Walden Pond Concord Massachusetts on $20 a day
This is part of an 18 week, 7,532 mile, Vanabode road trip detailed in the
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Walden Pond offers us a silent retreat, save the hourly thunderous passing
of the commuter train headed to Boston. Even as far back as Thoreau’s
day, the iron horse locomotive hauled the working class from job to job,
from suburbs and rural towns to their masters in the big city. Their lord
still lives in Boston.
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For most the mantra “more education equals more money equals more life” is just a spirit crushing materialistic lie. If you want to start living NOW, instead of twenty years from now, you can. We are, and we’re not even considered middle class in terms of income and education.
We walk about two miles around the pond on sandy, soft, tree debris lined, well-established paths. We don’t see any wildlife except for red and gray squirrels and tiny chipmunks. We welcome the silence though, after our days in Boston. A few people come and swim the pond, stroking cold laps from one side to the other. When finished they quickly spring from the blue turquoise water and peel off their wetsuits, hurriedly dry off, and rush to their warm vehicles.
I am especially pleased to walk through the replica of Henry David’s little homemade house. It is perfectly sized with just enough room for about twenty people to stand in at once, shoulder-to-shoulder. These days, many think the “tiny house” movement is a fresh and new way of looking at housing, but it’s all been done before.
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