I returned home from my 2009 trip to the Frederick Douglass Papers at IU by way of Boston. As you would. Actually, I met John in Boston and we took a short break there. I took advantage of the opportunity to visit Concord and Walden Pond; as you would.
When I first read Walden Pond,the detail of the setting impressed me and I just wanted to see it. So, I dragged an oblivious John to, around and beyond Concord to Walden Pond.
When John saw the pond he said, very simply “That is not a pond, and I am not walking around it!!!”
It is indeed a very large pond, yet it is none the less for that. I walked around it and loved every minute.
Photos fail to do justice to that pond or its setting.
There is a replica of Thoreau’s cabin at the entrance to the park; further on, the actual site of the cabin is marked out with accompanying notices. I visited and spent time at some of the spots associated with Henry David Thoreau.
It was a wonderful day.