Tuesday, September 8, 2015



Four bikes.  Eight friends as the passengers on the bikes, riding over two thousand miles, touring
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,
and grandmothers. 
 

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
deer..."


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.

8 comments:

Debbie said...

Everything about this sounds wonderful! Soo glad you enjoyed! Have a good week!

Carla said...

I was hoping you would share pictures! I feel like I have had a little taste of your wonderful journey. So glad you were able to experience this time with friends on the road (and you looked amazing doing it!). Love you!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, Judy, how special this trip was. Full of memories and great friendships. I have enjoyed every photo!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Oh, what fun! I'm thinking you rode some of the same roads we too two years ago...to Mt. Washington and the Von Trapp Lodge. Did you enjoy the lobster rolls? How fun to be able to do that trip with friends on motorbikes! We were on the east coast as well...on the Canadian side of the border. Great pic's!

Happy@Home said...

What an amazing trip this must have been for all of you. The scenery looks so pretty and the food looks especially tasty. I love the picture of you in your morning meditation.

Anneliese said...

I think you are into a good tradition now! What a nice place to be isn't it? Empty nesters... Grown children ... Grands .... And you'd and well enough to enjoy a trip like this with friends! We have so much to be thankful for! I'm happy for you!

corners of my life said...

Sounds like a great trip with wonderful friends.
A perfect season to visit New England . . .

Sassy Granny ... said...

How wonderful! My oldest son is a biker (bearded, leather-clad & all). What a free spirited way to take in the beauty of the open road.

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