My parents and I journeyed to my sister's house in Nashua, New Hampshire, in September, 1987. We spent time in Massachusetts.
From Nashua, the ride down to Boston was a short one. We wasted no time in getting to the suburbs of Lexington and Concord, where the American Revolution began in 1775. We drove by Lexington Green and proceeded along the battle route to the Minute Man statue and the North Bridge, famous for "the shot heard round the world." Resistance here caused the inevitable break with England. "We are standing at the heart of American history," I thought.
In Boston, we took in the Old North Church and Paul Revere's home. The 2 lanterns hanging in the church steeple meant the British were approaching by sea. A friend of Paul Revere's gave the signal. Revere was a silversmith.
We went to the New England Aquarium by Boston Harbor.
A replica of Thoreau's cabin on Walden Pond was nearby.