Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts

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There is no better place to celebrate Thanksgiving than in Plymouth, Massachusetts!  After spending time in Plymouth last Thanksgiving, we learned about the Pilgrims struggle to survive and how they influenced our country’s current form of government.  It was great way  to teach my son and nephew that Thanksgiving is more than drawing turkeys around […]

Lessons from President Kennedy

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This week I thought a lot about a period of history that took place before I was even born.  The life and accomplishments of our 35th President, John F. Kennedy was on my mind because his wife and former First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy’s soft-spoken voice accompanied me in my car  through my travels of the […]

Halloween in Salem

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Halloween is one of those holidays that is fun and entertaining for both kids and parents.  Last year, my son and I experienced one of the best Halloween’s in Salem, Massachusetts.  Each year Salem  celebrates by hosting Haunted Happenings throughout the month of October.  The event known as “America’s Halloween Festival” includes events like walking and […]

Cape Cod

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After what I have called my year of transition (new house, new job, new car),  I was really looking to escape where I could leave all the craziness of my life behind for a couple of days. My aha moment came when I recalled a quote referencing Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau, ” A […]

The House of Seven Gables

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Anyone who has read The House of  Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne would enjoy touring the house that inspired his gothic novel.  The house, one time owned by Hawthorne’s cousin Susanna Ingersol is in Salem, Massachusetts.  It is said that childhood stories from his cousin inspired him to write the famous novel, but he was […]

A Walk Through the Classics in Concord

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Concord, Massachusetts, is a quaint town entrenched in the history of the American Revolution just outside of Boston. The town is known to captivate literary enthusiasts, since it was home to some of the greatest minds in America; Louisa May Alcottt, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorn. To embrace the area, I recommend starting […]

Following the Red Brick Road – Boston’s Freedom Trail

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Nestled among the skyscrapers of Boston still lies the preserved colonial times of some of America’s historical icons like Samuel Adams and Paul Revere.  From 1761 to 1775, Boston forged America’s identify.  When my son and I visited Boston, it was wonderful to visit the sites of the Freedom Trail the way John Adams might […]