Friday, July 28, 2017

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 I am a new visitor to Friday Foto Friends  and  I so  do delight in    seeing what  great blogging friends are sharing  by way of  their delightful fotos... and this morning I have also created  a foto   page  on my  blog  depicting the marvels we have enjoyed over the past  few years during our travels to New England.  Now that our  only daughter and  grand tots live there,  a mere 800 miles away from us in the Mid-Atlantic....   I feel so blessed to be able to take in the  charms of of those northern climes.  I hope you will enjoy  my travelogue of  our  New England Adventures..

Adventures in New England

Now that our  most beloved family lives in new England  I am getting to  go  so many times and  truly enjoy the  adventures I always  longed to  enjoy...  being a teacher,  New England was  one of my  bucket list places because of its  wonderful history and  heralded beauty.  Each time we go I am enthralled by its  special charms. 
 As  a history  teacher,  our daughter    has  included wonderful tours of   history museums in  Boston,  
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One of my heroes being Paul Revere...
his story and his craft  amaze me.
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Colonial craftsmanship  is  exquisite!
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Boston also hosts  amazing art museums..
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of period   life  ...
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as well as,  work of the masters
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 of course,still   depicting the  beauty  of  the  Boston area.
Then; of course,  I have  had  ample opportunities to explore Cape Cod.  With its amazing places to dine..
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Talking about seafood....
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by the way,  I am  mad about scallops!!!
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might I add.. fresh caught..
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even   with their anomalies..  Cape Cod harbors  are    so  energized and  fun to visit..
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I get really excited about the sailing ships.
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I am fairly certain  you can see Martha's Vinyard in the background..still on my bucket list.
Lighthouses are  completely    gorgeous...
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My favorite  was this one  near  the southern tip of the cape  near Woods Hole.  Again, as a teacher,  I had to  visit Woods Hole.
Home to the  North Atlantic Oceanographic Institute.
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We dined at the 
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Differing so much from the southern  coasts of my experience.
Another coast  we  explored  and  that  totally blew my mind was New Port, RI! Might I just say, "Awesome!"
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And  as a land lubber,  I found my courage to go  asea to  really  enjoy the full measure of  New Port's treasures!
Back  on land  near and around Bostonthe  multiple  visits to  small quaint village squares  so charming and  friendly.
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seaside communities
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Finest of dining  like  the top of the Prudential building at The Hub
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or  lobster rolls  in Sea Breeze, NH.
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We had previously discovered this eatery on Great Eats on the Food Channel. How fun to  go exploring and get to eat there and check it out for ourselves.  We  did this while on our  autumn  trip  to  see the  gorgeous  NE colors.
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Awesome delights  in Kennebuckport...oh, my goodness!!!!Exploring the coast of Maine has been a  highlight....
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Kennebuckport is probably one of our favorite  stops
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We were there in October on my  fall  trip to enjoy the  foliage..
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  the  village, the harbor, the people  ..  it is  all  just perfection!
The coastline is  so  magnificent..
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the marches    yielded   surprises of their own.
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and right around the corner  was the Bush Compound..
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One cannot say enough about  any of the bed and breakfasts we have frequented on our visits.
a favorite in Kennebuck  was the Bufflehead Cove..
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here is one reason
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  but truly it was the hospitality.. we could have set t that table all day  everyone was so gracious and friendly.. just like family!
Serenity personified.. situated on the Kennebuck River,
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I love to return
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our travel day through New Hampshire was  rainy and drear  and no good for enjoying the colors of autumn that  year.
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but the mountains did  hold a  charm that  is unknown in my part of the world.
As we neared Vermont the color became more prominent..
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We were a bit too early  to see the pumpkin display  around the Keene, NH   village green..
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but a pass through the town yielded fine memories.
That night we stayed in Vermont and  we were eager to  get there.
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  Near Brattleboro,   we stayed in another typical NE Inn.
B &B's are always our go to  overnight  stays..
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I mean, ....yummy!!
Vermont is  so    beautiful a new surprise around every corner.
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The only problem being  we  checked well to know when the color would be  glorious and we missed it..  but  the trip was still so worth  it so .much.. and   late summer is the time to start planning your trip if  you interested in a NE  escapade!

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