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Trip Start Aug 27, 2011
Trip End Sep 03, 2011

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Friday, September 2, 2011

No matter where I am I can't help thinking I'm just a day away from where I want to be.
                                               -Jackson Browne

So this morning she tells me that they're horned-rimmed, not horn rimmed glasses.
My mistake.

We left New Hampshire right at seven a.m. and made it to Springfield, Mass. where we stopped to visit the Springfield Armory.  Military weapons were manufactured here until 1967.  I took a photo of an M1 and an M14 for my father, the ex-Marine.  

We left Springfield and kind of meandered over to New York ultimately taking "the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston"  James Taylor fans will remember that stretch of road mentioned in "Sweet Baby James".  There was, however, no frosting to make the Berkshires seem dreamlike.   We drove through them anyway with song playing over and over in the Wurlitzer that is housed between my ears.

The Northeast has many pretty roads but it is a little maddening trying to get around due to the traffic.  To be fair, it is Labor Day Weekend but we found ourselves either stuck on the turnpikes at a break neck speed or moving in stop and go traffic trying to negotiate the traffic lights.  We traveled all day and only made it about 300 miles as the crow flies (I like to use that phrase as often as possible as it irritates my Yankee friends)

We did manage to make it to New York and visited the Vanderbilt Mansion and FDR's residence. There are photographs and an added bonus today (if it works) a video.   One of the photographs turned out to be my favorite of the trip.  Not that I did anything special- I just happened to catch the shadows so that they made an interesting pattern on the building and grounds.   It looks a bit haunted as a result..  Check out the abandoned house photo around the Springfield Armory.

Tomorrow we will wrap up this trip blog. If it goes according to plan, we may have Gettysburg and the Harley Davidson York production plant photographs.  


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