Monday, July 31, 2006

Road Trip!

We started our road trip yesterday morning as we left the Three Chimneys Inn back in Durham, New Hampshire. We drove through New Hampshire and stopped in Woodstock, Vermont for lunch. The town was a typical, quaint small town you might see in the movies. We ate at a nice cafe on Main Street that offered delicious, gourment foods. We ended up for the evening in Saratoga Springs, NY. What a surprisingly fun, cute town. They were holding their annual outdoor music festival and we had a great time. We noticed how this cute town was completely obsessed with horse racing. Horses were seen everywhere, including on mannequins in the shop windows--they had horse heads.

This morning we woke up and continued our drive west. We drove through moutainous terrain which eventually flattened until we arrive in Niagara Falls, NY this afternoon. We checked into the Red Coach Inn which is directly across from the rapids. Further downstream is the impressive Niagra Falls. They were truly magnificant. I will post some photos later....

Tomorrow our plans are to visit the Amish Country in Pennsylvania. We have never seen these villages that seem to be stuck in the past. I wonder what causes one to decide to reject the present and live in the past?? If you have any ideas, please comment.

If you have any suggestions for our road trip, please comment. Do you know of any places we should see on our way from Pennsylvania back north to Boston??? Check back for photos later, either in a blog post or by click on the Flickr link....


Blogger Mike said...

Hey James -
It sounds like you guys are having a great trip. If you are close to New Hope, PA, it is worth a stop (but don't go way out of your way...). It's a small artists' town on the Delaware River just north of Philly.

9:18 AM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

I have no suggestions for your road trip, but while you're in Amish Country please do try the fudge if you haven't already. It's the best I've ever tasted.

11:38 PM  
Blogger J said...

Definitely Philadelphia

4:18 PM  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

Lol - just look at Europe... Aren't a lot of their ways stuck in the past and not in the future. IE air conditioning... Well it is about the environment too but...

Sounds like a fun time. I want to see this area of the world day maybe.

3:31 AM  

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