Our last stop on our trip was Quincy Mass. (Pronounced "Quinzy")
This is the Birthplace of John Adams.Evidently at the time he was born this was Braintree. But as Braintree grew they had to divide up the town a bit and Quincy was one of the parts separated off.
After finding the visitor's center in Quincy we joined a tour and got on a trolley that took us to Braintree to see the actual homes where John Adams was born and then later raised his family.
The guide called it a "Salt box" house. Two stories in the front and one story in the back.
The colonial flag flies over the property here.
Another Saltbox house.
Just to show how close these two houses are to one another. John Adams didn't move too far from home when he married. I guess it was nice to have family close by when John was away for years at a time.
After another short drive on our trolley we disembarked at Peacefield. This is the house John Adams and Abigail settle in when they return from France. It was much smaller then and the guide explained that it was a bit of a fixer upper. The Adams' (Four generations called this home) added on several times to this house.
Here is John Quincy Adam's flag. He has the 13 stripes and 24 stars.
This is what we brought home for them.
Some Boston Baked Beans candies, Historical recipe hot chocolate, a magnent that says "Keep Calm and eat Chocolate" and another magnet for the fridge from Boston's Freedom Trail. There were some Little Women Paperdolls Sophie picked up at Orchard House. A Fife for me. I wanted to see if it was like playing a flute. We brought the boys some Thanksgiving madlibs and a musket pen to do them with. Sophie picked up a lovely anchor bracelet and a snowglobe (not in the picture) from Plymouth.
That was the trip. Travel always wears me out. I am happy to be home.