(written by Bill)
Back in September of 2010 my wife and I, who live in California, decided to take a road trip through the New England States. The journey would last 21 days and cover 8 states – Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
Our plan was to catch a red-eye from San Francisco to Boston which would arrive at 7:00am. We would rent a car and drive up to Bar Harbor Maine which would be our first nights destination. We made hotel reservations for the first 2 nights but from then on it would be free wheeling, finding a place to stay impromptu at the end of each day.
This will be the first in a series of blogs covering our 21 day adventure.
Part 1 – Boston Massachusetts, to Bar Harbor Maine (281 miles). We left the airport in our rental car about 8:30am. Many stops were made along the way to enjoy the scenery or something indigenous to the area.
Our only touristy stop for day one was at Strawberry Banke. This is an outdoor history museum located in the South End historic district of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. What a great place to go to reconnect with our history dating all the way back to the 1600’s. I have included a few photos of the quaint little town.
After Strawberry Banke, we were back on the road and on to Maine. As we drove up the coast we decided to make a stop at a town called Kennebunkport. Great place to stretch our legs and enjoy the wonderful ambiance. So different than California. I’ve included a photo taken of a coastal home in Kennebunkport.
By early evening it began to rain so we focused on our drive and pulled into our hotel at about 9:30pm. After getting our luggage into the room we kicked off our shoes and reminisced about the days drive. Even with the bad weather it was a beautiful day.
Our plan was to stay in Bar Harbor for 2 days with a large list of “things to do” which will be the topic of part 2 in this “New England Road Trip” series.
Click here to see more photos of Strawberry Banke and Kennebunkport
Hope you enjoy…