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Old 31-10-2016, 05:16 PM   #6
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The next morning paints a different picture:






Btw....a recommendable stay!!:
Book it through one of the usual booking sites @ a discount rate.

Tootling down the coast towards Boston is a bit of a disappointing affair...this is generic BrisVegas-plastic as found anywhere around the globe where a seaside-$$ can be coaxed from the dumb tourist herd.



A slow morning tootle along the East Boothbay Peninsula...














....before a tack south along the coast towards Portsmouth via the coastal roads of Portland, Cape Elizabeth
(for a final try at some lobster-rolls...bombed again, place too busy), Biddeford, Kennebunkport etc etc









Lenny....worth a pretty penny in cacao alone!!
1700 pounds of chocolate in one lump ...now, THAT.... IS BIG!!










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Old 01-11-2016, 02:55 PM   #7
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...and that was a 2 week dash across the far north-eastern bits of the US.
September has , once again, proven the choice-month for travel in the Northern Hemisphere. Superb weather, comfortable temps, the odd chilly morning...and plenty of sunshine and sparkling skies.

Would love to go back to New Hampshire and Vermont!!
Bike, car or camper, doesn't matter
Maine?....naw, not really. Only Acadia National Park...in winter!??
It'd be bitterly cold for sure, but spectacular... and maybe, tourist-free, sort of?
There's nothing much inland in Maine and the coast is totally commercialized/ overrun and_or privatized....but mostly all of it at once.

Quebec? Oh yeah! Stay north of the St. Lawrence and tack towards Gaspe Peninsula via another ferry crossing...and New Brunswick, Nova Scotia...
Then again, there are calls from New York State, the Parks north of Ottawa and Montreal, the Great Lakes and, and....

Into Colorado next... and maybe a bit of peace and quiet to calm the nerves after a couple of hours of Mediterranean-style traffic chaos to find the one-and-only slip-road onto the peninsula that the Boston Airport resides on...a screaming and yelling session to make it through a jam-packed 4-lane roundabout in one of the suburbs while fearing for the little Prius' hastily restored shininess after a car-wash.... as time was ticking down fast to catch the flights!

Once more SouthWest Air winged us the 4.5hrs. to the west, gaining 2 hrs time-difference in the process.
On 2. thoughts...it rather turned into 5.5hrs in the end as some burly-whirly caused some major weather-havoc over the Great Lakes....a wide loop into Canada
it was.


Colorado, the Broncos, Mile High, lots of orange, the Rockies, a tiny Rio Grande.....and a bucketload of Aspen-Gold.
See you in Denver







Edit:
Since the topic has been split into various threads, here are the links to all the parts, in their chronological order.

Checking on Uncle Sam....travel notes, beer and aspen-gold


Peaks + Perks....New England (US) picture book


A Touch Of Quebec (Canada)


Lobster-Tales (Maine, US)


A World Of Its Own...Colorado + The Rockies



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Old 01-11-2016, 08:33 PM   #8
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We were in Washington State in July to visit family. Across the state, other than perhaps central Seattle, these signs were everywhere !
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We were in Washington State in July to visit family. Across the state, other than perhaps central Seattle, these signs were everywhere !
Yep, same here in New England
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