Thursday, October 13, 2011

On the Road to a "Ah-Ha!" Moment

The other day when Patti and I were driving around southwestern New England in search of foliage and ended up at the Bennington Battle Monument, we weren't the only ones doing so as can be evidenced by the number of tour buses in the picture below:

General Stark Shows The Busses Where to Park

And by the number of tourists that were walking around the monument's grounds:

The Flags and Warner's Statue

They were most likely learning the history of the monument and the people who were instrumental in the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which occurred in New York and not Vermont) just as Patti got to learn the story on our drive up as I had just been to the monument a month earlier when I was in Bennington with Amanda visiting Darci at college. 

If you'd like to get the free history lesson that Patti got, please visit The Bennington Battle Monument at The Distracted Wanderer.  If you learn nothing else, you'll learn how New Hampshire got their motto of "Live Free or Die"!  For me it was one of those "Ah-ha!" moments as I continue to learn about the interconnectedness of so much in New England.


  1. look at those beautiful Fall colors... (sigh)

  2. Ah-hah moments are special, aren't they? I enjoy uncovering new facts and perspectives about things that interest me.

  3. Love those fall colors. Will def check out how NH got its motto, since I have family there.

    Big hugs, honey...

  4. Love all that green changing summe clothes for winter snow togs. The transition is always so beautiful.

  5. Quite a gem. Lovely colours.


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