Do you like road trips?
Do you prefer them to flying?
Or do you just like to get there and be done with it?
I am on the fence. In some ways a road trip is so relaxing: you are in your own car, there is plenty of room for (almost) all that you want to take, the road side stops can be fun especially with your own picnic fare, and there is often the opportunity to make an unexpected stop (flea market anyone?) But on the other hand….. it can be long, so…….long. We tend to split the driving although my husband likes to drive more than I do, and I don’t mind being a passenger and/or navigator. Husband, not so much. Nevertheless, we put in some long days on the highway: several 8-10 hour days.
Early in our trip we were in Hudson, New York. Many, many years ago we lived close to Hudson and each time we return we are SO amazed at the changes and gentrification taking place. It has become a premier go-to place for antiques, art and new restaurants. Believe me, when we lived nearby there was n-o-t-h-i-n-g in that town.
From there we wound our way up to Lake Champlain and North Hero Island. One of our favorite inns anywhere, the North Hero House, sits right on the lake front. This was our third visit there and, yes, we will return!
You can read more about the Inn and my previous visits there in this post:
Destination: North Hero, Vermont
The Inn is just 25 miles south of the Canadian border. Having remembered to bring our passports, we spent one morning driving and exploring in Canada and fell in love with this house:
This is a portion of my brother’s wood pile. He has always loved chopping wood (!!) and now, living in northern Vermont, it is a necessity.
Finally, the quintessential New England image: a covered bridge!
And that concludes this summer’s road trip: hope you enjoyed!
In just a little over three weeks I leave for the always-fun, adventure-filled mother-daughter trip to Rome. Daughter and I are busily gathering tons of information and making day trip reservations…and yes, listening to Italian language on iPhone apps and certainly looking warily at the Rome weather which has averaged between 95-100° for the last month. It’s going to be a hot one!
I will certainly be posting here this month, but not on such a regular schedule. Thank you for following along and for your loyalty: I really appreciate each and every one of you!
Looked like a fun trip – and you were in my “neck of the woods”! Glad we had some decent weather for your trip. And next onto Rome! Looking forward to your posts!
Linda: Yes, it was a long, but very worthwhile trip up your way. Three more weeks until Rome: how time flies, right?
What a wonderful journey I just took, thanks to you. I enjoy all your posts and since you are heading off on such a special journey, I wanted say “Bon Voyage!” and note what a pleasure it is to follow your adventures and ideas here.
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Thank you for such nice words! Really, I do appreciate it. You never know, out there in blog land, who is reading or appreciating a post or thought. Yes, it’s a big trip coming up and somehow this month is very busy in many other ways, so I am feeling pressed for time. You know all about that! I would love to get together some time in the fall!
Ditto on the road trips and the long drives. Airports lines, flight delays and cramped airplanes are making air travel a hassle. I now prefer car trips.
Enjoy Rome, hope a cool front goes your way!
Cindy: I know, air travel is so difficult these days. I sort of dread it. But then again, long car trips are just…long!
Hi Alice: Oh, we do wish we had had time to come see you. I am so sorry it didn’t work out. The trip home was rushed and not very nice…but we made it! Yes, Jas is fine and we needed/wanted to see his new house. Will write you more later…