This place is magical. There’s something in the air, that makes you fall in love with it from the moment you breathe it in. It may not be everyone’s dream vacation, but it surely was ours. If we could only ever visit one place again, I think it’d be New England. Walking through the quaint towns, we couldn’t help but wonder what it’d be like to live daily life up there. It felt so calm, so peaceful and relaxing. It felt how life is supposed to feel. It could be because we were on vacation, and really had nothing else to do, but relax and enjoy the scenery. But it’s hard to imagine life up there would be any other way.
We came home to questions of where’d you visit, what did you see? Where didn’t we visit is probably the better question. If it was on the New England coast north of Rhode Island we saw it. All the way up to Bar Harbor, Maine. And we loved every inch of shore line.
We started the trip off to Rhode Island, because Kyle had a work event. I was so-so about visiting the area. Excited, but not a place I had to check off on my bucket list. I had no idea I’d love it so much. There is nothing like the coast of Rhode Island, filled with rocky beaches, cliffs with waves crashing into them, and so much seafood. There’s a good chance Kyle will have another work trip up there, and there’s a good chance Ada & I will be joining him again when that happens.
Ada & I spent a day in Boston while Kyle was working visiting my cousin and my high school best friend. We also toured the John Adams property in Quincy another day, because we want to expose Ada to every little glorious detail about our country, even at one year old. There’s nothing more American than the homestead of one of the founding fathers and his very spunky, strong willed wife. That girl is going to love her some history just like her parents!
We left Rhode Island after 5 days, begrudgingly, to head north to Maine. Secretly wondering how anywhere could compare to that beautiful state. Maine was nothing short of spectacular. If it wasn’t for the winters and it being 16+ hours from family, we’d move there. Seriously. It’s quite and serene. Every stop we made as we drove farther north was more beautiful than the last. We decided next trip, we’ll skip the big city of Portland, and head straight to Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park. There’s so much to see and do in that area, that 4 days didn’t even scratch the surface. We definitely left a piece of our hearts in that state.
There are way too many pictures here, but it was just too beautiful to share. You’ll know when the photos change from RI to ME when you start seeing lighthouses. I hope this inspires more people to visit this beautiful part of our country. There’s nothing else like it!