Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Patriots Day Weekend

This weekend was one of patriotism and historical reenactments in Massachusetts. On Saturday, I went with my San Diego friends, Ian and Whitney Dawson to Minuteman National Park between Lexington and Concord for the a reenactment at Battle Road and on Monday morning I went with some friends to the Lexington battle reenactment. On April 19, 1775 British troops departed from Boston to seize arms and munitions in Concord. Local minutemen and militias battled the troops in Lexington, Concord and all along Massachusetts avenue back to Boston. The reenactments definitely stirred feelings of patriotism and veneration for our country's rich history. Unfortunately I didn't take many still photos, but I got about an hour of video! So if anyone's interested in seeing that let me know!

British Camp at Minutemen National Park, Concord

Ian and I with a British Officer in Concord

Lexington with friends at 6:00am, Patriots Day

Everyone was taking turns getting "jumping pictures" in front of this flag.

It was my turn. Here's my take-off

I went for a superman shot.

Paying tribute to the honorable dead.

Jared popping a heel-clicker.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Fun Stuff - Spring 2009

The Spring 2009 semester is almost over so I thought I'd recap some the highlight of the year so far:

Got to argue a drug possession case at the Suffolk County Court of Appeals at the John Adams Court House in Boston.

Interned at the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board with Commissioner Sharaffa

Kicked it at George Washington's house for spring break

Wandered around D.C. aimlessly in the middle of the night

Did a 3 hour driving tour of Gettysburg battlefields. Here's my roommate Jared at the top of "Little Round Top."

Almost fell in the Shenandoah River

Toured the historic town Harpers Ferry