2010 Nowak Vacation
Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont
Sunday, May 30 - Salem, NH with a stop in
It was a terribly long day of
driving. I will never say anything bad about Georgia roads, Georgia drivers or
Georgia traffic -- it does not come close to the mess we drove through in New
York City. Oh, and if you ever make the same drive, be prepared to drop $50+ in
toll fees. GA-400 does not compare, so quit whining folks. Okay... I got that
out of my system.
Today we left from the Washington, DC
area and stopped for lunch in the home of the Philly Cheesesteak, Philadelphia.
Because there were so many choices of Philly establishments Sharon went to
Google to see which one the locals like and we chose Campo's on Market Street
in the Old City district. It was good eating...but I've had better (sorry
Down the block was the Liberty Bell,
so we took a little walk in that direction. It was there -- crack and
The streets were filled
with tourists, tour buses, and horse drawn carriages (full of more tourists). I
think the one below belonged to Cinderella.
In the same area was the
President's house where George Washington and John Adams worked prior to
establishing the office of President.
Independence Hall was
right next door.
We walked another couple
blocks from here to Christ Church where Benjamin Franklin was buried. People
were flipping pennies onto the top of the marble grave stone.
Franklin's home. His house is no longer standing, but there was a brick passage
through which he walked daily and on the other side was framework showing where
his house stood. The post office where he worked was right there as
Many of the buildings on
Market Street has cellar doorways on the sidewalk.
After this nice break
from the road we headed toward our evening's destination -- New Hampshire. We
did not have time to visit the Statue of Liberty this time, but we will be back
after my memories of horrible New York traffic fade away. We could see the
Manhattan skyline from I-95 as we drove by, though, as well as a glance at Lady
Liberty far in the distant harbor.
Since our departure from
home, we have traveled through Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina,
Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut,
Massachusetts, and finally into New Hampshire. Tomorrow starts out with a drive
up the coast of New Hampshire and then toward Portland, Maine.
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