Friday, June 10, 2005

We're Off

Well, we're off on our trip to New England. Should be fun! It's actually the same trip we did on our honeymoon 23 years ago, except we didn't go to New York City then. We leave tomorrow for Niagara Falls (Canadian side.) On our way we're stopping in Kalamazoo for breakfast with an Ooze friend - Anne Goodrich (AnneGogh) and her son Carman. Can't wait! Then we're off to the Guelph/Cambridge, Ontario area for dinner with another Oozer, Jewels! (a268chic) I'm getting pretty excited about meeting them! We are going to spend a day at Niagara falls, doing the "Maid of the Mist" and all that touristy stuff.
Monday will be our longest driving day as we head for Quebec city. Last time we were there we didn't get to visit the fort, so we made allowances for that this time, and we will spend Tuesday exploring that as well as the city.
On Wednesday we head through Vermont and into Maine. We will be visiting Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Last time we went on some pretty cool hikes, but I hurt my knee the other day, and it is really not looking like I will be able to do much climbing/hiking. Hopefully we can find some "Lobster in the Rough" up that way like we did before.
On Friday we head to Cape Ann - specifically Rockport, Massachusettes. We will be staying two nights in the same bed and breakfast we stayed in on our honeymoon, The Inn on Cove Hill. For some reason that creeps the kids out......
We plan to take the train in to Boston on Saturday, do the Freedom Trail, visit the park with the ducklings and the swan boats and just basically have fun exploring the city and eating good food. We hope to have seafood in Gloucester - YUM! On Sunday the 9th we'll head towards Cape Cod and spend Monday there - at the National Seashore, and possibly Martha's Vinyard. Not sure yet. Next (Tuesday) we'll head for New York City and spend Wednesday there with plans to visit the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Ground Zero. We decided not to do a Broadway Show - we didn't want to drag dress clothes along - so we have tickets when we get home to see "Wicked" in Chicago! Sweet! Thursday we'll head towards Ohio and Kim's parents house in Amish country. Friday we'll be there, unless we are just anxious to get home in which case we'll come home Friday night. Either way we'll be home by Saturday evening the 25th.
Okay - enough procrastinating - it's only 14 hours till we leave - I guess I should pack and do all that stuff you need to do to get ready for a trip!

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