Monday, October 13, 2014

More from Concord

Concord is an amazing place that had many talented people living in it from a literary perspective.  Today we visited the Old Manse with Vic's cousin and his family.  The Old Manse is a National Historic Landmark and became the center of Concord’s political, literary, and social revolutions over the course of the next century. In the mid-19th-century, leading Transcendentalists such as Bronson Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller discussed the issues of the day here, with the Hawthorne and Ripley families. 

The kids got to play a Steinway piano from the 1800s (wearing white gloves).  It was pretty cool.  The tour guide said that they let people play it because it will just go out of tune if it sits there with no one playing it.

After that we wandered around Minute Man Park, walked over the Old North Bridge and then headed back for dinner at Neville and Lorelee's place.  I was also able to do some laundry which was much appreciated!

Tomorrow we grab the train back to NYC to see the Big Apple.

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