Saturday, June 23, 2012

BOSTON: mt auburn, lexington & concord

We went back to Mt. Auburn cemetery the next day because we loved it so much! We just sat and enjoyed the views and the Canadian geese. We then ventured off to Lexington and Concord, where the minute men received their first order to attack British troops, more commonly known as "the shot heard round the world." 

Then, one of our very favorite parts of the trip, we went to Walden Pond! We thought we would probably just look around since it was already late afternoon, but once we got there we could not turn down the opportunity to swim and fish! We walked all the way around the pond until we found a nice secluded little spot. The boys got in and swam even though it was freezing! They loved it. They were like two little boys on the first day of summer. They were fishing and Dan caught a little one. Scott came back it and was going on and how amazing it was and how it was the most exhilarating thing he'd done in so long and I could not not be a part of that! It was really cold but it was soo much fun swimming in the beautiful Walden Pond. We also saw the little house Henry David Thoreau lived in for two years while he wrote Walden. Our camera died in Lexington and Concord so we didn't get any pictures at Walden Pond! Bummer. We had some nice guy take one for us and he was supposed to email it to us but it never came!