Fall New England Trip ~ Part 2
I think we all slept twelve hours after our exhausting day on Sunday, (Read about that HERE), and we got up Monday anxious to see all we could see!
The morning was rainy and misty which makes for beautiful mountain pictures. This is the view outside our condo and above the next building of condos.
And this is the view outside the back of our condo.
Our plan was to drive towards Windsor, Vermont. But first, BREAKFAST! Along the way, Ed was very accommodating for mine and Lisa’s picture taking, slowing down, backing up, pulling over, turning around… *Poor Ed*
Ed came through with a great choice for breakfast in Calamity Jane’s Restaurant in Warren, New Hampshire.
This little restaurant served up a delicious breakfast and the antique tables and decor were beautiful.
Across the street, we made Ed drive back and forth and around in circles trying to get the perfect pictures of this sweet little church and the rocket. *Poor Ed*
After breakfast we loaded back into the van and set out for Vermont. Of course the scenery slowed our progress.
We eventually made it over to Windsor, Vermont, where we located the American Precision Museum, which was Mr. Menace’s choice of “things to do in New England.”
This museum is located in an 1840’s Armory, which was saved from demolition in the 1960’s.
It was fascinating to hear how about it’s past life as a gun factory for the Civil War.
Mr. Menace could have spent HOURS in this museum! But after seeing all the demonstrations and viewing all the machines, the rest of us were ready to move on and find some supper.
Tuesday morning dawned bright and sunny!
We headed out for breakfast and again, Ed found a great spot at The Main Street Station in Plymouth, New Hampshire.
After filling our bellies, we did a little sight seeing and photo taking across the street.
Mr. Menace is a huge history buff and was all about exploring the cannon in front of the town hall. According to the plaque, it was captured from British troops during the Revolutionary War in 1777. The insignia on the cannon, shown below, is the British Crown above the letters GR for George III, Rex, King from 1760-1820.
Next on the agenda was my choice of “things to do in New England”… LUNCH! haha not just lunch though, but lunch with FACEBOOK FRIENDS! Long time Facebook friends, Lee, from the Boston area, and Jeannie, from south New Hampshire, had agreed to meet us for lunch. I love Facebook meetups! I feel like I know my FB friends and to actually meet them in person and get a hug is a great feeling.
We took a leisurely drive over to York, Maine, to the Sun and Surf for lunch on the ocean.
These girls and I have been Facebook friends for more than 5 years and it was fascinating to finally meet! After lunch we all rode over to the Cape Neddick Lighthouse to explore and visit a little bit more.
We then took a short hike on the Cliff Walk. The flies were awful, but the scenery made up for it.
It was a bit sad to part, but Lee was going on to visit her father, and Jeannie had afternoon plans, and we had sight seeing and picture taking to do.
The rest of these photos were taken in Kittery, Maine.
So many beautiful photo opportunities!
I do hope I have all the locations and names of towns correct. But it is highly possible that I don’t.
We drove back to our condo and after a bit of a rest, we went out to the local bar for karaoke night. Now, embarrassing ourselves is just not something Mr. Menace and I set out to do for fun. But, Ed & Lisa wanted to go and so we went.
We arrived right around 9 pm when it was scheduled to start, but they seem to operate on a different time schedule up there. Or at least the person in charge of karaoke night does. But that gave us some time to unwind and chat with a few of the other patrons.
About an hour later, when the DJ did show up, Ed was about first in line to sign up to serenade us and Lisa was next. And then, they began to work on us to participate. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love to sing! But I’ve just never done it in this unrehearsed, unstructured kind of way.
Eventually, we caved.
Mr. Menace entertained the crowd with “Let’s Talk Dirty in Hawaiian.”
I wish I had thought to video him, but I guess you’ll just have to make do with John Prine instead:
And then Ed and I did a duet of “Neon Moon.” We weren’t quite Brooks and Dunn, but we did ok.
Another first for me AND another mark off my bucket list!
Have you ever sung karaoke?