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Published: August 9th 2016
A day spent in Philladelphia, for a quick looksee at the Liberty Bell and the streets of Philli. With lots of police blocking roads and redirecting traffic, the reason... Presidental Candidate Hillary Clinton rally. Great city but hell to get around when Hillary's in town.Through New York state and sad to say "not even going anywhere near the Big Apple". We crossed over the Hudson River and we could see the skyline of NYC.........On to Connecticut, and traveling though the little coastal towns. One of my favorites was Old Saybrook and the home town of one of my old time movie stars, Catherine Hepburn. People holidaying on sand dune beaches and kayaking in coastal bays, campsites were very full. The small towns taking every advantage of the seasonal tourists, markets and cheese & wine tasting, festivals and flea markets, its a hive of activity.We based ourselfs in Mystic in Connecticut, which allowed us to drive into different states and discover....... Rhode Island, Cape Cod, Maine
and Massachusetts. We walked around small towns and coastal harbors and beaches. Finding towns "were you feel like you have seen them before" the fact is...we have through the eyes of Hollywood. Salem and surounding towns "Hocus Pocus" the movie was filmed starring Bette Middler and on a Vermont Lake we found the home that featured in" What lies beneath" which stared Harrison Ford and Michele Phiefer.Most of the coastal towns in New England have old homes dating back to the 1630 on the front of the homes are brass plaques which tells who lived in the house such as Ships Captain of which ship and Ships carpenter and which ship. Its amazing how these homes still stand and how elegant they are.In Cape Cod we saw the style of homes known as the "The Cape Cod home", a traditional shingled home with a certain shaped roof. Some Cape Cod homes are painted and some homes leave the shingles natural which turn a weather
Some of the sites along the way.
beaten colour.Martha's Vineyard is a ferry ride away from coastal Cape Cod where the wealthy reside and the movie Jaws was filmed on sand dune beaches with lots of bathers needless to say not Australian ones.Mystic was a lovely town, of boutique shops and cafė and restaraunts. Even though we drove most days it was worth the being in the same place a home base, and returning to the same town and motel was quite niceWe moved on to Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont to travel through the White mountains and the Green mountains. The White mountains which were not white due to no snow but were still very beautiful and great driving roads. We have also been though some odd towns too. I don't think I have ever seen so many churches in my life from the southern states through to the northern states, USA people are Godly people. Traveling back into upper New York state we crossed into Canada at a small
border crossing which took us into Quebec province........but thats my next blog.
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