Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Well to continue on our tour of Concord,Concord also had some
other pretty big happenings going here of the literary type.....Now this is PL1's area of expertise so we are going to use him to help give us some information that we and ahem PL2 might not be up on......
This is a very pretty and famous house.......

Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Bush House" which has NOTHING to do with either George! It seems people back then used to give their houses names, and I'm thinking how nice it would be to come home to "Agatha House"!!

This is the only house that Nathaniel Hawthorne ever owned. He named it "The Wayside" and the tower between the two chimnies was where he did his writing while standing up! I don't know where he kept his stuffies!

The Alcotts' "Orchard House," where Louisa Mae Alcott grew up. Inside, the drawings that she and her sisters did on their bedroom walls are still there! Archie wants to know if we can get some Magic Markers before we go home....

Then we went to Concerd's famous "Sleepy Hollow Cemetery," where Archie fainted, but that's not why it is famous! Many of the great American authors from the 19th century are buried on "Authors' Ridge."(Look at his face in this picture........)

Here is the grave of Henry David Thoreau, who wrote Walden, one of PL1's favorite books! People leave little remembrances at his grave including a flute, because Thoreau used to play a flute, and Archie thought he would give it a try!

Here is the grave of Nathaniel Hawthorne, who wrote The Scarlet Letter, which is one of PL1's favorite books! I was kind of sad to learn that Hawthorne's wife, Sophia, is buried in England, not here!

The big rock marks the grave of Ralph Waldo Emerson, who wrote Nature, one of PL1's favorite books!

Louisa Mae Alcott wrote Little Women, one of PL2's favorite books!

I was afraid he was going to keep fainting so I thought I would try to keep him occupied.....I found this cool tree trunk....

"ARCHIE come and check this out..."

HA HA I kind of stuffed him in there alittle.....

And this is a MOVING(from the car) picture of the famous Walden Pond....Why is it moving you might ask..BECAUSE NO DOGS ALLOWED.....Hmmmph what would Thoreau say to that one I ask.......

So we stayed in the air conditioned car with PL2 while PL1 went to the Walden Pond Bookstore and the three of us played throw the blueberry in the air and try to catch it...We started out with rasberries but that got a little messy.....
I am a little tired from all the activities and I think I am going to curl up with Little Woman and Archie is going to try to read Little Men....if he can pull himself away from his latest cooking adventure...fried eggs on the sidewalk a la Arch....


Sally Ann and Andy said...

Wow, what an amazing trip you had. You should name your house Agatha House. It would be a great name.
Sally Ann

Sophie Brador said...

Kids! Mom is calling us that now too, I guess because she can't say boys or girls without giving us major gender confusion issues. That tree trunk looked like an excellent spot to pee and that tour made mom miss visiting with you guys. Graham is wondering if he would be allowed at the Hotel Marlow.


P.S. He can have all my squeakies, for now.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

What a wonderful tour - it makes Mom want to revisit all of those beautiful sites.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Dexter said...

I cannot believe that you are even outside in this weather. You must be very sturdy little doggies.

Momma turned off the AC last night because it was supposed to rain, but I made her turn it back on at 1AM when the house was back up to 80 degrees. IMAGINE!


tula monstah said...

Hi A & A,
Hope you expressed yourself on the no dog sign at walden pond. that's a beautiful place .. no would mind if you practiced your terrier paddle there! but, playing catch the blueberry in a AC car-- hard to beat!

is my fried egg ready yet? could i have a side of sizzling bacon too?

stay cool my wireypals!

Lacy said...

w00fs, fabolous trip u all had..mama loves big ole houses...and me loved the tree trunk..

b safe,

Lorenza said...

Thanks for the tour!
Concord is very interesting.
I guess I would faint too!
Kisses and hugs

Dewey Dewster said...

Nice tour guys....Gram liked to read those books when she was a young she reads scary stuff....

Gram does not like ta visit graves at all...there's one from the 1800s in the woods by our cottage 'n she gets spooked everytime Pap wants ta go there...the headstones can hardly be read at's sad but scary too....

Did ya smell vermin in the tree?????

Dewey Dewster here....

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

OMD...what a literary trip...our sissy the English major woulda been in heaven...does Walden Pond still exist? Have ya ever walked there and like reflected? Like reflected on ME, Archie? I just mean if ya have some time on ur paws and don't know what to think about there's always me...

Hey, I need you to be very sensible about this Hurry Cane Mr. Bill...we know it's south of Nanny Tucket so we're thinkin' ur gonna get need to be brave and be very nice to Agatha so you can fit in her bomb shelter...

Love and kisses...Laciegirlie

Sally said...

Hi Agahta and Archi,
wow, what an amazing trip.
Great pictures.

Nice wuuuh

Eric said...

How well read you will be twinny and step.Like those houses too. Square Daddy stayed in Rudyard Kiplings house in Vermont ..he was scared witless and had to change his bedroom HAAAAAA..things went bump in the nightie AAAAAHHHH...never stay there Archie.

What's this about the billy hurry cane - got to go and see...eeks paws crossed he is keeping away.

Wiry wags n kisses Eric xxx

PPp s- isn't there a famous shaker house near Concord??

Amber-Mae said...

I am BACK!!! Hey guys! Looks like you guys are on some tour or something? Looks like fun! I hope you guys are having a great time.

Saggy Gold Dancer

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

yay! We enjoyed your trip, well it was a real guided tour to be honest. My Jeannie's favourite book is Little Women, so she was very interested in all the history you have shown us.

Think I would have liked the blueberries best though!

lotsaluv from Marvin xxxxx

oh and Jeannie xxxxx

PS from Jeannie, I was wondering whether Louisa's sisters' drawings were actually pained on the walls, or on paper stuck to the walls?

Reason I ask is when we first moved up here, we rented a house for a while and my daughter who was then aged just 5, drew pictures all over her bedroom wall with marker pens.

It took me forever to get the drawings off before the landlord saw them!

Thank you for an interesting insight into Concord. xx

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

meant to type "painted" not 'pained', pained was how I felt!

Jeannie x

ps we think Agatha's House has a special ring to it!

Kess And Her Mama said...

Wow. So many famous houses. Lots of historical significance. What a great trip.

P.S. The trick to the sad mournful eyes is to not smile or wag your tail as that would spoil the effect. You're right...You can do lots with sad eyes and can score treats big time! Good luck!

Dexter said...

Hey you two. It cooled off!!!! Hooray! We even turned off the AC last night.

Are you still off visiting historical sites?

Be sure to visit my bloggy tonight. I think you will find it most interesting. I will say no more.


Stella said...

Thank you for a wonderful historical tour. My Mom and I would have liked to have been right along side you on this one!


Unknown said...

Hey A and A
The PLs have a lot of dead favs. Did you leave them a message? Besides your cooking talents archie.. I'm impressed you both read.