Aug 29, 2010


Yesterday I took a solo trip to nearby Concord. I often find myself saying on a lazy afternoon, "Let's go to Concord." Taylor says WHY? and I say, "I don't know, I just like it."

I'm so amazed that such a small town could produce so many great minds. As my sister noted once, it was as if they all fed off of each others creativity. You can visit Walden Pond, the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery where countless famous names are buried, Old North Bridge, the Louisa May Alcott house, Nathanial Hawthorne house, and on and on.

This time I visited the Ralph Waldo Emerson house. It was delightful and educational. We could disagree on a few things, but he was a great thinker and that's admirable. He also called his wife Queenie and she called him Mr. Emerson, and I think that's sweet.

"All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


  1. Oh, that's a good quote. Boston is on my bucket list, and Concord with you will be my first order of business.

  2. All I'm saying is if it's anywhere near that dairy farm, you better have eaten some raspberry ice cream for me. Mmmmm. I love that area too.

  3. That is one of my all time favorite quotes.

    it always reminds me of this one, 'i am larger, better than I thought. I did not know I held so much goodness' - Walt Whitman.

    I love living vicariously through you two :)

    p.s. Welcome back to America, I need your address.

  4. how lucky are you to have such awesome places so close to you! fun stuff!

  5. Great Travel Guide.Feels like I,m right there.Thanks