23 November 2011
CONCORD, Mass.–One of the perks about this year-long car trip is the occasional stop at a historic spot.
We don't get to enjoy as many as we'd like, but we have learned about some neat history in places like Cuyahoga National Park, near Cleveland, where the lock system was built in the early 19th century.
In Massachusetts, we had a rainy weekend to make the most of the fact that we stayed at an Element Hotel right next to the Minuteman National Park. For some of us, whose ancestors fought with the Massachusetts Militia, the opportunity to see the Old North Bridge, where the American Revolution began to throw off the bonds of British tyranny, was irresistible.
So we took a little self-guided tour, until things went unexpectedly wrong: