I’m also hoping the boys will remember some of the other highlights of their two weeks on the road in New England. Taking a look at the trip photos will surely bring back lots of favorite activities and bunches of lasting memories.
I’m thinking of kayaking, bicycling, and hiking in Acadia National Park, sailing on the 102 year old schooner in Portland, hiking to the waterfalls in the White Mountains National Forest in New Hampshire, taking the cog railway up to Mt. Washington, the nature cruise around Frenchmen’s Bay and the Bar Harbor areas. The list continues with tours of the Maine Maritime Museum, the Transportation Museum, Ben & Jerry’s, Cold Hollow Cider Mill, and Orvis Rod Factory. And we can’t forget mini-golf, Bromley Thrill Zone Park, candlepins bowling, and of course…there’s Canobie Lake. We visited some cool stores like LL Bean and the Orvis store and well as the Vermont Country Store – and who could forget Perry’s Tropical Nuthouse in Belfast, Maine?
We also ate well, rarely visiting a restaurant (even a chain) twice.
The boys were good. Not always angels. We all have our good and bad moments…but this group continued what the boys on the Virginia trip did and that was get lots of compliments. On this trip we had hotel staff at two properties say that we were the best group they’ve ever had or had this season or had in the past ten years, etc. We even got an email complimenting our behavior from one museum and a notice on Trip Advisor about the boys’ good behavior.
Thanks for following our journey. We’ll be back for another. Hopefully some of these same boys and leaders will be joining me.