This is the time we’re usually heading to New England or occasionally the northwest for a fall vacation. Not to be this year. I’m sad. We didn’t make it last year because a family vacation took precedence, which is okay, but we thought we’d be going this year.
Now don’t get me wrong, we’ve got so much for which to be thankful. Number 1 is our health. Aside from seasonal allergies, we’re doing great, and so are the various members of our family.
But, oh, I’m missing me some fall colors and cooler temps. (Our temps are not bad right now. I’m grateful, but it’s not the same.) A friend in New England sent me pics that made me drool.
So my plan to get me through this time right around Columbus Day/Indigenous People’s Day when we usually travel to New England is to look back at all my old pics of our various trips to Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and multiple places in Maine. And because I’m a pretty generous person, I’m going to be sharing them with you today and maybe for a couple of Thursdays.
Before I begin the visual trip to New England, I must take a moment and talk about how important it is for us all to vote this year. Our country is in crisis both politically and health-wise. Pray for those who have lost loved ones to the virus and for those who are ill. Pray for all those who are caring for those who are sick.
Do you have a plan to vote? My husband is planning on voting early. We’re lucky in Texas to be able to vote early in person. That’s what we traditionally do. I fear really long lines and have ordered a vote by mail ballot. I’ll drive down to the drop off place. We only have one place in Tarrant County, but that’s not a problem here like it is in Harris County where Houston is. That county is about the size of Rhode Island. One drop off site there is really about voter suppression. Before Gov. Abbot acted, Harris County had 11 sites.
Okay so what are your voter plans? Are you taking a fall vacation? Have you gone on any vacation this year? If not when next year do you think you might go?
I hope you enjoy these pics and are inspired to travel to this gorgeous part of our country.
This is the entrance to the White Mountain Resort we stayed in on our first trip, a great old historic hotel.
New Hampshire, just down the road from the resort.
Snow on the White Mountains.
New Hampshire is such a beautiful state. On this trip we also stopped to visit friends in Vermont. Acltually, the friend who sent me the first pics in this blog. Thanks, Klaran. She and her husband introduced us to Woodstock which became the setting for my first published book, VERMONT ESCAPE.
On a later trip I saw this house which became the inspiration for the house the heroine in VERMONT ESCAPE rented.
So many more. I should make a book. Have you ever made a book from your vacation photos? Love to hear form you. Be safe.