Monday, October 22, 2012

Vacation Pictures

Here are the pictures from vacation!


Paul Revere statue - in the background you can kind of see the Old North Church. This was where they hung the lanterns during his midnight ride - "One if by Land. Two if by Sea." It is commonly believed that what he yelled during his ride was, "The British are coming!" However, during this time, everyone considered themselves British, and what he actually said was, "The Regulars are coming!"

Captain John Parker at the Lexington Battlefield. He is credited with telling his troops, "Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here." This was the "shot heard 'round the world."

Here I am posing with a Minute Man at the Old North Bridge in Concord. This bridge was where the Rebel forces stopped the Regulars and sent them back to Boston.

This church on Martha's Vineyard is made of all wood with no nails or screws - all tongue and groove and pegs. Those columns in the front are all pine boards!

It was cold and windy on Martha's Vineyard! But I got Granny B to take a picture with me!

Gingerbread House at the Methodist Camp. These houses were crazy and they were built on the sites where the original tents stood, so they are very narrow.

Ahh - the Breakers! This was the home of the Vanderbilt's. It was amazing inside, but I would trade it all for the kitchen!

I had to find this picture online because we weren't allowed to take pictures inside, but you get the idea. I'm in love!

Mystic Seaport. This is the Mystic River we are looking at - of movie fame. And in town was Mystic Pizza - of Julia Roberts fame.

Norman Rockwell's studio.

Me. In what IT says is my Ralph Lauren ad.

Talked her into another picture, but she got distracted...

The colors at the Bennington Battle Monument.

Yellow tree at Plymouth Notch.

Red tree at Plymouth Notch.

Mount Washington Resort. 

Me on the coast of Portland, Maine. What a beautiful place!

The lighthouse on Cape Elizabeth.

The Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse from the water.

Walker Point in Kennebunkport, Maine. This is also known as "the Bush Compound."

Maine lobster dinner!


  1. Such a beautiful trip! Love that green sweater. I need to go read the previous posts to catch up...

  2. Great photos! I love the history lessons. Thank you!