Thursday, September 25, 2008

vacation part 1

home at last
after
2397 km
1964 photos
4 hotels
1 excellent b&b
6 tanks of gas
some really nice people
too much junk food
lots of beer
and a good time had by all!

for a last minute vacation we ended up having a great time. i usually plan for months and know exactly what we are doing every day. this time due to some work related problems and wanting to see how my husband would fare planing a trip ( he was complaining that i always get to pick the destinations) we decided to drive around the u.s. . first stop the 1000 islands or as my granny would say "the one thousand islands" . what a beautiful spot, it's been several years since we visited and forgot how peaceful and relaxing it was. next stop lake placid, never been, and found that mirror lake was the view from our room. we sat and watched the moon come up over the mountains. our hotel was hosting a convention and we met some really nice people who worked for the village of freeport, vilma and denise, really lovely women who gave us some traveling info , which really helped with our trip. thanks ladies!! we also crashed their party and had a fun time. the next morning i got up with the birds and watched the sun come up and wondered along the lake taking some eerie shots of the mist, lake and wildlife. the town was small and quaint, i can't imagine how they would host thousands of people for the olympics. on our way out of town i found a few interesting trails in my national geographic scenic highways book, which took us through a small portion of vermont, massachusetts on the mohawk trail, and into connecticut, where we ended up in hartford for dinner and spent the night.

i was surprised how small hartford was and only spent the morning touring around the town , and managed to take a lot of pictures of the state capital building, which was completed in 1878 and located in bushnell park. great architecture.
our next part of the trip was driving to long island to visit my friend marie and her husband rick.
they were gracious enough to invite us to stay with them after a mishap booking on priceline.com . Thanks to our wonderful hosts our vacation was a memorable one!
i have tons of more photos to go through
i will continue an account of our adventures tommorrow!

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