Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Dream Come True

Since I was a teenager, I have dreamed of visiting a certain area of the United States.

Well, this past week I finally got that opportunity!! We went with some friends, and as usual (when we are with them) had a wonderful time.

Look at the pictures below and see if you can guess where they were taken.


Picture A is of the Boston Temple at dusk. We spent a wonderful evening there doing work for Jenny's (my friend) ancestors.

Picture B is of Rockport, MA on the tip of Cape Ann. We were only there about 20 minutes, but we thoroughly enjoyed strolling around town and sampling the homemade fudge.

Okay, keep reading and see if any of these pictures look familiar.





C, D, E and F were all taken at Acadia Park in Maine. I was so thrilled to be there, especially in the fall!! It was so beautiful and the weather was perfect. The first two pictures give you an idea of the fall foliage. The third picture is of the many lobster boats. The harbor was filled with them! What I didn't understand is why lobster costs as much or more in Maine as it does anywhere else--even though you aren't paying for the shipping fees. Even so, we enjoyed our share of it.
And the last picture is of the light house on Bear Island. We took a boat across the harbor to Cranberry Island and passed this lighthouse on the way. So darling!!
Okay, ready for another picture? How about this one?


And this one. . .

G is actually a picture of the drive going into Joseph Smith's Birthplace in Sharon, Vermont. The drive and the views from there were so beautiful!
H is a very cute touristy town called Woodstock, which was nearby. We loved this town but would have loved it even more if there hadn't been so many tour buses driving by.
Okay, here is the last group of pictures. Can anyone guess where these were taken? I will give you a hint. They were all taken on the same street.




The answer is Deerfield, MA. I had never heard of the town before this trip, but was so glad to discover it!! The town is considered one of the best preserved historical towns in the U.S and dates all the way back to the late 1600's. We loved walking the street and admiring the cuteness of it all!
So that was my trip! It was very fun, very beautiful and filled with gorgeous weather! We returned home this morning at 9:30 a.m., which means I have now been awake for 22 hours straight!
I am off to bed!


Lisa @ Pulsipher Page said...

Gorgeous fall pictures! Looks like an incredible trip.

Momza said...

I hope to go to New England one day too. They say Fall is the perfect time to go, too. Beautiful pictures! Are you going to frame any of them?

Dixie Mom said...

I'm so jealous! Those places are so beautiful this time of year! Looks like you had perfect weather and your photos are amazing!!

Shannon said...

New England is one of my favorite places to be in the Fall, which is why visiting there is so much better than living there. You get all the color and beauty with none of the bugs and humidity of the summer. Looks like a fabulous trip. So glad you had fun!

MissKris said...

WoW!!!! What beautiful pictures! I can't believe it! My favorite was that long path of trees! SO beautiful!!!

Rebecca Irvine said...

Your pictures are gorgeous! I have always dreamed about visiting New England in the fall myself--so thanks for sharing your trip with me :-).

Sue said...

We took this same trip with our entire family, and my second oldest son is still talking about Acadia National Park. If Maine weren't so far from California, I think he'd move there!

We also went to Boston, Bar Harbor, and Chatham (near Cape Cod). It was the most fun trip ever.

You took some wonderful photos. Aren't those little towns in Maine picturesque?


NatureGirl said...

How Beautiful! What a pretty temple. I think the only place I could live that is not in the west would be New England. Gorgeous!

Suzy Richardson said...

Absolutely beautiful! Scott and I did that loop when we left graduate school to live in AZ. We camped in Acadia and woke up totally flooded. Good times (ha!). Glad you had a nice trip!

Cherie said...

Beautiful fall pictures - What a wonderful trip!!! I love the history in that part of the country and to add beautiful fall weather and tri-colored trees makes it even more amazing! So glad you got to go and had a good time!

The Crazy Coxes said...

Your pictures are incredibly beautiful! I'm so glad you were able to take the trip you have always wanted to take.

Jackie said...

WOW! I'm so jealous my teeth hurt!

Handsfullmom said...

Those pictures are STUNNING! I wish I could have gone with you.

Be Thou Humble said...

I am HOMESICK!!! Picture C looks like the view I would see from one of the hills on our farm. I SO miss the beautiful fall colors. Thank you for sharing these!

Marilyn said...

How FUN! We went on a New England/Canada cruise a few years ago and also visited Palmyra in the fall. It brought back great memories.

Emilee said...

Lori, I'm so glad you had such a wonderful trip! That's one of my dream trips too. Jen & Cory are lucky to have such fun friends as the Wagners :-). But what I really wanted to comment on are your photos. You have a serious talent with the camera! I have looked at each of your pics several times & they are amazing. If you were selling them then I would request a blow-up of "G". G for gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Just ME the MOM said...

OooOOoo! How heavenly to be back in and see the gorgeous fall colors. I have never been to any of the places you shared! I would love to go! So much fun to vicariously enjoy your photos :)


Terri said...

wow your camera is amazing. Photographer is great too!