This is the first of MANY Boston-related posts I promise to publish over the course of the next few weeks.
A couple of weeks ago, my ten-year-old daughter and I embarked on our third mother-daughter trip. We do this when the boys snore walleye to death in Ontario. The first year, we
murdered enjoyed blue crab near the Chesapeake Bay, and last summer we biked around horse manure on Mackinac Island. Since we’d studied all the way up to the American Revolution in school, we chose Boston as this year’s destination.
Boston is the birthplace of the revolution and the bustling modern city is steeped in history — 250-year-old buildings are flanked by business-district skyscrapers.
Visitors follow the freedom trail — an inlaid brick trail which takes you to all the major Revolutionary sites in Boston.
This is Old North Church, and its famed steeple is the one upon which lanterns would be hung if the Redcoats were coming. One if by land, two if by sea…
Here, D is reading the epitaph of a revolution-era gravestone on the north end of town.
We toured the USS Constitution, Old Ironsides, a beautiful vessel first launched in 1797, and which boasts the title of oldest commissioned warship afloat.
And we learned a lot about public transportation during the journey. Boston is the site of the first American subway system, and we knew it well by the end of our stay.
Please stay tuned for more tales from Boston!
Our Boston Series:
Happy Independence Day
Mom and Daughter Trip to Boston
Passing the Torch – On Cranberry Pond
Bed and Breakfast Review
Biking on Cape Cod
Reading Little Women
Salem, MA Wrought Iron
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Tags: Boston, History, Photography, Revolution, travel with kids