Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Spring Break, Part 1

Wow! Where did my summer go? Already I'm back at work, and so behind in posting it's not funny! Let's back track a bit and start with the Spring Break Trip with my students from school. We were so lucky to be able to go, and had such a great group to go with. Here are some highlights from the first stop: BOSTON!

A little commentary- we started with the Granary Cemetary, the Old South Meeting house where the Boston Massacre took place, then hit the USS Constitution, and Fenway Park from a distance (we tried to go to the game, but it didn't work out, boo). It was crazy cold (60 ha ha) so the kids bought a lot of warm clothes and were good sports in posing for crazy pics. We saw the North Square, full of original cobblestones that acted as ballast as the Pilgrims and such travelled to the New World, and where Paul Revere's silver smithing shop is. Then his statue and the Old North Church, and the window the lantern hanger jumped out to escape being captured by the British soldiers. Bunker Hill monument, with its 294 feet to the top, but a great view! Battle green for Lexington and Concord's minutemen, the Shot Heard Round the World down to the Old North bridge, where the British were turned back.