A trip to Concord, Home of Little Women

By Kelli Woodworth, Grace Powers, Rose Giglio, Ava Perry, and special guest Emma Massih

My friends and I recently visited the Louisa May Alcott House, in which she wrote her famed novel, Little Women. After its 2019 movie adaption, starring actors Saroise Ronan and Timothée Chalamet, the novel has resurfaced and proved itself to be a true classic American story.  

 

As always, our day began in chaos… 

We arrived in Concord, making confident strides towards the Little Women House.  Upon our arrival, we noticed a guest book, and proceeded to fill it in with how lovely we thought the house was, despite not having seen it yet.  It turns out we never would see the house because of how expensive the tours were for us poor teenagers. Instead we perused the grounds and bought items from the gift shop before leaving.

 

Next, we made our way to the town of Concord’s center.  We ate brunch at a local restaurant, where the cheese quesadillas truly were “for the cheese lovers” as the menu stated. We  enjoyed time spent sipping hot chocolate and conversing, and went on to explore more. We stumbled upon a store named “Best of British”, where we were extremely tempted to purchase Great Britain's flag in support of our favorite band, One Direction, whose members are English.    

Overall, the day was a massive success.  On the way home we made the necessary purchases of Squishmallows and $16 slime, and ended the day with the Galvin Middle School production of Mary Poppins, which as the critics say, was “practically perfect in every way”. 

 

The Louisa May Alcott House was not just a house, but a home. 

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Grace tries to help Ava (the worst driver in the group) navigate parking in her father's large red truck

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