I turned 39 on Sept 15th and my husband surprised me with a 4 day trip up to Concord, Boston, & Salem Mass. Since my grandma bought me my first copy of Little Women at age 8 I've been a devoted fan of it's writer Louisa Mat Alcott. In my teens I discovered Ralph Waldo Emerson's wonderful Essays and Henry David thoreau's Walden and fell in love with them as well. When I discovered my 3 favorite American writers all lived in the same New England town I knew I someday HAD to visit it. I put Concord on my must-see-before-I-die list. Now, thanks to my husband that dream has come true and I've stood in the very rooms were my idols wrote their great works. I've dipped my toes in Walden Pond. I am a very happy woman. Best memories: holding hands with my husband while our babies slept between us at night & watching from the upstairs bedroom of the Alcott house as my wonderful husband played with my beautiful daughter in the garden.