October 17 — We are up in Boston this weekend for the Head of the Charles regatta and have the opportunity to walk The Freedom Trail. Both of us have been to Boston countless times in our past pre-Charley-on-the-road lives and we have walked on parts of it, but this is the first time either of us have followed the red bricks and walked it end to end. Walking The Trail, you walk past 15 historical sites organized into four “chapters” that tell the story of the American Revolution. From Paul Revere’s house and the Old North Church where lanterns were hung in accordance with his one-if-by-land-two-if-by-sea code; the site of the oldest public school in America (thank you Benjamin Franklin) and the site where Sam Adams and his cohorts decided to start the Boston Tea Party (we’re glad your preference turned to beer); the USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) and the Bunker Hill Monument – the 2.5 mile walk was a perfect thing to do on this lovely fall Friday afternoon. Boston history is, indeed, Boston Strong!