New England: Seven Days, Five States

Our godson’s graduation from a northern New York college, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute or RPI, prompted a quick side trip to Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont before arriving for the festivities. I’d never been to Maine, so why not? And hey, one of the greatest shopping meccas of all time is located in Freeport, Maine, L.L. Bean!

PC: LL Bean


We flew into Boston and met up with Steve’s fraternity brother and his wife, got a tour of the old North Church where Paul Revere’s “one if by land, two if by sea” ride supposedly began, visited a dear relative, and ate some awesome seafood.   Lobster (aka “lobsta”) and shrimp really are better on the east coast.

Then up the coast to Kennebunkport, Maine.

President Bush’s Kennebunkport compound. Three flags are flying, indicating the President is in residence. If you look really carefully, you’ll see a Secret Service agent with binoculars in the bushes.

And Steve is always a good sport about stopping the car to let me shoot.  Here are a couple of my favorites as we (aka “he”) drove from Maine, across New Hampshire and Vermont, and onto New York.

Along the road.


Nubble Lighthouse, Cape Neddick Surely wish I’d had the chance to shoot this scene at daybreak!

Off to graduation!

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