Sunday, September 02, 2012

Boston - Day 10

Our last day and we decided to explore those parts of Boston that we'd previously missed. Notably the parks, swan boats and the historic old state house where the Declaration of Independence was first read. Before too long however it was time to start our journey home and we had to leave New England for Old England. We had a fabulous time and may one day finish off the things we ran out of time for!

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Boston - Day 9

We could hardly leave New England without exploring a little more of the history that formed a nation. We picked up the trail that led from Boston to Lexington and Concord and visited the towns where the first shots were fired. These initial conflicts led to the siege of Boston and ultimately the withdrawal of Bitish troops and the success of George Washington's Continental Army in 1776.