My new car rocks!!
The leaves in New England. A little part of me thought that the autumn colors of red, yellow, and orange were arbitrarily assigned, but no! They’re real! …And they’re beautiful!
Small towns in New England ARE like the Gilmore Girls! And they’re so cute!
Navy Lodges. They are NICE! One of the Navy Lodges we stayed in was only 9 days old!! We win at hotels.
Traffic. We drove at the BEST times for traffic. We actually could DRIVE through New York City and look at the landmarks out the top of the sunroof! We also had smooth drives through Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and every other city! We win at traffic.
Seeing New York City landmarks from the car. SO fun! We saw Times Square, the Empire State Building, Central Park, Broadway, the World Trade Site, the Brooklyn Bridge, etc. It was awesome!
Eating a Philly Cheese Steak IN Philly from the original cheesesteak place: Pat’s.
Parking in Washington, D.C. for FREE in front of the Washington Monument! Score.
Gorgeous weather in DC for walking and monument viewing!
Seeing friends in Boston and DC
Viewing a beautiful plantation in Charleston for free before the ticket office opened.
Only on Our Road Trip:
Taking the Boston subway from the airport to the north train station, learning a bus is a better route, taking the subway to the south station, getting on the bus, and stopping at the airport to pick people up. Oh well.
Scenic Byways in North Carolina. Not quite so scenic. My favorite scene was a guy turning the corner of his double-wide and aiming his rifle across the porch towards presumably a critter invading his land.
An Asian cowboy in Washington, D.C.
Gold Teeth Store
The rest of the story, as they say, can only be told in pictures. So I recommend you check out the facebook album.