Monday, July 13, 2015

America the Beautiful!

My adventure to visit all 50 states is still alive and well... 
Grayson, Garrett, John and I flew to Boston on Tuesday, July 7 for five full days in New England with activities and tours while knocking four more states off my list.  9 to go!!

DAY 1:  BOSTON - Hop On/Hop Off Trolley tour, Boston Harbor cruise, Freedom Trail tour, Prudential Tower Observation Skywalk, Red Sox game at Fenway Park vs. Marlins

 DAY 2: BOSTON AREA/DRIVING - Lexington ride through Lexington and Concord, Boston LDS Temple, Salem

We ate lunch at famous Red's Sandwich Shop in Salem and heard their pancakes were incredible so we ordered just one to taste.  It was GOOD and it was BIG!

Drove through Maine and New Hampshire to get to our final destination of the day--Vermont--which is now one of my favorite states...  We even saw a black bear crossing the highway in New Hampshire but couldn't get the camera out fast enough!

We ate dinner at a wonderful restaurant in Manchester Village, Vermont called Seasons.

We loved our beautiful hotel, Vermont's Equinox Resort and Spa in Manchester.

DAY 3: VERMONT/NEW YORK - Hiked to the top of Blue Summit (steep 6 miles r/t), swimming, hot tub at resort

Ate a delicious lunch at Zoey's Deli... INSTEAD of Big Moose Deli!

Final destination of the day:  Syracuse, NY.  Checked out the Destiny USA Mall which was half the size of Mall of America and went to the Minions movie.

DAY 4:  PALMYRA - Peter Whitmer Farm, Palmyra Temple, Smith Farm, Sacred Grove, Grandin Publishing, Hill Cumorah, Hill Cumorah Pageant

DAY 5: NIAGARA FALLS - Maid of the Mist boat ride, Cave of the Winds, trolley ride through Niagara State Park, IMAX movie about the Falls, Rainbow Bridge to Canada

One of my favorite trips so far!!  The boys had a great time together, we shared lots of laughs, learned new things and created memories to last a lifetime!

1 comment:

Misty said...

It looks like an amazing trip packed full of fun. I wish I had half your energy! I need to add Vernont to my trip wish list. Great pics!