Awakening Through Love

Awakening Through Love

Packin Heat


In 2006, I went on a 2200 mile road trip through New England by myself.  My husband was worried about my safely because I had decided to camp at two of the five locations I was visiting.  He tucked a pistol in the trunk...between the camping gear.  I was more nervous about driving with a concealed weapon than anything else!

First, I drove to a campsite 30 minutes by train from Boston.  Boston was everything I had hoped for and more.  It was so clean...that's what I remember vividly.  The second picture is of the most photographed street in America...except I don't remember the name of it.

I also saw the Holocaust Memorial, went to the top of the Prudential Tower and took a boat ride in the harbor.






This was my campsite in Maine, near
Portland and the second picture
 is of the famous "Headlight" lighthouse in Portland. 




I then drove to the White Mountains in New Hampshire.  I stayed at a place
called "Country Bumpkins" and the owner gave me a tour of his cabin that
was full of antiques that he had collected through the years.  I went on a 3 mile
round trip hike through the mountains at 7:30am on a trail called "Lonesome Lake".
It's pictured below.  I didn't encounter a soul on the trail, so it was a bit lonesome!

While there I also took the Cog Railway to the top of Mt. Washington.






This is a photo from my "table for one" at Simon Pearce's Restaurant / Glass Shop
in Quechee, Vermont.  It was fascinating to watch the glass blowers in action before my meal.

The bottom picture is of a darling chapel at the "Sugarbush farm" in Vermont.



I took many photos of covered bridges and toured the Marsh-Billings
Rockefeller Mansion in Woodstock, Vermont.

My 8 day adventure ended in Niagara Falls...

Hope you enjoyed the photos and have a wonderful day!

7 comments:

Mom trying to Detach with Love said...

These are awesome! You remind so much of a dear friend of mine who I have always admired. She goes on wonderful solo trips and explores, so adventurous and free! I would almost wager a bet that at some point in your life, if not still, you wanted to join the Peace Corp:) Awesome pictures and thanks for sharing your adventures with us.

Barbara said...

"Empowerment" is the perfect label for this post. I am always in awe of your spirit of adventure and independence. I love doing things alone too, some people don't understand that, but I feel like when I am alone the world opens up to me more.

Great photos! I have to visit the east coast one of these years!! (Been to Maine but that's it).

P.S. In CA its legal to carry a gun in the trunk of your car. As long as the driver doesn't have access to it while driving its not considered concealed or illegal. I miss shooting :(

Heather's Mom said...

What beautiful pictures - you have quite an eye for photography by the way! I love hearing about your adventures. It amazes me how you are able to travel alone... I used to hate going on business trips alone. FEAR... But even "packin' heat", I'd be like you were, afraid of getting caught with the gun! Thanks for sharing your travels :)
God bless.

Jennifer said...

I absolutely love this post! You inspire! I thoroughly enjoyed the pictures...still loving the little girl with the lamb in Peru though...something about that! :)

Thank you for sharing this with all of us!

Jennifer

Dulce said...

This is an experience I so much would like to have !
Lovely landscape
So inviting
Thanks for sharing!

Syd said...

Great photos. It looks like some wonderful countryside to wander through.

Prayer Girl said...

What fabulous pictures. This sounds like a trip never to be forgotten.

PG

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