Boston's been calling our name since we got here. We have some friends who were talking about going to Boston for the 4th of July, and it sounded like a great idea to us. We were able to see several historical sites as well as participate in some of the events happening around the city for the holiday. It was enlightening to see the historical sites and hear stories of Paul Revere, the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, etc while standing where they took place. I came home with a better understanding of our nation's history, and greater appreciation for the founding fathers and all the soldiers who have fought for freedom. We also ate lots of good food, and watched the most amazing fire works show I've ever seen. Boston for the 4th might become a tradition for us.
Among the highlights...
- watching the Wizard of Oz in the park
- Ella learning to read the maps and navigate the subways
- fife and drummers
- Sophie trying all weekend to catch a bird to be her pet
- hearing the Declaration of Independence read from the balcony of the Old State House
- watching the USS Constitution out in the harbor
- hanging out with the Larsens
- good food
- listening to the Boston Pops concert and watching fire works along the Charles River
A few little details about the slide show:
The audio was all recorded while we were in Boston. The second song was the Middlesex County Volunteer Fife and Drum band. The last song was Martina McBride singing "God Bless America" during the pops concert. I don't remember what the first song clip was from. That was Ella reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the excerpt from the Declaration of Independence. She memorized them at school.
Also, at the very end, if you look to the bottom left of the picture, you can see the fireworks reflecting in one of the buildings (it's kind of cool).