So I can't really say I have an official, "Bucket List" but if I did, it wouldn't so much be the THINGS I want to do before I die, but more the PLACES I want to visit in my lifetime. Anyone that knows me knows that I have a passion for traveling and in my lifetime I've made a decent amount of trips to a lot of really awesome places. One of the places on my "Bucket List" is seeing New England in the fall. Today, I made the first step in crossing that off my list. :)
Rob's dad served a mission in the New England area over 50 years ago and has since always wanted to go back and bring his wife. Rob's mom has also dreamed of seeing the fall foliage back east and for a long time they have talked about making a trip out there and bringing us along with them to do just that. Several weeks ago, we made that dream more of a reality when we booked our airfare, and today we embarked on our journey. :)
We're planning on spending a week here, indulging in amazingly fresh seafood, exploring antique shops and lighthouses, photographing the vividly colorful landscape, driving the vast scenic routes, frequenting country stores and chocolate shops, and taking in all the history that this eccentric part of the country has to offer. I plan on blogging the latest on our trip every night to bring any interested parties along for the ride.
Today, Rob, my in-laws and I flew out to Connecticut as the first stop on our 'Tour De New England'. There really isn't much to blog about, as we spent most of the day traveling, but I do have to make note of the AMAZING chicken wings we had at Buffalo Wild Wings (Mine and Rob's favorite wing joint) tonight once we finally landed and got settled.
Tomorrow we will be heading into Boston to enjoy fresh lobster, tour the old iron sides museum and North Church, visit Boston Commons, walk the arboretum at Harvard and view some of the places from my Father-in-law's mission.
For now, I'm gonna try and recover from my jet lag and attempt to go to bed "early", (even though it's already 11:00 pm here) and I'll write more tomorrow once we've done something a bit more interesting.