Saturday, August 30, 2014
Found an Orb in One of the Colonial Houses in Minute Man National Park
So one of the days this week, my husband and I decided to visit Minute Man National Park. My husband drove by it all the time on the way to the airport at Hanscom Field, and he always wanted to go. I'm not into history as much as some, but I humored him this time and went with him for the trees and the exercise. I wasn't really all that interested in the spot where the British captured Paul Revere.
But, I did read all of the monuments and all of the signs and I learned a great deal about the event. Did you know Paul Revere wasn't the only one riding out to warn everyone about the British? And did you know he didn't even make it all the way? He was captured, and another man rode the rest of the way to Concord. Why isn't that other man famous? I have no idea.
What I didn't realize was how beautiful the park is, and that you can WALK INTO these old colonial houses and take pictures. That was so very cool. The houses are small- I could reach up and touch the ceiling. I learned that in the winter, they'd get so cold you could freeze a glass of water if you weren't by the fireplace.
Here's where they cooked in the kitchen. The park worker said they cooked for up to twelve people in the family and then all of the tavern guests as well. I don't think I'll ever complain about my kitchen again.
Now, some of the houses were closed. But I still walked up and looked in the windows like a peeper. (I know- bad me). This was the house where I took the picture of the orb:
So now, what do you think of my orb?