This week we went to Bunker Hill and we saw this guy....
Colonel William Prescott who gave the order, "Don't shoot until you see the whites of their eyes!"
We also ran into some real revolutionaries!
This revolutionary tried to get recruitments, but Brooklyn said - No WAY- I know my history- you don't even win this battle!
At a ward water party, 9 year olds were fascinated with Brooklyn. After the party, one girl still thinking about Brooklyn, told her mom "I bet Brooklyn looks cute naked!"
"Make Way for the Ducklings"- Statues of the famous book that I've never heard of.
Weekend Visit to Salem- Home of the 1692 Witch Hunts and some literary stuff.
Tour of the "House of Seven Gables" by Nathaniel Hawthorne (also wrote "Scarlet Letter"). The best part was the secret staircase and hidden panel leading to an attic room. Super scary ghost and murder stuff!
Enjoying some Captain Dusty Ice Cream
And of course gotta look in on the Salem Witches right??
This place looks creepy and fascinating right???? Wrong! $8 to see wax characters in bad lighting. And a guilt trip at the end to not judge contemporary "Wica" witches. Come on!! All we want see is a green lady, flying on a broom- singing "Defying Gravity." Is that too much to ask?? Or at least give us boiling cauldron, with some peeled grapes for eyes and spaghetti for brains!
We thought these witches were a little more entertaining.
But, the highlight of Salem is we found a true gem!!! Yes that's right! Its true! Here in America we have a Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Who knew??
We saw some of the Witches outside, we asked to see their wands and one transfiguration spell. But they acted like they didn't know what we were talking about! Good cover girls!!! After all we are Muggles!!