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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 ...
... storm pushed this area past 'peak' but I'm hoping as we move across southern New England towards Cape Cod we'll catch up to the colors again.
We stopped to stretch our legs at Kent Falls State Park http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_Falls _State_Park . As we climbed up the path I noticed a couple in tux and wedding gown, posing with the Falls in the background. But...no photographer? Camera, check. Tripod, check. ...
This morning we explored the area of Boston known as Beacon Hill. It is an area with lots of narrower streets with traditional gas lamps (now electrified). We had a great breakfast on Charles Street at a place called Paramount. I had Huervos Rancheros which was awesome (read with american accent). This place just got it right and had a massive queue out the door. What I liked most was the strict seat enforcement policy. There was a big sign saying that you are not allowed to sit until ...
... br> Me: "Yes, I'm traveling to a malaria zone in Africa."
Them: "We don't cover malaria pills for use out of our service area."
Me: "So let me get this straight. If I get malaria you will pay thousands of dollars to treat me but you won't pay anything to prevent me from getting malaria."
Them: "That is correct."
Profit above all else!
... of the same name. Caught a great view of Salem Harbor.
And along the drive saw so many names related to all that New England history we learned about in school!
Tomorrow promises to be a quiet day and then on Wednesday I head back home.
see ya soon!
Oh, no pictures today because I have had to start using my phone to take them and have yet to find the best way to get them on this machine!