My wife and I returned last week from an eight-day tour of New England, focusing on LDS Church history sites. We had seen most of these sites decades ago, but I underestimated the cumulative impact of beginning at the very start, in Sharon VT, and then continuing through each successive history site until we reached Kirtland OH. We left the Illinois and Iowa sites for another day. The tour was competently organized and led by Webb Tours of Salt Lake City.
Our tour began in Boston, the cradle of liberty. We spent a brief time walking along a portion of the so-called "Boston Freedom Trail" which begins at Boston Common and extends to Bunker Hill. I had a difficult time taking photos here because of the size of our tour group, but here are a few, to give you the flavor of the site if you have never been there.
Street scene along the Freedom Trail. Note the strip of red brick on the sidewalk on the right, which enables people to follow the entire Trail.
The Paul Revere home. Paul Revere was immortalized by Longfellow's famous poem. According to the history books, Revere did not finish his famous ride to warn the patriots that the British were coming because he was detained by a British patrol. One rider, however, did complete the ride and issued the warning.
Downtown Boston skyline