Holiday Inn Taunton - Foxboro Area, MA
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... drive, but when we got into Taunton, the streets were narrow, and a lot of one ways. One of the cool things about driving around New England is the history. Taunton, MA was settled in 1692. The Taunton Elks Lodge has two hook-ups for RV's and both were taken, so we are "boondocking" in the parking lot for two nights.
Monday--drive down to Newport, RI to see the International Tennis ...
... The ground here is hilly with lots of rocks and stones amongst the woods. There are areas of swamp as well. The rocks and stones were gathered to make rock walls or fences among the fields. At Lexington we walked around the park where the Revolutionary War began. British forces had marched from Boston to find and capture reported gun powder and weapons being stockpiled by the Minutemen Militias. The "shot heard round the world" happened in Lexington and the war was on. ...
... we climbed onto the ferry and headed to the airport to check in. Fortunately we had arrived early so Craig had time to go home and get back with the bag in time for us to make the flight. Phew, close call and really funny actually! We climbed onto the turbo prop plane and headed to Boston. The flight was fine until the rather bumpy descent and Tess started looking a little green around the gills. We got ...
... many other sites described as pivotal to America's rebellious beginning.
Today we plan to finish off the trail, visiting the site of the Boston Tea Party and Bunker Hill where the first major battle of the war was fought.
We visited Boston Common, a quite beautiful park in the centre of the city. Weather so far has been good, clear and mild.
Today, the many hours ...
... government and is open for tours. Paul Revere's house is also open for tours, and the Old North Church (1723) and its famous lanterns are still in use. The site of the Boston Massacre where five colonists died in 1770 has been preserved. The First Public School was in Boston; some of its graduates include Sam Adams and Ben Franklin. The Granary Burying Ground in the middle of town has ...
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