I was lucky enough to visit Stratford-upon-Avon, England recently, the home of the great playwright, William Shakespeare.
Here I am at the Shakespeare Centre.
We had an exciting tour of the house he grew up in.
Here we learned about Shakespeare’s early years, his marriage to Anne Hathaway, and how his father made a living as a glove maker.
We also learned that some pretty famous writers have visited Shakespeare’s house, including Charles Dickens, John Keats, Walter Scott and Thomas Hardy.
At the end of the tour we had a chance to hang out in the garden.
Here’s my author.
At the end of the day we took a quick walk through the city.
Where we found, The Jester, “O Noble Fool! A Worthy Fool!”
William Shakespeare’s birthplace is not to be missed!
I just love Ogunguit, Maine. It’s not just fun to say but fun to visit as well.
This quaint little artisan town has fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Here I am.
We walked along the boardwalk,
visited the light house,
and even ran into a couple of lobsters.
So when heading out to Maine, be sure to check out Ogunquit, and don’t forget to bring your camera!
I love New Hamphire, especially, the Flume Gorge!
During my week in New England I had the pleasure of visiting the Flume Gorge, up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Set in the Franconia state park, we took a 2 mile hike through the trees,
over the river,
around the boulders,
and past the waterfalls.
I really liked Table Rock!
There is a walkway bolted to the side of the wall so you can walk right through the gorge and even get wet!
Here I am!
At the end of the hike we stopped in to see some long distance relatives.
Too bad no one was home.
So when visiting New Hampshire I highly recommend a trip to the White Mountains, but be sure to bring comfy shoes!
I have just returned from a fabulous trip to New England. One of my favorite places during my week long trip was Waterbury, Vermont. While in Waterbury, I was able to enjoy my favorite ice-cream, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, during a fun and informative trip to the Ben and Jerry’s factory outlet. I learned how the ice-cream was made from cow to store, and everything in between.
After the tour, ice-cream tasting and trip to the company store, it was time for fun and games on the grounds. First, a photo op with my beloved ice-cream…
and then off to the ice-cream graveyard to pay my respects to all the interesting flavors that have come and gone.
Full from the ice-cream, it was time to wash it all down with a cool and refreshing drink, so off to the Cider Press Mill I went. Known for their wonderful apple cider and apple cider donuts, I just had to check it out. They were right, It was the best tasting cider I had ever had. Fresh and sweet, a very tasty treat.
Needless to say, when visiting Waterbury, Vermont, come hungry!
Stay tuned, more to come on my exciting trip to New England.