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North America » United States » New York October 20th 2013

Geo: 40.7528, -73.9853 We left our hotel in Lee, Mass. on Friday morning. We had about 150 miles to travel and took secondary roads to catch some color before we hit New York City. We found a covered bridge and a state park with a waterfall to stop at. It was a beautiful day, a few clouds but mostly sunny and kind of warm. As we approached New York City, we decided to stop in Union City, NJ. to top off the fuel tank and get some lunch. Well, somehow I missed the turnoff and the next thing you know we are crossing the George Washington Bridge onto Manhattan Island. Luckily we still had our trusty GPS Tom. He got us to a gas station in Manhattan and to our hotel. We arrived about 15 minutes ... read more
The river by the bridge
The waterfalls at the park
Colorful tree

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Lee October 17th 2013

Geo: 42.3053, -73.2493 We left Boston early to get a chance to do some touring before we get to Provincetown. We stopped at Plymouth to look around. There we saw the Plymouth rock, which is where the pilgrims landed in the early 1600's. They also had a replica of the Mayflower at the docks that you could tour on. It was such a small ship. It was hard to believe that they brought 112 people plus about 30 crew members on such a small ship. No beds, no bathrooms, and the passengers were rarely allowed to go on deck. We also visited a working water wheel operated grinding mill and then went to a replica village from the pilgrim times. It was pretty nice. They had people dressed in costume and they talked the way they ... read more
The Mayflower II
The flour mill
The Village

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston October 14th 2013

Geo: 42.3585, -71.0596 Yesterday we grabbed the hop on hop off bus to go back to Harvard and MIT to visit their museums. What a mess. Boston had a Columbus Day parade yesterday and the entire bus schedule and stops were messed up. We had to walk about a mile farther to catch the first bus. When we got there the bus sat there for almost an hour before moving. When we got to our stop near Harvard, it had been 2 hours. We went to the Harvard Museum of Natural History. It was pretty nice. By the time we got back to the bus stop and waited for the next bus it was too late to make the MIT museum, which probably would have been pretty hi tech. We stopped at a pub on the ... read more
Me taking a ride on a turtle
The Covenant Church
Tiffiny lamp in the church

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston October 12th 2013

Geo: 42.3585, -71.0596 Got up Thursday morning and started the second half of the freedom trail. The weather is still holding out. There is a storm system to the south of us. It keeps trying to come up the coast, but a high pressure system is holding it just to the south of us. So it is cloudy and cool(60 degrees), but not raining. The cold I caught is still bothering me. Why is it that I can go 2 years without getting sick and as soon as we go on a trip it catches me. Anyway, we walked to the Old North Church, which is where they hung the lanterns to warn Paul Revere that the British were coming. We proceeded to Copp's Hill Burying Ground, where a lot of patriots are buried. We crossed ... read more
U.S.S. Constitution
From the Duck boat
From the top of the Prudential building

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston October 9th 2013

Geo: 42.3585, -71.0596 We arrived in Boston around noon yesterday. We checked into our hotel and drove the car to the airport. We took a water taxi back to the other side of the bay to our hotel. That was fun. I'm having trouble because I seem to have caught a cold. I can't take any medication for it as I seem to be allergic to almost all cold remedies. So I am toughing it out. I should also say that Stacy is toughing it out also. This morning we got up and walked half of the Freedom Trail. We saw Paul Revere's house, which was built in the late 1600's. We also toured the old State House and the Capitol building. We went to the Boston massacre site and to a couple of graveyards. The ... read more
Paul Revere's house, not his car though
My new drinking buddy
The Faneuil Hall

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Lexington October 7th 2013

Geo: 42.4464, -71.2237 We left Kennebunk and headed out in the rain and fog for Concord, Mass. It was so foggy, we couldn't see the Atlantic Ocean even though we were just across the street form it. We made it to Lexington and luckily it had stopped raining and the sun was trying to peek out, though it was quite windy. We toured the Hancock-Clarke house, the Buckman Tavern and the Munroe Tavern. All are important buildings in the development of the beginning of the American Revolution. We also saw the Minuteman Monument drove through parts of the Minuteman National Park. We were advised not to stop and hike around, as the rangers were kicking people out. Tomorrow we head to Boston for a 7 night stay. ... read more
The Hancock-Clarke House
The Minuteman Monument

North America » United States » Maine » Kennebunk October 6th 2013

Geo: 43.3839, -70.5453 We spent 2 days touring around Bar Harbor. It was a little hard with the national park closed. We went to a small beach. We saw a lighthouse. We drove around and looked at the colorful trees. We walked around the village. On Sunday we left Bar Harbor for Kennebunk Beach. This was mostly a one night stop. On the way down we toured Fort Knox and went up to the observatory on the bridge over the Penobscot Narrows. Its a huge bridge, with an observatory at the top of one of its towers. Its 420 feet above the river. Great views from there. Next up a drive to Concord and Lexington, Mass. The "shot heard round the world".... read more
Thank goodness the sign wasn't closed
Hiking in the woods
Big gun at  Fort Knox

North America » United States » Maine » Bar Harbor October 4th 2013

Geo: 44.3875, -68.2044 We got up this morning to a beautiful day. Sunny and about 70 degrees. We went on several hikes around a couple of lakes. Its beautiful here. I'd say that about one quarter of the trees have turned either a brilliant red or yellow. What we thought would be a simple hike around the first lake, turned out to be quite a challenge. The path was all large rocks and boulders that had fallen down from the steep side of the mountain. Our bed and breakfast is very nice. The place is on the National Registry of Historical Places. It is a large house built in 1888. Tomorrow, we will go for a drive around the rest of the island and some more hiking. The weather is supposed to be a little cooler, ... read more
Along Eagle Lake
Stacy along Tarn Pond trail
The Park

Geo: 38.8921, -77.0241We are staying here tonight and flying to Bangor, Maine in the morning. That is where we will start our trip. Hopefully all of the crap in Washington will be done by the time we get back here to tour around.... read more

North America » United States » California October 6th 2012

Geo: 38.6252, -121.328 We got up, had breakfast and took the car back. No problems. We drove almost 4000 km, which is about 2500 miles. They dropped us off a the airport and we took the bus into Rome. We got on the Metro and headed over to Trevi Fountain. I is a beautiful fountain. There were hundreds of people around it, including a bunch of bus tour people. We stayed for a little while and then headed over to the Hard Rock Cafe for some lunch. Best cheseburger in a long time. We got back onto the Metro and headed to the Colliseum. When you get off the Metro and go up the stairs, the Colliseum is right in front of you. Very impressive! We were out of Euros and didn't want to get anymore, ... read more
The crowd by the fountain!
The Colliseum
The Arch by the Colliseum

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