What A Trip
11:27PM on March 19, 2011
Massachusetts, New York and Conneticut
Having a few days off, RudeMcP and I decided to take a road trip, a sort of pre honeymoon trip- if there is such a thing but as we didnt get away after we got married it was a nice short break. We decided to head off down the Mohawk Trail and stay over in New York.
The day started early as that morning my daughter also had her interview of her permanent residency with the Immigration at 8am. This all went well and we have both now been approved for permanent residency.
We dropped her off at home, picked up our overnight things - not forgetting the laptops and cameras, and set off on our way around 10am. It was a beautiful day and temeratures were set to rise to 58 degrees. The sun was out and looked wonderful across the hills and tress, rivers, waterfalls and lakes. My poor camera didn't stop. Half way along the trail is a wonderful Indian Gift Shop. I just had to buy myself this great cowboy hat- I tried it on and amazingly the first one I tried fitted and I loved it. A few more pictures around the teepees and bears around the shop and back on the road.
We wended our way through the hills and dales, through many towns including Florida, which all Shortbus Review patrons will know brought a smile to our faces and McP had to get his picture next to the sign, and on into New York. I must say here that back in England (and I think I speak for most of the British here) most of us believe that New York is a vast tower block City, little did I know that the State of New York is mostly trees, fields hills etc. It was magnificent and so quiet. Yes the odd town and city but nothing like I imagined. We all believed that New York City WAS New York not the open countryside that I saw. I will be writing home with pictures to show them what they are missing.
We stayed the night in Hudson New York. I lovely quiant town. The Village green outside our dining room window with fountain etc. In the morning we took a stroll around it - seeing a solitary fireman sat on a bench waiting what looked like for the fire station to open lol. There is a train track that runs through the square past the green - it looked so sureal running through at 8.30 in the morning, just like a train rolling up into an old western town on the old movies.
We headed off again around 9.30 not really knowing where we were going just taking things as they come and somehow ended up in Conneticut around lunchtime. We stopped at an Italian for lunch and across the road we found where the devil likes to play - Satans Kingdom - we had to get a few pics - yes bare titties as well, even though it was on the main road lol. Apparently Satan likes to hangout down by the river in a local park.
Off on our merry way again through the city of Hartford with amazing tower blocks - much taller than England though I expect not as tall as New York City, but still very impressive. We eventually came across a little place on the border of Conneticu and Massachusetts called - Wales - lol. Back in England I had a holiday home in Wales. Had to get pics of there too, for the folks back home. The other amazing thing we stumbled on was an old British Telephone outside a store. I couldn't believe my eyes.
Nearly 2000 pictures, 100 cities and towns and 3 states later we eventually arrived back - tired out but happy after a wonderfully couple of days. America has some amazing places and I am so looking forward to our next trip.