Posted in Experiences, Hari Katha, Holidays, Milestones

Happy Patriot’s Day

At the crack of dawn, Hari and I headed out on a little adventure. To see history being recreated within a mile from our house.

The American revolution began in the town of Lexington, so Patriot’s Day is a very eventful time in Lexington. The celebrations typically start over the weekend of Patriot’s Day and continue throughout the week. Tourists come flocking to the town at this time of the year.  In the morning there is a reenactment of the battle of Lexington, followed by a formal parade. In the afternoon,there is an informal parade in which residents are encouraged to participate. The parade has sizable representation of desi population. Even better, this year, I heard there was going to be Jagannath Rath Yatra – that’s something isn’t it? Unfortunately, the weather played spoilsport and the afternoon parade got canceled.

Given Hari’s love for all things history and geography, we at least had to attempt to go to the reenactment this morning. Not knowing what to expect, we headed out in the dark and were surprised to find plenty of parking spots at the center. We didn’t get a full view of the reenactment but managed to watch it in bits and pieces. All in all fun experience with lessons learnt for next year.

Have I told you how cool it is to have a child that is growing up to your shoulder height? “Mom, do you want to take a flashlight for the dark?”  Hari is an extra pair of eyes, my helping hand when we head out on trips like this. Today, he sat on the front seat for the first time in the car while I was driving. I felt like I got a glimpse of what he would be like when he becomes an adult..!

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