This was also an adventure packed day. We first started out with a yummy breakfast. Joe had recommended this diner called Bickford in a neighboring town.
|My breakfast, omelet.|
|Matt's, The Big Apple|
After breakfast, we went back to the house to meet up with Joe and his girlfriend Katie. She and I clicked right away. Matt and I like her, she's a good match for Joe. Once the introductions we done we piled into the car and headed into Concord. Joe was going to take Katie and I to Orchard House, of course Matt tagged along. EEK!!! sidenote: Katie is new the Boston area and hadn't been there yet.
After the tour we went to the Sleepy Hollow cemetery in Concord. Okay so this is where we have little side adventure. We went to the originally cemetery next to the church. We looked and looked and couldn't find her. Then a local said there's a larger cemetery down the road where she's buried. So take a walk down there. Again we look and look and still can't find her. Then we notice a little trail and that took us to the family plot. Come to find out we could have driven there! We take some pictures.
She's buried on Author Hill next to Thoreau and Emerson. Who by the way were really good friends with the Alcott family. We weren't planning on coming here but was still fun.
Once we get back to the car, we head over to the Concord Battleground. You know the place, "The shot heard around the world." It's a very peaceful place.
|Bridge that crosses the creek to the field|
|Emerson quote just outside the trail|
After taking in the view of the battleground, Joe suggested we go to Walden Pond. At this point Matt and I really wanted to see if we good get to Maine to have some fresh lobster, so we took Joe and Katie back and said we would try to see Walden Pond later.
We head out to Maine. From where we were staying the Maine border is less than hour away. So naturally we thought good, we can go eat see some sites and come back. NOPE!! OH MAN! The traffic was horrendous! It took us over 2 hours to get into Maine!!! So we decided to do a drive by of the Atlantic Ocean, total bummer I wanted to enjoy the beach for a little bit.
Needless to say we didn't get to enjoy fresh lobster. :( We turned around and make our way down to Salem. Since it took us so long to get to Maine we also did a drive by of the House of Seven Gables.
Joe's mom was making us dinner, and we wanted to make sure we were back in time. We had a yummy Italian dinner waiting when we walked in the door. We enjoyed some fun conversations with Joe and his parents.
That wraps up day 2. Stay tuned for day 3!