Concord, MA

On Sunday, we spent the day in Concord, MA which is a good town to visit for several historic reasons.  It is the site of the beginning battle of the Revolutionary War.  Later, it became a hotbed of the anti-slavery movement.  It is also well known as the home of such literary giants as Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Minuteman Statue at the Old North Bridge

Minuteman Statue at the Old North Bridge

 

 

 

 

Unitarian Church

Unitarian Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see, it was a beautiful sunny day, with temperatures in the low 60’s. (this will be important on Monday)

It was also a really fun trip back in time for my mom and I.  We had lived in Concord when I was a high school girl.  Neither of us had been back in a VERY long time, so it was thrilling to see the old sites.

Very little had changed since we lived there.  The downtown still looked the same, with some of our old favorite shops.

Downtown Concord, MA

Downtown Concord, MA

The Cheese Shop

The Cheese Shop

Really, the only thing that had changed, was that the current owner of our old home had torn it down and built a new one in its spot!  That was a bit of a shock!

Unitarian Church Concord, MA

The site of our old home – with a new home in its place

Behind the old home was a public trail that we hiked.  We went back to the river behind our house and remembered the nice times my sister and I had of canoeing down the river – except for the time that man flashed us from river bank, and the time that two of my seventh grade classmates found a body in a dufflebag on a sand bar in the river.

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Assabet River

We finished the day by driving to the next town over, Acton.  We used to live there too, and found our old house.  The current owner was cutting his grass, so we got out of the car and talked with him for a bit.

Red Barn where the script for the movie Shakespeare in Love was written

Red Barn where the script for the movie Shakespeare in Love was written

There was an addition to the house since we’d lived there: a small barn-like outbuilding.  He told us that the script for the movie Shakespeare in Love was written there by a previous owner.  That was kind of exciting.

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