Saturday, June 28, 2014

A Day in the Life | Walden Pond

Hello everybody! On Wednesday Dad, Emma and I went to WaldenPond. Back in junior year of high school my English class read Walden. It was by no means my favorite book that we read that year, but I was still excited to see the cabin and the pond. The first thing that we saw was the reconstructed cabin that Thoreau lived in for over two years. It was definitely smaller than I had imagined while reading the book.

I don’t know if I would be able to live there alone in the woods for two years. I also don’t think that Thoreau would enjoy seeing a gift store and beach so close to his sanctuary.

Next we went into the wood to look for a geocache. Geocaching can pretty much be described as looking for Tupperware (a cache) in the woods, on street signs, under rocks, or anywhere. Our family has been geocaching for a few years now and our team name is TeamSchiap (isn’t it creative?). For this one (called Thoreau’s Perpendicular Bisector), we had to go into the wood and follow one of the trails. I won’t give away where we found the cache, but it took a bit of looking!

One day, I would like to hike around the wood for real (and with useful shoes, I was wearing sandals) or read book on the beach. The lake itself is beautiful and I wish that we could have spent more time there.

After geocaching we went to downtown Concord for lunch at Comella’s. It was actually very good. I got grilled chicken parmesan which hit the spot! Once finished eating, we headed to a Lenscrafters for an eye exam. I decided to get contacts and I have been using them for three days. I find it really hard to take them in and out, anyone got any tips?

Thanks for reading!

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