Thursday, September 17, 2015

BRIMFIELD...I've been to my Mecca!

I was lucky enough to get a "free"(my credit card) airline ticket to Boston so I timed it with going to Brimfield.  My vacation is over but boy, did I have fun!

I stayed with friends and visited Newport, Rhode Island to see the summer homes of the insanely wealthy.  I ate Lobster Rolls and New England Clam Chowder.  Yummy,  I love lobster although I've been trying to go vegan  Oh well, I'm not perfect.

Next day was on to the Minuteman National Park.  We timed our tour so we got to watch and participate in several tours.  Wish I had pictures of us re-enacting our version of the militia all ready to meet the British on the road to Concord.  We were lined up and drilled by a militia park ranger.  It was hilarious, informative and fun.  Then we went on to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery where Louisa May Alcott, Washington Irving, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thoreau, and Nathaniel Hawthorne to name a few.  Finally on that day we went to The Old Manse where Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne both lived.

On to Brimfield on the next day.  What a fun and hot day that was!  Brimfield is a town that has the largest flea market in New England three times a year.  I didn't buy much, just a few mementos.  The prices were comparable to the prices at shops here and the stuff was pretty much the same too.  I loved just wandering and checking out each booth.  There are hundreds of them so I didn't get to see them all.  There are several fields with 50-100 different vendors.  Different fields open on different days to keep the crowds coming.  I will try to post pictures from my phone.  I plan to return another day.