Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Autumn Vacation

Well, I took a little hiatus, as you may have noticed.  I think it's the longest I've ever gone in between blog posts.

Right after the end of my husband's (sales!) quarter , and the completion of my 50 songs in 90 days, as well as sending off  my upcoming CD to be mastered (yahooooo!)- we got the heck out of Dodge (a.k.a. Dallas) and went to the New England area to check out the fall foliage.

It was our first time to go there, aside from a one day stop in Boston one summer.  For years I've wanted to take a fall trip to the northeast, but I've only thought about planning it once it's already autumn way down here in Dallas, and by then, it's obviously too late!  Somehow, this year, I was a little more on the ball and we planned it far enough in advance to go.  Yay!  :)

Fall is my favorite time of the year.  And although it doesn't feel like fall yet in Dallas, I definitely got a good fix of it up in the northeast.  It was gorgeous.

We flew into Boston, and then immediately drove up to Vermont and spent a few days there.  Then we went over to New Hampshire for a few days.  Then up to Maine.  And then drove back down to Boston and flew back home.

Vermont (especially), New Hampshire, and Maine were all  breathtakingly beautiful.   Every drive we took pretty much looked like this.  Actually, in real life, it was more stunning-- my pictures don't do it justice.  At all.

 We saw lots of covered bridges, which I just adore.




There were lots of churches and cemetaries that have such a
majestic quality against such a beautiful backdrop.




 And of course, there was cheese, maple syrup, and lots of great stops for food along the way.
















Although I know I couldn't endure the very long winters in that area, I would LOVE to live there in the fall!!!  I am so glad I got to go this year. 

20 comments:

Shanie said...

Ok, girl...I am throughly jealous...in a good way! You are so lucky! I have been drawn to Maine and those other areas for a few years now, but have not made it up there yet. So glad for you! xo

Lisa said...

I'm from New England - Connecticut, actually. Fall is the most beautiful time of the year there and I miss it so much. But - you are soooo right about the very long winters. I also miss all the delicious food from up north. Hope you got some of their delicious maple syrup.
Happy you had a great time!

Gwynnie B said...

Breathtaking photos! I've always wanted to go back east in the fall as well, so I'm super duper impressed that you walked your talk, sistah! What a memorable vacation for you and your man.

Glad you're back :) And thanks for stopping by. Always enjoy hearing from you, and about you, Ms. 50-songs-in-90-days-who-has-another-CD-on-the-way. Woo hoo!!

Leaves and Feathers said...

I love New England in the fall too, it is so beautiful. I went to college up there and it always reminds me of this time of year there. In NYC our autumn is pretty perfect too, crisp and golden foliage. One of my favorite times of year here. Fun to hear about your trip.

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet sweeet Kerri, welcome back after a wonderful vacation! You deserved this rest and relax! Looks like you had a really good one...im loving these photos you share here with us! Fall is also one of my favorite time of the year! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

shari @ little blue deer said...

So happy you're back! That is awesome, I adore New England! Sounds like you did it right! When we moved from Dallas to Rhode Island, I literally got out and kissed the ground when we crossed into Pennsylvania, lol! I hate hot weather! XX!

Melissa Sarno said...

I was just having a conversation with someone about how we take the fall foliage for granted up here in the northeast. Not everyone gets to see it! Vermont is my favorite state. It's pretty in all 4 seasons. I'm so glad you got a much deserved vacation and in such a beautiful part of the country. Welcome back!

Kate England said...

Huge congratulations on your accomplishment! Hope you enjoyed your holiday!

and flowers pick themselves said...

looks like a glorious time! thanks for sharing it!

xo Alison

Valerie said...

Hi Kerri! Welcome back. I'm glad you had a good trip. The pics look gorgeous.

Sorry to change the subject, but in response to your comments over on my blog--thanks for the tip about Secretariat--I want to see it. Maybe this weekend. Though, the new flick with Ed Norton and Robert DeNiro starts this weekend, so I might have to make my way to that first. Also, you make a good point about Ben Affleck aging well--I totally agree! ;o)

carol gourley said...

Glad you like my mantra hope it works for you.
Thank you for the wonderful pictures of your trip. I love the fall too, and hope to get in a trip like that some day. Good for you Kerri for just doing that, sounds like you are following that mantra already :)
welcome back

carol gourley said...

Oh I forgot to tell you I lOVE the look of your blog.

jasperandblue said...

I love vermont hope you had fun

danielle said...

SO happy for you that you got away to take in the fresh air and the beautiful sights! Fall is my favorite too! I can`t wait to get my hands on that CD... Glad to see you back! xo

Robin Norgren said...

so good to see you back my friend...I am looking forward to that CD release of yours. I am sure it will be feel like a snapshot of all the growth that came about in Flying lessons.

Jo said...

Welcome back!! Sounds like you had a truly magical and much-needed break in all that rich autumnal beauty. You've had such a hectic few months and shared so much of your heart and soul, that gulping down plenty of fresh air and seeing nature at its finest is always guaranteed to refresh and re-energise again!
Hugs xxx

Amy said...

Oh, this is a trip hubby and I have wanted to do for such a long time. Perhaps when the kids are in college...

inkwench said...

Beautiful pics! I'm a transplant to NH, and most of the time I miss the area where I grew up. But I *love* fall around here.

Suki said...

Looks like a very wonderful vacation. I envy you for the delishious food!

jehara said...

i adore new england. sounds like you had a blast.