Sure I've been there. Just the summer before last and in 1962 or 64 when dad was in Viet Nam.Are you wondering why I dont really know where Fall River is located?..Actually, I've never looked at a map of Mass. except for a road Atlas and that was the summer before last..When I have to drive 4 days to get somewhere I tend to only look at the Road parts which show me where to go. What i do know about Fall river is that theres a bridge crossing a river and you can see Fall River in all its glory. Also, Rhode Island is just across the bay from where my relatives live.. Check this out...My dad(and his brothers) were born just a few doors down from Lizzy Bordens house, so I'm told. Fall River also is big on parades!! Parades EVERY weekend it seems! Theres also a Battleship in one of the bays and every year they have a 2 week celebration with this ship at the center of everything! Tons of people come from all over the world. Dad and I were there during this happening!
Its really a beautiful town but since I hadnt been there since I was little everything seemed so much smaller. The best actual part of this trip was me and dad spending time together. Dad and I had talked for years about going back one day but never got around to it. Dad came over one Saturday (like always) and told me his oldest brother was dying. The next day after clearing it at work, I called dad and told him to pack his stuff,we're going home!..Mom had no problem and really thought it was a great idea for us to do this, so we left!!..It was GREAT!('cep for the part where I let dad drive). we stayed 3 days and came home. Uncle John was doing pretty well while we were there and It was good that dad got to see him.. Uncle John died 2 weeks after we got back home.
I kind of would like to go back again but its a LONG drive! 4 days up, a few days there and we were ready to go, and then 4 days back.
Well, Thats about Fall River...
Hey, you mentioned Plymouth!...Just real quick,,,Have you heard of William Bradford?.. My wife is a direct descendant of him! Her parents( Les and Helga Bradford) are visiting us all the way from Plattsburgh NY! They're fixing to leave this Saturday..Oh... Bradford wasnt the "Nice Guy" that people familiarize him as being...Ok, thats all....Sorry to keep on yacking so much for such an easy question.