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... to face with a mountain goat and her baby in South Dakota, swimming in boiling waters in Colorado, waking up in Wonderland and falling asleep unfamiliar... I am forever grateful I was able to experience this. And I think a part of me left a part of my heart on the open ...
The last few days have been mostly about driving, walking and downtime up on a Vermont mountaintop. Lots of pictures with commentary in this post. I did a lot of pulling over to the side of the road and jumping out for photo opportunities.
We spent one day poking around the different neighborhoods of Portland before heading to the far north. I've spent time in Portland twice, both times in late fall, and both times ...
... they even had a large, fully fenced dog run. Addie was very happy.
This morning started out at a 'brisk' 42 degrees. We've had such a mild fall in NYC this year, it was a little shocking. But I packed for every eventuality, so a little rummaging in the car and I was all set for the day. We drove through the Berkshires to Northampton, MA where I met up with my friend Cate and her daughter Ellie for a delicious lunch ...
... adjacent to the noisy, busy freeway, secured one night in a serviced pull through, turned on the air conditioners (it was warm), put on the Giants game and relaxed with some fresh caprese from our larder.
Perhaps we would have remained overnight up in the Berkshires had we found an open campsite. The Walmart in North Adams doesn't allow overnights so we moved on.
Long day but colors of fall were out in force. Now we are in Pennsylvania.
On our New England portion of our adventure, we saw some of our newest friends, the Kruzels, and then we had the wonderful opportunity to see Michelle, Tony (her husband) and David (her brother). Michelle is one of my best friends whom I've known since I was 6 years old!
We drove to Easthampton from the Cape with the beautiful fall foliage of New England. It wasn't yet at it's peak but it was still an awesome sight and a very rare treat for us.