Our first stop in Boston was this replica ship where they reenacted the Boston Tea Party. Lee, sporting his new hat, is throwing tea over the side.
Below is the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned ship in the world. I find it fascinating. We were able to go on board, but we were too late for a guided tour. Nonetheless, we were still able to talk to some of the crewmen on board and they were helpful in explaining some things. For instance, the ship is taken out at least once a year, but always by tugboat. They don't to risk damaging the rigging. They take it out so they can turn it around. That way it'll weather evenly.
Plymouth Rock. It's kinda funny. About a hundred years ago, they decided they needed to memorialize the Pilgrim's landing here. So they made their best guess as to which rock may have been touched first. This is it. After some years, the sea level rose, and they wanted to move the rock back to land. It broke. What you see here is all that's left.
Acadia National Park in Maine. It is located on a large Island on the coast and is very pretty. You can see that the coast is dotted with little islands, some inhabited, some not.
The kids, all five of us, really enjoyed climbing the rocks along the shore. The weather was mild and the sea was calm.
This one was fun. We found a cave! It wasn't very deep, only about 30 feet, but it was a little bit of a challenge to get to.
On the way back home to Georgia, we went through Shenandoah National Park in western Virginia. They have tons of wildlife there. We saw (and listened to) an owl, a wild turkey and dozens of deer. This one actually approached us while we were hiking. She's not 6 feet away.
Ah, sunset. This picture does not do justice to the real majesty that we encountered. But you get the idea.