Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Pilgrims, Lincoln and Thunderstorms

It is hard to believe that day three of our second road trip is coming to a close. The last few days have been an absolute blur.

On the first day of our road trip we stayed the night in Middleboro, MA. This site is about 45 minutes south of Boston. It was a good stopping point for the first day.

On the second day we visited one of my favorite places on the planet, Plymouth, MA! The Mayflower II is currently under renovation however we still visited the exhibit, wandered through a few of the gardens and toured the Jenny Grist Mill. It was just lovely and the weather was wonderfully cooperative.

After our amazing visit to Plymouth we traveled through Western Massachusetts and Eastern New York. We spent the evening in Herkimer, NY where we braved an insane thunderstorm. Thunder, lightning, hail pieces the size of quarters, 55 mph winds- the whole nine years. We were incredibly grateful when the morning dawned bright and clear.

We originally had planned to visit Saratoga however that was far too much of a detour. Instead we stopped at the William H. Seward House in Auburn, NY. Seward was governor of New York in the mid-nineteenth century and secretary of state under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. His house was gorgeous and contained so many wonderful tidbits from that particular time period.

After our tour we hopped on the road to Buffalo, sped through Erie, PA and are now camped in Ohio.
Tomorrow we hit up Chicago and begin our trek through the MidWest!

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