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North America » Canada » Ontario » Kingston September 25th 2016

Geo: 44.2315, -76.4794Got up and explored Brockville. Charming town.Lovely waterways.Another lovely sun shiny day. Stopped off along the way to take in the view of the 1000 islands as we drove by as it was beautiful, especially with the sun shining off the waters. Stopped in Ivy Lea for a good look.Promised Marg & Derek we'd be there by lunchtime, but after numerous stops we'll be lucky to make it by 1pm.We make it, and they are lovely, its so great to meet them. And we indulged in a drink or two. lovely home cooked meals and some washing, I'm so pleased they let us stay with them. Also met Diane and Tim which was really wonderful and its funny how family always feels like family. We may be lucky and catch up with Colin and ... read more
Jodie and Ella in Brockville
A side stop along 1000 Islands

North America » Canada » Ontario » Brockville September 24th 2016

Geo: 44.5905, -75.6828Oops, took off and forgot to stop and do the Chocolate Factory Tour....oh well, we don't need it.Hold ups at the border, took a bit to get through to Quebec Canada, but nice and easy.On no! All the signs are in French, no English!Not much change in the landscape.Stopped briefly for drinks but girl could barely speak English, definitely French only here.Crossed the provincial border into Ontario, and relief, both English and French. People also speak English. Once we start coming down the lower part of the St Lawrence, the area seemed much nicer. Can't make Kingston, stopped at Brockville which was just lovely at a Super 8 - last room! Everyone's had it, so into town for takeaway pizza and home again. ... read more

North America » United States » Vermont » Burlington September 23rd 2016

Geo: 44.4758, -73.2132Off again, hoping to get to Burlington.Lots of driving, girls were good. Get just past the border and stop at Goodrich's Maple Farm to learn about how they make Maple Syrup. Very interesting.Then stop at Cabot's which is a cheese making place.The next stop was very surprising....Ben and Jerry's Icecream. I know many of you have probably had it, but I figured it was just another icecream. We did the tour at $4 per person, cheap enough but the tour itself was quite lame. Having said that, the video they show you about how the company was started, and then later owned by the Vermont people and then their commitment to the community, world peace and sustainable ingredients was really inspiring. Two young hippy boys that wanted to save the world, created the company. ... read more
Burlington, Vermont

North America » United States » New Hampshire » White Mountains September 22nd 2016

Geo: 44.0012, -71.6276Here we go again, sun's still shining and we're off to do nothing but walk.Decided to hike to Arethusa Falls. Heard the walk is worth it.Oops, passed Diana's Bath and decide to do the walk and check it out. Side tracked again. It was lovely an we just kept walking, you could follow it way past the 'bath'. Still not a lot of water, but just beautiful. Eventually get back on track.Taken to sitting in the boot of the car to devour our snacks. Not sure why when we stop in such picturesque places. Anyway, after some confusion about the hike, we're off.Long walk and its all uphill. Does it ever end? And its beautiful!!Heading back to town and everyone's starving. Called into the tiniest deli and yep, more pizza for lunch. Found some ... read more
Diana's Bath
Arethusa Falls
Diana's Bath with Ella

North America » United States » New Hampshire » White Mountains September 21st 2016

Geo: 44.0012, -71.6276Headed off to Loon Mountain to give the girls some fun. Sun's still shining.On on the way we stopped off and saw our first covered bridge 'Albany' (one of the 58 they have). We also walked the Lower Falls and the Basin. There's not a lot of water around as apparently they've been in a drought.Got to Loon Mountain which looked deserted only to find out that they had closed for the season other than the cable car to the top of the mountain. Girls disappointed as we're looking forward to the adventure activities, zip lining, rock climbing etc. So headed off into Lincoln and the girls went to Alpine Adventures, the roping place. We only did the ropes course that was in town, but perhaps we should have done the full zip line, ... read more
Albany Covered Bridge
Lower Falls

North America » United States » New Hampshire » North Conway September 20th 2016

Geo: 44.0536, -71.1289After we packed up we headed down the cost and stopped at Goose Rocks Beach which was rocky and interesting as the mist was rolling back in again. We kept heading South and saw some beautiful houses and beach at Marshall Point.Headed onto Kennebunkport which again was another cute little harbour with little shops and lots of boats, not that our GPS could get us there. They are starting to set up for Halloween as all the businesses get involved and have started preparing their displays. We were keen to continue heading South to Ogunquit and Portsmouth but we still had a 2 hour drive ahead to the White Mountains. So off we went.Maine was in all as pretty as a picture. The houses are generally large and beautifully maintained with manicured lawns and ... read more
Mist rolling in at Goose Rocks Beach
Immediately opposite the beach at Goose Rocks beac
Maine housing

North America » United States » Maine » Boothbay Harbor September 19th 2016

Geo: 43.8514, -69.6283Headed off to Boothbay harbour. Strangely lots of traffic out this way, not sure why. Beautifullittle harbour side town though. Found the Maine popcorn company andafter trying many decided to purchase the Salt and Vinegar andBuffalo Wings popcorn flavours. Also tried taffy and chocolatecoated Oreos. (Haven't tried the fried Oreos yet, but yet they frythem also). Stopped off at Wiscasset for lunch which we topped off with hot fudge icecream. I think we're eating our way through Maine.Came back through Freeport which has shopping outlets, but we had fun buying at North Facewith their 'sample' sale. Had a look through L L Bean which is huge and well themed. A bigger version of the store out of Tim Allen's 'Last Man Standing' show. Kirsten ran out of time to buy inNike store but runners ... read more
Unusual place to stay and eat - Boothbay Harbour
Even the streets and shops are cute
Boothbay - Ella trying 'gravel'

North America » United States » Maine » Portland September 18th 2016

Geo: 43.6591, -70.2566Set off for Walmart first for a GPS. Its an awesome store, so much of everything and large 'party' bags ofeverything. Tons of precut fruit and its like the old Super K (Kmartand Coles combined but on steroids) Debated Twinkies but bought theingredients for smore's !!!Anyway onto Port William State Park andthe Portland Head Light. Great old buildings, set up to protect themining in the area. The Lighthouse was lovely. Driving through CapeElizabeth was beautiful. The houses are amazing. All weatherboard,beautiful big balconies and verandahs and lots of grass, very fewfences ans strangely, lots of wooded forests surrounding many of thehouses. Just gorgeous.Headed into Portland and walked the OldPort District, and had lunch at one of the restaurants along the pierand Graham got to try the Lobster Rolls, which is what Maine is knownfo ... read more
Ella's free
Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse
Ruins at Fort Williams State Park

North America » United States » Maine » Old Orchard Beach September 18th 2016

Geo: 43.5172, -70.3781Up bright and early for the plane. i think they scam tourists everywhere. Price starts at $50 for a car but ends up costing $110US. Anyway turns out tp be a beautiful rig and really wide and comfy with more electronic equipment than anyone person needs, but i don't think he can speak English well.We depart at 10.30am from Newark, on time for a 1.5 hour flight which took 1 hr !!Arrive in Portland and collect car which is scary but we're upgraded to an SUV Hyundai Santa Fe.Off we head and lost 10 mins later but fortunately end up back on the right street. They don't give you any decent maps, so going to have to buy GPS. Make it to Old Orchard Beach which is so much more quieter than NYC. Arrive ... read more
Old Orchard Beach (Pier in background)
Old Orchard Beach Pier

North America » United States » New York September 18th 2016

Geo: 40.7805, -73.9512Apparently you haven't seen New York until you leave Manhattan Island. So, we left and went to Brooklyn. Brooklyn Bridge was quite amazing. Walked over the bridge into Brooklyn and walked along Brooklyn Heights Promenade and then down along the greenbelt through to DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass). Brooklyn was really quiet and more residential, definitely our choice.Back home for a rest until we head out for the Harbour Cruise. We're there by 5.30 this time and hang around until 6.15 when we boarded. It was lovely to see the City from the water. Beautiful sights as the sun went down, would recommend sitting on left side of boat. ... read more
Ella on Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge - Kirsten, Graham and Ella

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