(written by Bill)
This is a series of blogs covering a 21 day road-trip my wife and I made through eight New England States during the month of September – Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts (Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Boston, and Plymouth Rock).
We’ve covered Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts Cape Cod – Provincetown, Chatham, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard to date.
Chapter 12 – Although it was absolutely great to be in the Cape Cod area, Linda and I were both glad to be back on the road again, heading to Boston.
One of our first stops after getting into Boston was to go to the top of the Skywalk Observatory in the Prudential Center where we can see for miles. A must see spot for anyone coming into the Boston area.
As we looked out over the city, we began to recognize some key landmarks. One of which was Fenway Park, home for the Boston Red Socks major league baseball team. We could see the Longfellow, Massachusetts Avenue, and Boston University Bridges spanning the Charles River Basin. Also in sight is the finish line for the famous Boston Marathon.
After coming down from the Skywalk Observatory and touring Boston we decided to drive to the town of Plymouth where history says Pilgrims first landed in America. Once in town we grabbed our camera and walked over to the monument housing the actual rock that historians believe the Pilgrims first set foot. They do note, however, that they cannot be 100% positive that this is the actual boulder. Oh, well, coming from California, we truly enjoyed being in a place with so much American history and accept it as the real thing.
After Plymouth Rock we drove back toward Boston and stopped at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. This was our first time visiting a Presidential Library so we really weren’t sure what to expect. I can tell you it was absolutely wonderful and one of the unexpected highlights of our trip. So much information about such an exciting time in our nations history. We honestly could have spent days going through the library but unfortunately we had airline tickets to fly home the next morning, so we had to take in all we could with the time remaining. All I can say is, “wow”, it is a must see for anyone visiting the area.
Well, this concludes our New England Road Trip series and we hope it gave you some insights and idea’s if you are ever thinking about visiting any of the wonderful locations Linda and I were fortunate to be able to see. We received a lot of feedback from people that either lived in or had visited one of the locations we had highlighted in our blog and sincerely hope we did justice in showcasing these locations.
For those that gave us feedback saying they wished they could see some of the sights we had written about, I suggest you update your bucket list and work hard to make it happen!
To all those that read and/or gave us feedback during this series, “Thank you so much!”. It’s all about photography with a little dialog to help polish what you see.
Click here to see all of the photo’s from our 21 day New England Road Trip.
Hope you enjoy…