Cindy and I just returned from a 12 day trip to New England. In less than two weeks, we will have been married for 34 years. I can sincerely say that I love her more today than ever. This year, I wanted to show it. She has been suggesting for several years now that she would like to go north during the fall to enjoy the autumn colors. We were married in Ohio on October 20th when the colors were at or near the peak. This year, I finally satisfied her wish. On the 25th, we flew into Boston and spent 3 days visiting with our daughter, Mariah, who is a sophomore at Berklee College of Music.
We then took a bus tour through New England to see the beautiful colors. What a wonderful time we had! There was no rain, except for a few sprinkles on one of the days. If we had any complaint about the weather, it would be that it was too hot. We expected a brief reprieve from the summer heat of Florida. There were some cool nights and mornings, but it was actually quite warm during the day (Mid-80s some days). Our tour took us to Cape Cod for a couple of days, to Newport, RI, and then on to the Green Mountains of Vermont, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, to the coast of Maine, and back to Boston. The “sort of” was placed in the title because we actually did spend quite a bit of time by the sea. We were able to “preview” ports which we will hopefully revisit in about a year and a half, including Boston, Hyannis, Provincetown, Newport, Portland (Maine), Kennebunkport, and Salem. We’re excited to have an extended stay in some of these lovely places in 2015.
We can honestly say we have never seen so much brilliant color and beautiful landscapes. I am choosing a few of my favorite pictures to share so that you, too, may enjoy a taste of God’s artistry.