Thursday, October 8, 2015

9 Days of New England

Let's be honest, I can't narrow it down to just one photo a day for the time we were on our trip. But, as a compromise, I promise not to post all 547 pictures I took either. How about half? Okay, maybe just 5-10%.

It was an amazing trip. The boys were awesome travelers, and I loved seeing new places that I'd been imagining for decades. To borrow a phrase from a local of Bailey Island that we met, New England is "neon quaint". Everywhere I looked, picturesque scenes glowed brightly, making me imagine an alternate reality of my childhood in such a charming place. It was wonderful!

So, here are a few neon quaint photos for your enjoyment...

September 25: Adventure is Out There

September 26: Boston

The Declaration of Independence was first read to the citizens of Boston from this balcony on the east side of the Old State House. There is something amazing about being in a city with so much historical significance. Although it's obviously much different than it was 200+ years ago, as I walked the streets, I could feel the voices of the past and feel the respect for tradition that exists there. 

Singing the Praises of Ernesto's Pizzeria in Little Italy

Make Way for Ducklings

September 27: Boston Temple

You know Walden Pond? Thoreau's Walden pond? 
It was SO not what I expected. I pictured a moderate sized pond with grassy shores and lots of greenery. In reality, it's a lake. It actually reminded me of Hume Lake, a place in the Sierra Nevadas that I loved as a child. Needless to say, it is not just a little pond. But, the boys LOVED it.

September 28: Maine

Both Graham and I agreed that this was our favorite day of the trip, at least as far as beautiful scenery was concerned. 

Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine

The coolest, most random trolley museum. Will was in heaven.

Portland Headlight...Iconic

Bailey Island

September 29: The White Mountains
Despite the fact that it rained most of the day, we still enjoyed some pretty spectacular nature.

September 30: Rainy Day in Hanover
This is one of my favorite pictures I took on the trip. I'm not sure why. I think it just perfectly captures Logan's personality.

October 1: Joseph Smith's Birth Place
I think I burned out a bit on photography after the first few days of the trip, because I hardly took any photos on the 30th and the 1st. Still, after a busy day, I was glad that we had a kind sister missionary snap this shot of our little family. It might be the only one we have with all of us on the trip.

October 2: Apple Picking

My Little Hobbit 

Hanover Fall Festival
Will was introduced to the art of eating a doughnut on a string.

October 3: Harvard at Night
We stayed just north of Boston on Saturday night before flying home Sunday morning, and we decided to brave the crazy Boston traffic (still not sure it was a good idea) to walk around Cambridge and see a bit of Harvard. It certainly felt like the Ivy League.

1 comment:

Tanaya Larsen said...

Your photo a day challenge is sure paying off. These pictures are BEAUTIFUL! Tim served his mission just north of Boston, so we went once and it was such a fun trip!