Thursday, November 3, 2011

Where Does a Destin Realtor Go On Vacation?


What does a Destin Florida real estate agent do for vacation? When you live by the beautful Gulf of Mexico, in a small resort town in the South, you do the opposite, of course. Head North! And North I went, back to my roots in the Northeast. Having grown up in Connecticut, it was time to visit my family and take a side trip to Massachusetts. The time of year was perfect - October cool and crisp. We stayed in Boston, and walked the Freedom Trail.

 If you've never experienced this part of Boston - you need to. No American should miss it. You just follow the red bricks that wind around the city to sixteen lovingly maintained historic sites that honor our country's history.

Some of the highlights for me were the Bunker Hill Monument on Breed's Hill and the  Old North Church. We also went to Boston Common, King's Chapel, the Old South Church, the Paul Revere House, the Granary Burying Grounds, Copps Hill, the U.S.S. Constitution and Quincy Market. You can feel the stirrings of the revolutionaries, their fighting spirit, and the heart of our nation. When in the Old North Church, I stood where Paul Revere rang the church bells when he was fifteen. On the U.S.S. Constitution (Old Ironsides), the magnificent ship is all spit and polish. The Faneuil Hall Marketplace food court had more ethnic offerings in one spot than I've ever seen before. Of course, you need to have a cannoli in the Italian North End, too! And did I mention "Cheers"?

Another side trip we took in Massachusetts was to Old Sturbridge Village. This is a rural museum town which reflects life from the late 1700's to the1830's. There we found homes, mills, a stagecoach, glass works, printers, farm, crafts, weaving and more set on a beatiful town green. I enjoyed the walk to the different houses (and outhouses) that were each mini-museums. Some had actors in period dress and character. The blacksmith was working his trade and answering questions for all who entered his shop. There was a woman cooking in a rental house, and a printer who made me a document calling the militia. Seeing a soldier walking by in period dress was very exciting, especially when he said in his formal English "Good day". There is so much to see, that Sturbridge VIllage offers two day passes for true history buffs.

My favorite part of this trip? All of it!

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