My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Monday, April 18, 2011

The Soldiers, the Runners and the Tourists




April is a busy month in Lexington and Boston. Instead of writing about the reasons, I'll show you in photos.
The famous swan boats begin operating in Boston.
State capitol gets visited more.
Boston Marathon Finish Line. Lots of runners, lots of tourists.
I was there last year and  saw a relative finish the race.
About 27,000 runners signed up to run the race on April 18, 2011.

Lexington photos taken two weeks ago, during a rehearsal for the "Battle of Lexington."
Lots of tourists show up for this too.



4 comments:

Heather Rojo said...

Good idea to see the rehearsal for the Battle. You won't have to stay up all night freezing and staking out a good spot for dawn! We went to the rehearsal for the 4th of July Esplanade concert in Boston and sat near the front no problem. No fireworks, but no crowds either!

Susan Petersen said...

Great photos! The magic that is Boston!

Cynthia Shenette said...

Such lovely photos!

Barbara Poole said...

Thank you everybody.