Just a quick thought on Concord. First off, Walden Pond was nothing like I imagined. It was so big and so busy with tourists, smack in the middle of a bustling suburb. None of the quaintness or charm that I anticipated, but that's the romantic in me.
Overall it was a beautiful town, affluent with beautiful young people like we saw in Providence. The biggest downer was the traffic. The family model down there seems fairly typical of young successful people - young and beautiful with at least 3 kids and a pet. A beautiful house that they don't get to spend a lot of time together because dad or mom (or both) work hard and prestigious jobs but spend most of their waking hours working or stuck in traffic. Time away from the office is spent traveling for work or heading off on your own to hang with your friends.
I understand the need for time to yourself, but when do you spend time with your family? It ain't easy when you're chasing down the American Dream.
Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Samuel Leo for the pic.