19, 1775 were moved to this spot at that time from a local cemetery. 

This patriot was explaining what happened here in a great Bostonian accent. 
The kids at the Minute Man monument. 

The monument at the Old North Bridge. 
Old North Bridge (a replica, of course). 

I took the kids to an original 18th century colonial inn in Concord to eat, and we then drove up to Rockport, Maine after all of this. Arrived just before 10 p.m. 

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