We weren’t able to take our fall New England trip this year, and it’s left me a bit “yearney.” This has been compounded by the fact I’ve been researching where we’re going next year. This has been much fun, but makes me realize how much I’ve missed seeing all the trees, mountains, lakes, and oceans.
At first, we (I) couldn’t figure which state to visit, so I looked at places in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. I bounced all over. Bar Harbor to Portland to Belfast to Camden in Maine. From Lincoln, New Hampshire to East Hardwick in Vermont. From Rockport to Plymouth to Gloucester in Massachusetts. From Madison to Ledyard to Weston, in Connecticut.
Near Boothbay Harbor, Maine
One of the places I stumbled on was in Edgecombe, Maine. Really wanted to stay there; we’d driven through the area which is near Wiscassett. I used the town and the development in Book 2 The Second Chances Series, ACT OF TRUST. And you know how I love to watch Tiny Houses on HGTV. This little house was a real Tiny House at 345 sq ft. No loft, so all those square feet were on a ground floor. We were afraid that ultimately, we’d not be happy there. If it had been 600 or 650, I think I’d have gone for it, great views, but no fireplace. Sooo…
Finally, we narrowed down to New Hampshire. Previously in looking for place to stay, the criteria included a water view. Since we have our own water view now, that wasn’t as important. More important now is fireplace, wifi, and walkability. Then we like space on both sides of the bed, and we want it to be a separate bedroom. Just can’t do a studio. I don’t prefer modern, but I don’t want too rustic/cabiny neither.
Anyway, it looks like we’ll be going to stay in NH and travel to northwestern Vermont. Hope to take in Montpelier, the capital, Burlington which is on Lake Champlain, and Shelbourne, where there is a super museum. We’ve never visited any of these areas. MontPelier was in VERMONT ESCAPE, but I’d never visited.
From a boat in the Camden Harbor, Maine.
You know the old saying, “Getting there is more important than the destination?” (Or something like that.) This applies to us and our vacations, which we start planning about a year out and take our time researching places to stay and things to do while we’re in the area.
While we’re not making the fall New England trip this year, I’m getting a foretaste of the trip, and it’s pretty fun.
Outside of Boothbay Harbor, Maine
So what about you? Do you go to one place all the time on vacation? Do you have favorite places you return to? What do you require to make it be a perfect place?
Love to hear from you.
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