Tuesday, April 18, 2017
The day after the Boston Marathon, my friends & teammates were heading out of Boston, so I was now on my solo vacation. I had no actual plans at this point. I had to be out of my hotel by 11 or noon or whatever checkout time was and didn't know if I was going to stay in Boston or travel elsewhere, but was leaning toward elsewhere. I had just spent a few days in Boston, it was time to explore some more.
In the morning, I went out for a run with my phone in hand, to take a few photos along the way.
It was the perfect morning for a run. It was cool and there was no humidity... why couldn't it have been like this the day before? Oh well..
I took one more photo on this run, in the middle of the above photos. I somehow caught this out of the corner of my eye while running. I'm not sure how or why I saw it, but I'm glad I did.
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After my run, I packed up and checked out, put my stuff in my car, which was booked to stay in the garage all day, so I set out to wander and explore. And.... it got cold... cloudy... windy.
I checked out Faneuil Hall.
Then headed out for more wandering/exploring.
I considered getting a cannoli from Mike's since it's apparently the thing to do.... then I saw this line:
I guess it IS the thing to do... but I didn't want to wait.
So... I went to Boston Public Market, where I got a coffee and a delicious vanilla bean donut,
I decided on heading to the White Mountains. Checked for some options of places to stay, figured out a rough game plan, and then did some beer shopping (also in the market).
** ok.. interjecting here with something sort of funny that just happened. The mail just came, so I went to get it out of the box and in it was this:
That makes me feel slightly better about taking so long to finish up writing about April! haha **
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
I arrived in Lincoln, NH at some point late afternoon or early evening. Checked into the Holiday Inn Express, was upgraded to a larger room since there weren't many people staying during the off season. Brought my stuff to my room, and walked to Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery to get some dinner and beer.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
This was a day of hiking at Greely Ponds Trail and Hancock Notch (with a bit of post-holing... post-holing to mid-thigh!) and just enjoying being outdoors.. until it started raining. At that point, I headed to a One Love Brewery for some food (and a beer) and then called it a day.
|In a shop window.|
Wednesday, April 20, 2017
I went out for a short little run from the hotel around Lincoln in the morning and took a few photos. It was such a pretty morning!
My plan for this day was pretty loose. I would most likely cross into Canada at some point, but planned to stop several places on the way to do more exploring.
First stop: Franconia Ridge, Falling Waters Trail.
2nd stop: Littleton (for no real reason, just wanted to wander around a town with my camera)
3rd Stop: a lake in Vermont that looked pretty from the road.
4th and final stop before Canada: Newport, VT.
I walked around by the beach for a bit and then to the East Side Restaurant for some food, since I hadn't had anything since breakfast. After this, it was time to head to my parents' house where I would stay for the night before driving back home to Kitchener. Actually, I think I stayed two nights.
So there you have it. I can now get back to more recent/current posts... just in time for ENDURrun to start this weekend, the one time of year when I consistently blog. :)