Plymouth - as in ROCK - is a short drive away. So much history. Fantastic. Just words on a page to others - daily life for yankees (small y... #evilempire).
And speaking of Revolutionary, [nice segue -ed] we live just north of Boston and Paul Revere basically rode past our front door in 1775 (ok it was Medford but I can walk over there anytime...).
And walking the kids to school we pass markers of battles and more. Minuteman Trail on a bike - big smiles.
Over the River and Through the Woods (to grandmothers house we go)? That one? Original title A Boy's Thanksgiving Day, that was another (sleigh) ride nearby. http://10engines.blogspot.com/
As another commentor mentioned, one of the best parts of living here is imagining the civilization that has trod this path before us--from Wampanoag in our backyards, to JFK at Harvard.
The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower is a historical fictionalisation of young John Howland's travel to the new lands here form England. Detailed first person account of life in the 1600s form busy London to Pilgrim-style living in early America. Suitable for the interns...