the New England States.
We traveled on country roads, major highways, dirt lanes, and climbed mountains.
We stopped at old country stores, where we felt like we were stepping back in time
as we walked through the front door.
Where the antique wooden counter was the place that good friends gathered,
to talk and laugh the morning away, oblivious to the fact that we had walked in.
We ate along the docks, and watched the sunset over the marina.
We tasted lobster rolls, and ate freshly caught seafood.
We picnicked on the beach at dinner, and watched the sun set over the water. We rode on
the bikes with these good looking guys. We are all empty-nester couples, with adult children
and young grandchildren.
We toured by boat, on an afternoon sight seeing tour, with an energetic 76 year old guide.
Where we learned interesting facts about the lighthouses and coastline homes.
We climbed Mt. Washington on our bikes, and viewed the majestic scenery from 5000 feet
above sea level.
We rested by quiet, peaceful lakes, where we soaked in the "end of summer" sunshine.
In the early morning hours, we relished time to sit and meditate on God's beauty.
We ate at some of America's finest, "down home" diners, where vinyl table coverings
and plastic cups were the norm. We laughed, talked, and commiserated, as mothers,
We toured the Von Trapp Lodge and relished the beauty of it all. We read the facts and saw the
pictures of the real Von Trapp family, and left finding ourselves humming "Doe, a deer, a female
And, yes, at times we even splurged on homemade Maine blueberry pie and ice cream:)
We passed many flags, confirming that true patriotism still exists in our beloved America.
As we traveled the final miles, we were so grateful for a safe, fun, and educational trip, in
the Northeastern United States.
Thank you for stopping by today.