Tuesday, November 3, 2009
We were lucky enough to take a much needed vacation during fall foliage season in New England. We took in a few baseball games, visited many museums, stopped off at the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory, and even got up, close, and personal with an apple cider press.
We tried to settle on a few highlights from our trip, but there were too many to count. So, instead, let me give you a run down of the sights and sounds:
Day 1: Virginia--Arlington National Cemetary, Christ Church in Alexandria, and Mount Vernon-home of our nation's 1st president
Day 2: DC--monuments, archives, and museums galore!
Day 3: Baltimore--Orioles Park @ Camden Yards, Crab Cakes, Ace of Cakes (Charm City Cakes drive-by), and Fort McHenry (I'll never hear our national anthem the same way again!)
Day 4: Philadelphia--Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Graff House (where the Dec. of Independence was written), Reading Terminal Market, Rocky Steps, Boat House Row, Philly Cheesesteaks and a Phillies game (they clinched the div. at that game--such a fun atmosphere)
Day 5: Drive to Boston--Mystic Seaport, Providence, R.I., Plymouth Rock
Day 6: Boston--Freedom Trail, Clam Chowder, and a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park
Day 7: Lexington, Concord, Cambridge (hello, Harvard!), & Salem (they really take the witch trials to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL...)
Day 8: Drive to Maine with stop-offs at Kennebunkport and the L.L. Bean Flagship store
Day 9: Acadia National Park and an authentic lobster dinner--yum!
Day 10: Drive through New Hampshire to Vermont (Oh. My. Goodness. BEAUTIFUL! Our pictures really don't do it justice.)
Day 11: Vermont--Route 100, Ben & Jerry's, Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Red Leaves, Gold Leaves, Orange Leaves, Green Leaves...
Day 12: Cooperstown--National Baseball Hall of Fame
Day 13: Drive to Gettysburg with a stop at "The Office"
Day 14: Gettysburg battlefield, museum & cyclorama
Then, back to California. Whew! Tobie was happy to have us back home. And we were happy to be home with her.