Monthly Archives: September 2014

Niagara Falls ~ Today was a perfect 10!

Thursday, September 25th ~ Niagara Falls, NY and Canada Niagara Falls State Park is the oldest state park in the U.S.A., established in 1885.  The park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted who was the landscape architect for Central Park in … Continue reading

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Pure Maple Syrup Tasting in Vermont

Wednesday, September 24th ~ Driving through Vermont and into New York I’ve certainly been wine tasting before, but today was a first for us – Maple Syrup tasting! There were four different types of pure maple syrup for us to … Continue reading

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The Kancamagus Highway ~ Fall foliage in New Hampshire

Tuesday September 23 ~ Driving through New Hampshire Kancamagus Highway “The Kancamagus Highway is a 34.5 mile scenic drive along NH’s Rt. 112 in Northern New Hampshire that is well-known as one of the best Fall Foliage viewing areas in … Continue reading

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Driving from Maine into the White Mountains of New Hampshire

Monday September 22 ~ Augusta, ME to Conway, NH Our road trip continues as we travel from Maine into New Hampshire. The leaves are starting to turn colors. Fall is definitely in the air. Here is a selection of photos … Continue reading

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Maine ~ Acadia National Park, Fort Knox and more

Sunday September 21st ~ Maine Day 2 of Acadia National Park, plus our drive to Augusta. In case you missed the 1st half of the park, you can click here to see that post. The weather God’s were shining on … Continue reading

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Authentic Maine ~ Popovers, Clams, and Lobster

Saturday September 20th – Acadia National Park We managed to catch up with our friends Lise and Charlie. You may recall that we met them while sailing on the Danube River Cruise earlier this year, followed by a day spent … Continue reading

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Boston, Beantown, The Hub, The Athens of America, The City on a Hill

Thursday September 18th ~ Boston Did you know that all of the above are nicknames for the city of Boston? I got laid low with a bug and spent a big part of the past few days in bed, simply trying to … Continue reading

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Five days at sea ~ No land in sight (Iceland to Boston)

Tuesday September 9th 3:00 pm The Captain warned us last evening as we were leaving Iceland that rough seas were ahead and that anyone with a tendency toward getting seasick should be prepared to take precautionary measures. They plan on … Continue reading

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Iceland ~ Thingvellir NP, Gullfoss, Geysir, Fontana Health Spa

Monday September 8th ~ Iceland, Day 2 An early nine-hour tour got us up at 6:00 a.m. and on the road by 7:30.Today’s outing was labeled Gullfoss, Geysir and Hot Spring and cost $149.75 USD per person. Described by Royal … Continue reading

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Iceland, Day 1 ~ Geothermal Fields, Blue Lagoon, Viking Museum

Sunday September 7th – Reykjavik Iceland (Day 1) I did not make notes while in Iceland. Our time there was limited and with two long excursions booked, I had little free time other than for meals and some sleep. I’ll reconstruct … Continue reading

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