We packed a lot into 8 days. The main idea was to drive out to Maine and home again. Google Maps says that’s 22 hours each way. We ended up with three nights at our motel in Maine and lots of great sightseeing on the way out. On the way home we pretty much high-tailed it back here as fast as we could.
Scott and I agree, as a general rule, we’d much rather drive than fly if at all possible. We read most of Fellowship of the Ring and the first third of the Two Towers over the course of our drive out and back from Maine, which added to the shared pleasure of the trip.
We enjoyed seeing Lake Erie, especially enjoying a lakeside walk at Geneva-by-the-Lake at sunset. We enjoyed seeing Niagara Falls the next morning. We really loved taking small roads through New York State and ended up at the Corning Museum of Glass where we were just wowed by the beauty of the glass art and got to see a master glass blower and his assistant create a beautiful vase. We were there for the last demonstration of the day and they explained that because it was the last, it would be a technically more difficult piece. You must go if you ever have the opportunity. I’ve seen glass-blowing demonstrations before but never like this. Corning was a beautiful town and we had dinner afterwards there.
Next day we drove through the beautiful Berkshires and through Massachusetts and out on Cape Cod and then up to Plymouth harbor where we had dinner and saw a replica of the Mayflower. We lucked into a beautiful hotel room that night south of Boston and next day made it up to our motel outside of Rockport ME by mid-day. We had selected it on the internet and were thrilled when we pulled in the drive to discover that the lovely pictures we had seen did not do it justice. The view from our room over the cove was beautiful and we enjoyed it so much over the ensuing days.
Over the next three days we enjoyed the ocean air, the low-key harbors, the beautiful flower gardens and relaxing, beautiful drives up the coast and into the countryside.
Coming home is nice too…gradually catching up on the catching up….