New England Vacation 2010

Melissa and I just got back on Saturday from a week touring the northeast.  It was a lot of driving, but still a fun trip.

Among our stops:

  • Steamtown Mall (Scranton, PA)
  • Freedom Trail (historic sites in Boston, MA)
  • Prudential Tower (Boston, MA)
  • Fenway Park (Boston, MA) for the 6/20 Dodgers-Red Sox game
  • At least 6-8 different Dunkin Donuts locations
  • Legal Sea Foods (Boston, MA) restaurant
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Several Maine coastal towns
  • L.L. Bean store (Freeport, ME)
  • Barnacle Billy’s (Ogunquit, ME) restaurant
  • Several retail stores that were inexplicably playing country music despite not being located in the South
  • Plymouth Rock
  • Cape Cod National Seashore
  • Newport, RI mansions (The Breakers)
  • Hershey’s Chocolate World (Hershey, PA)
  • Gettysburg, PA

We passed through 13 states in 9 days, staying the night in five of them.  (The complete list: Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine)

The highlight for me was (of course) Fenway Park, although it really was one excellent stop after another.  Some of the historic sites nearly take your breath away, while you leave others thinking, “that’s all?”  Regardless, they were each interesting in their own right.  I tend to enjoy visiting places like the Freedom Trail sites (Bunker Hill, USS Constitution, etc.) but not dwelling on them.  There were few sites where I could have spent more time (Gettysburg chief among them), while others left me glad they were just a quick stop (Plymouth Rock).

I put together a slideshow of my favorite pictures below with a bit more detail in the captions.  (It will take a few minutes to go through them – there are 157.)

It’s good to be home now, and I’m going to have to rest up for another exciting weekend ahead, seeing the Braves in Atlanta.


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