Sunday, May 29, 2005

Planning to Remember.

Yesterday was fabulous. We walked all over Cambridge over to the Back Bay, then over to Faneuil Hall and the North End. Consult the map above to see how far we actually walked. Today we spent more time cruising around Boston, enjoying every second.

Tomorrow we'll spend part of the day visiting the Granary Burying Ground in Boston. Here, patriots such as John Hancock, Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, Robert Treat Paine and the victims of the Boston Massacre are buried. Afterwards, we're headed to The Bunker Hill Monument. You'll recall the that first major battle of the Revolution was fought there June 17, 1775. We thought our little trip would be a great way to honor those that fought and died establishing and defending this country.

As many of you know, I'm very anti-war. However, I'm very pro soldier. Those fighting in military conflicts do not choose when or where they fight. They honor their word and take arms when asked. As such, they should be remembered and honored for all that they have done. I hope you all have a fantastic Memorial Day!


Blogger dreadcow said...

Thanks, amigo. Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

6:02 PM  
Blogger An80sNut said...

Great post for the holiday. B) I do worry that maybe you've been seeing too many of the sites as you are starting to sound like a tour guide. hahaha

10:31 PM  
Anonymous FNPhD said...

If you've seen all that, you may as well go to the aquarium, eat an italian sausage and move to a new city! You've used up all the fun stuff on your first trip!!!

1:10 AM  
Blogger FJ said...

Lest We Forget.

We say that on our version of your Memorial Day.

I too am anti-war, but like you, am pro soldiers.

Without soldiers and the sacrifices that have made and will make, our world would be a vastly different place, and probably not a very nice one at that.

To all defense personnel, past and present, I say this... Thankyou

7:57 AM  
Blogger Rattie said...

I lived in Boston for two years - great city! But I was happy to return to Canada.

11:54 AM  
Blogger Teri said...

That is exactly how I feel, I am anti-war, but I have so much respect for the men and women in the military. I appreciate and thank them for all that they do.

10:22 PM  
Blogger Jimbobb2 said...

Ahhh, Boston. I lived 3 years there, transplanted by my employer from San Antonio...actually, I lived in Newton but, close enough. A word or two of advice...forget all you *think* you know about driving...the only rule in Boston is that there are no rules, much like Fight Club. Do the tourist stuff over and over and over and over, it never gets old. The lightning display at the Science Museum is the world's best. Nose-bleed seats at Fenway on the 4th of July will remind you what America is all about. Have a lobster roll at McDonalds! Finally, the best for last...Legal Seafood is the only thing you need to know about dining outside of the North End. The bluefish pate is beyond unique and delicious, it's other-wordly. Yeah, I know the locals pooh-pooh Legal Seafood...although Bostonians aren't easy to ignore, do so and RUN to the first Legal you see. Have fun buddy!

6:11 PM  

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