Monday, April 20, 2009

Patriot's Day 2009

Patriot's Day is one of my FAVORITE Spring Holidays.
It's a great day for displaying patriotism. (and playing checkers) We left the house at dawn, and marched 5 miles with the Carlisle minutemen to Concord, where we witnessed the muster of the minutemen from surrounding towns, a parade and some re-enactment at the Old North Bridge.
If cannons, black powder rifles and fife and drum corps are not for you, there's always the Boston Marathon and the Red Sox game, which happen concurrently on the third monday in April.
It's great to live near so much history and quality hullabaloo.

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9 comments:

Yankee Girl said...

I love Concord and with all its history hullabaloo. Didn't even know it was Patriot's day (very unpatriotic of me). My dad's in Boston right now (actually on the Cape today I think) I wonder what he's doing to celebrate?

mckell.b.p.55 said...

Oh..... No Patriot's Day in UT... :(

Science Teacher Mommy said...

Hullabaloo is such a great word.

shirlgirl said...

Glad you enjoyed your day. I've never been to any of those places. Guess I need a tour guide named Jenny! I did work in my yard for over 4 hours raking. I'm beat.

Jo Jo said...

I miss that stuff! I'd get up and go with Jarrod every year!

Annie said...

you were right in our town :)! Too bad I didn't know to watch for you. I love Patriot's Day.

Swimmingmom said...

I just love it there! I've always dreamed of living in Concord when I grew up. Now I'm grown up and no Concord- too expensive! No, I didn't go this year, perhaps when my children are a bit older. Glad you had fun day.

Christy said...

We went last year, forgot the LADDER!
But kids on my shoulders said it was great.
Don't you love new England?!!

priscilla said...

Jen, you did not mention the battle on Lexington Green?
We got up at 4 am and viewed that with the Schenewarks one year.
Be sure to bring your ladder.
mom