"So Frequently we mistakenly believe that our children need more things, when in reality their silent pleadings are simply for more of our time."
***President Thomas S. Monson (Ensign May 1994)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Bunker Hill Monument

We also visited the Bunker Hill Monument. Chad and the kids climbed all 296 stairs to the top to look out the little windows on top. I gave up really quickly, though. It was took hot and muggy and too closed in for me! not to mention 296 steps up . . . 296 steps down . . . Yikes!
Everyone was sore for several days after that!

We were there just in time to see a demonstration of the flint firearms that were used during the revolutionary war. It was very cool and the kids were impressed to learn that's where the phrases "going off half cocked" and "lock, stock and barrel" came from.

It was a fun day, but we were glad to go back to the hotel and enjoy a swim in the hotel pool before we ate dinner!


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