Saturday, September 22, 2012

CONCORD

I love to visit historic sites and yesterday was the day for that.  We didn't have time to see it all - that would take several days to a few weeks - but we saw some highlights.

We took a tour of Orchard House, where Louisa May Alcott grew up.  The tour was very interesting and 80% of the furnishings were original to the family.  We weren't allowed to take any pictures inside the home.  I really makes me want to read more about her life.  The only book of hers that I have read is  Little Women.  And of course, I've seen the movie numerous times.  The movie that came out around 1950 is one of the movies that we were allowed to go to and we saw it at a drive-in theatre!

The house where Little Women was written.

Louisa May Alcott's Home
 Next was the Minute Man National Historic Park, which is a wonderful park covering the opening battle of the revolutionary war which took place on April 18, 1775.  It is hard to imagine what it must have been like back then, but it was wonderful seeing some of the original locations and buildings.
Minute Man Statute at the North Bridge where the battle took place.

North Bridge

Stone wall near North Bridge (I love the stone walls)
Then, we went to Boxborough, MA to visit the Quilted Crow Quilt Shop!  I didn't take pictures inside the shop so I am linking you to their web site here.   They have pictures of the inside of their shop on the web site.  It is a lovely shop with LOTS of fabric, wool, etc, etc.



I didn't buy very much;  fat 8ths, FQs and 2 pieces of wool.

The day was beautiful and if you are wondering, the leaves are starting to change.  I'll try to get some pictures today.  There are so many things (colorful trees, houses, barns, churches) that I see as we are driving down the road that I want to take pictures of, but there is no place to stop.  The roads are 2 lanes with no shoulders and you can't just stop to take pictures.  Or, we are on the freeway going 55 mph and can't stop.

Today we are going to Quincy and Boston!

5 comments:

Barb said...

what a wonderful day and great fabrics.
Have fun in Boston - are you walking the red line?

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Two words, Ruth..."Thank you" for your sharing your pictures with us.

:) Carolyn

Doniene said...

Such wonderful history! Thanks so much for sharing tidbits of your trip!! The fabric is lovely!! Can't wait to see your projects!!

Blessings!!

Beth said...

Little Women is still a favorite of mine. I have read it many times. Sure would love to see where she wrote it.
Thanks so much for taking us along on your wonderful trip.
Can't wait to see Boston. LOL
Nice purchases at the Quilted Crow.

quilt32 said...

I envy your being able to visit all these wonderful places. Thanks for sharing.
Lillian
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