Tuesday, April 22, 2008
The Shot Heard Round the World
Yesterday my nephew Zack and I started the day early, getting up at 5 am. We drove over to Lexington Green to watch the annual reenactment of the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Stupidly, I forgot my camera in the car, so there's no video. Zack's comments will have to suffice. At first, he didn't want to go. He said, "I'm a lazy kind of guy," and wanted to stay in bed. Being so short, he also couldn't see much. But, I think overall he was impressed, especially with the American long rifle.
"The shots sounded like they could be heard in New Hampshire. When the reenactment was over, I saw a stand with play guns. And hats. The gunpowder smelled like rotten eggs."