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8.30.2012

A Vacation in 21 Photos - Massachusetts and Maine

J and I have this goal of seeing all 50 states. We've actually created a bucket list where it sits with others that we hope to accomplish together. So far we've each seen just a smidge over half. At the end of this month, we'll have visited 16 different states this year. I think it's safe to say that we have the most fun together when we're out on the open road (hence all the mini-road trips to surrounding states on the weekends).

Last year we visited Oregon and Washington and decided we'd spend this vacation on the Northeast coast. We traveled through Boston, Cape Cod and Portland, Maine. While I'll admit I'm still partial to the incredible beauty of the Pacific Northwest, I certainly wasn't disappointed with what the northeast had to offer. Cape Cod was all that I'd imagined and more. My only wish is that we'd spent more time there. We saw historic landmarks, swelling tides and rolls stuffed with lobster. It was beautiful.

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It was the perfect end to summer.

32 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures! (Also yay Booksmith)

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    1. Alley,
      Thanks! I had to stop there after you recommended it. I especially loved the great books on the discount shelves that were BRAND NEW. Too bad I don't live closer to Boston.

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  2. Your trip looks fantastic! I'm leaving today for a road trip to Montana, so I'm definitely in vacation mode. I'd love to do a northeast tour sometime. There's so much to see!

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    1. Melissa,
      That's awesome! I would love to get to Montana! What will you be seeing? And have fun!! You must do a northeast tour.. it's beautiful!

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  3. I went to Massachussets last year. It was fucking awesome. Glad you dug it. Next time you're back on the East coast, try New Hampshire. It's gorgeous.

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    1. Ben,
      Yeah, Massachusetts is nice. It's so different from home but it's nice. We drove through New Hampshire on our way to Maine but didn't see much.

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  4. These are such stunning pictures! So full of color! Looks like you had a great trip!
    ~Sara
    sarastrauss.blogspot.com

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    1. Sara,
      Thank you! I definitely had a great trip. It was a picture taking hot spot. :)

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  5. I loved the bookstore picture ...

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  6. Beth you take fantastic pictures! It looks like you had a fabulous trip. That lobster roll looks especially appetizing :)

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    1. Thanks, Brenna. I'm learning! It really was a great trip. Last year's adventure through the pacific northwest really stole my heart, but it was great too! And they were delicious :)

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  7. Everywhere looks so beautiful! Glad you had a good time!

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    1. Laura, Thanks so much! It was beautiful.

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  8. You definitely have an eye for photography, I loved this post!

    I've been on one road trip in America, we visited 7 Deep South states in a month for our honeymoon and it was the BEST HOLIDAY EVER. We're saving for a house at the moment but when we have that, the next saving project is another transatlantic road trip. Your photos have given me ideas :)

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    1. Thanks, Sam! Yeah, roadtrips can be so much fun. I, unfortunately, live in the deep south so I like to get out! Haha. I know we'll hit all 50 states!
      Yes, please share when you do!

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  9. Beautiful photos! I love Boston--I'm glad you had a great time!

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    1. Thanks, Heather. Boston is a great place to snag some great shots. I only wish we could've stayed a litte longer. It was a blast!

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  10. Brilliant photos of a wonderful array of activities. What a wonderful vacation - and then a Red Sox game to boot!

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    1. Debbie,
      Thank you so much! The Red Sox game was amazing - great to see so many fans showing their love!

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  11. Remember when we almost knocked over one of those gigantic piles of books?

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    1. Umm.. yes! The bookseller just looked at me in disgust and then fixed it. Scary town.

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  12. I love, love, love your photos. You absolutely took me away on vacation on this rainy Friday afternoon (at work!) Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Beth,
      Thanks! I'm glad I could do that. Better than me- I would just be unproductive and dreaming of vacation.

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  13. The coast of Maine is one of my favorite places in the U.S. Had the best vacation ever and your photos took me right back. Now, I'm craving a lobster roll.

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    1. It really is beautiful. Glad I could do that! It was my first time trying a lobster roll and definitely did not disappoint!

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  14. Wow Beth, your photos are gorgeous! I enjoyed them all, and that's hard to say when there's no people in them ;) But seriously, thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Oddly enough, I'm not a huge fan of photos with people. And I enjoy taking photos of objects and landscapes much more than portraits. I guess I've never noticed but I guess it's all about preference. Glad you could enjoy them (I think there may be a little sliver of J in one!) :)

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  15. Maine isn't too far away from me and I've been thinking about taking a road trip there for a little while. These pictures make me want to leave right away; it looks like a lovely place.

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  16. Mina,
    I wish we had explored more while in Maine. It was a hurried day with a 10k that prevented us from staying in a city. I would say you should definitely make the trip if you don't live too far away. It was lovely.

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