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Travel Blogs from Concord
... great for seeing the route on paper, but hard to adjust to after using the larger scale maps of recent weeks.
Much of the time we walked on leaves and roots and stones - so much melting since the foot of snow just a week ago!
Not far along the path we came to the northeast end of Fairyland Pond, a delightful, man-made pond and once the playground ...
... the Old Rail Trail. Thirteen of us in all!
Very soon the trail swung east and the ground leveled out along the railroad right of way. Easy going, except for the narrow path set down by walkers and skiers since last weekend's storm. Most of us walked alongside the tracks - very crunchy at this point, hard to hear anyone speaking.
... we reached the trailhead sign, the rain had stopped.
We took the lefthand trail and passed *********et Hill, once a ski jump and now a cleared hill for hiking and biking. Confident that we were "on the trail" to the site of the sawmill I had scouted out earlier in the week, we chatted and... turned left again. Too soon! We were headed southwest instead of west and were soon on trails I had never seen.
With the help of several young men who knew the woods, we headed ...
... life may have been like.
We worked our way to Concord where we saw the North Bridge the actual site where the first shots were fired. It is a spot by a beautiful meadow along the Concord river with a bridge connecting the two.
This lesson in history made me more appreciative then ever for the bravery of those colonists.
Consulted with the boys outside and decided I be smart rather than right. So we took up her offer, checked out our massive dodge, packed the car and bang we were on or way to conquer the East coast!
For the first half an hour driving we went through every toll booth possible draining out our wallets. Great start for a road trip... Welcome to America.
All psyched up we were smiling and joking around non stop. it has been quite a while since the last time ...