Originally Posted by CharlieD
I am visiting Mew England now, I can totally understand why you like it so much here, Addi. It is so beautiful , I wish I could move here. But at least I get to enjoy this couple of daysI'm here.
New England has a lot of winding roads. When you go around the bend, you are just left breathless with the beauty of the scenery. And you thought nothing could outdo that last curve in the road. To spend a weekend leaf peeping in the Fall is.... You fill in the blank. Like I tell visitors, "It is like looking into God's bowl of Fruitloops." There are still a lot of rustic small towns. They saw what was happening to other areas and stopped the progression of tourists traps before they got a foothold. Once "outsiders" move in they get to vote and can take control of a town real quick. They want all the conveniences of the big city. The one place the left to escape to get back to the simpler life.
Because this part of the country was settled first, you can tell a lot about a town just the way a front door is facing. If it is looking out to the side, you know it is an old farmhouse. The door always faced the fields so the wife could ring the bell loud enough to call the men in in case of trouble. So you know that it was a farming town and still under threat from Native Americans. Old farm houses also have a large chimney in the middle of the house or two. One on each end. The ones that have the middle chimney, you know that the building was originally a four room house. It was a four sided chimney. The ones with chimneys on the ends, were built with two stories. Two fireplaces on each floor.
When visitors go to Concord, there is a footprint of a cabin of one of the patriots that fought in that first battle of the Revolutionary War. Folks are surprised at how small it is. New England is so full of history.
One of the things Kathy's husband didn't mention in his telling of their trip leaf peeping is that at Fanuiel Hall is where John Adams defended the British soldiers for the Boston Massacre. The soldiers were found not guilty. Not something they put in the history books. When you remember that at that time in history, we were still British subjects. When we demanded our freedom, the Patriots were guilty of Treason
. A crime in any country to this day punishable by hanging. I LOVE American history. Specially Boston and New England history.