I suppose that I now understand where my children got their desire to make their writing paper titles alliterations. It is just plain fun!
This past weekend was huge for us, HUGE! Tyler and I took our annual fall road trip through parts of Maine and New Hampshire. For the second year in a row we brought some of the boys. This year, Andrew joined us for the first time as well as Josiah and Elijah, who experienced fall fun last year and wanted to go again. In 2013, we traveled NorthEast, or Downeast as well call it here in Maine towards West Quoddy Head and the Eastern most point of the USA. This year we went South and West. The Western mountains in Maine and New Hampshire are some of the most beautiful sights in New England. I grew up camping, hiking, and swimming in these mountains and always find myself drawn to them for a fall drive.
Our 2014 Fall foliage adventure started with a quick drive to Portsmouth NH to visit the beautiful living history museum of Strawberry Banke. We had a wonderful time studying the architecture, gardens, and listening to the roleplaying employees. There is something quite odd about conversing with a woman about her grandchildren when you know those grandchildren are now dead. At one point I wanted to ask her, "wait! Are you talking about your real grandchildren or those of your character!" Man did she know her history though.
Andrew checking the pitcher plant for any bugs
Josiah studying the compost bins so that he can build me one.
Playing on the boat outside one of the houses
At the Top!
The cog railway train came up right after us. Next time I think we may take that so we don't have to drive our jalopy up the mountain.
The drive was terrifying as both Tyler and I are afraid of heights. Tyler is a master at driving though and we made it both up and down the mountain safely.
The colors were superb!