weekend recap: independence and paninis

Yes, I'm on a roll today... 

After this event on Saturday, we headed just outside of the city to one of the most famous sites in American Independence, Lexington and Concord, although not my idea, became quickly an incredible journey.

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year"
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Seeing his house was surreal...

the famous North Bridge {the reconstructed North Bridge in Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord}

{just to be clear...there are no attendees of UGA here}

and then we went into town and had a visit at nesting on main:

I want to bottle up all of these and put them on my imaginary mantle:
lots of little rooms tucked away in this sweet attic shop

and look at the floors! l-o-v-e
oh and if you go to nesting on main, you have to go here:
and try their homemade new england crabcake panini:

Question: What is your favorite way to soak up history?  On site?  In a book?  Television? 

22 comments:

  1. Definetly on-site! You see so much more that way.
    Gorgeous pictures and looks like you guys had a beautiful day!

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  2. Great photos, as always! I have to admit, not so much a history buff - totally appreciate it, but my knowledge of history is splotchy at best (not good!)! What a fun way to spend the day though... your panini, amazing!

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  3. That store looks adorable -- and the panini looks delish! I may be copying your weekend myself sometime soon :)

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  4. what a perfect outing - a famous writer's home and a nesting store? doesnt get better than that. i love learning about history ON site. so much more interactive and memorable that way. looks like a lovely time.

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  5. Officially starving after seeing that sandwich! I love traveling and wish I had appreciate the historic sites more as a child on trips.

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  6. My favorite way to soak up history is to read up, check out the sites and watch old movies - the best though is being there and speaking to the people and enjoying the scenes and the tastes.
    pve

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  7. i mostly soak up history when my husband (a history major in college a long time ago) won't let me change the channel from the history channel that he's watching. but i could soak up the inside of that nesting store all day long! i love little shops like that!

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  8. I so needed that Emerson quote today! Thanks for taking us along on your outing. I love visiting historical sites. Tv too. Not so much books.

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  9. I would have to say I enjoy history on site. I love seeing the historical places. Glad your day was fun!

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  10. That Antique store is just gorgeous!!! Love the piccies!
    x.o.x.o

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  11. Looks like a blast, don't you love Concord!? MMmmm that sandwich looks delish. You two should hit up Walden Pond...it's a great spot to relax!

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  12. This is exactly the way I love to soak up history. But, viewing your blog is a close second! Love this post!!
    xoxo Elizabeth

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  13. Mmm, that sandwich sounds delicious! I was a history major, so really any of those ways work for me, but I'm a particular fan of soaking up history in person.

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  14. In answer to your question...on site always. What a fun filled weekend and lovely shots.

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  15. what a fun adventure! I'm all about history and experiencing the sites first hand. adorable pic of you two, even if he didn't go to UGA

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  16. I adore history - ancient buildings, art and so forth.

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  17. Looks so fun! In person is the way to go.

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  18. Everything about this post is adorable. I LOVE that floor.

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  19. How could you not love a shop named Nesting?!?! Wish I were there! Trying to get back into my nesting phase after a month in Maine. Lots to do, but fun!

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