Four days and three nights…

Four days and three nights
I spent up north seeing sights

…Of mountains filled with blanket of hues –
Fall never fails to amuse
…Of lakes, river, waterfalls and streams –
Reflecting colors of love, life and dreams
…Of beds of clouds and rising mist –
Magnificent scenes I couldn’t resist
…Of clear night’s sky with stars galore –
I drowned in all this beauty and more

Now that I am back to routine
I can’t help but think of everything I’ve seen.

(Ignore my lame attempt at capturing the beauty…everything was truly beyond words, so I can’t even do a bit of justice to it all with my words)

4 days. 3 nights. 3 states. Endless amount of joy.

It feels like I’ve just returned from heaven. Fall has that effect on one, I guess…what with all those vibrant colors everywhere. And to be able to spend so much taking it all in is sheer bliss. Without doubt, the past four days adds new leaves to my tree of treasured memories.

  • I fell in love with Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont all over again.
  • After spending the first day wanting to spot a Moose somewhere along our route (given that there were warning boards for Moose crossing for long stretches), we got to see three Moose the following days and K was overjoyed.
  • We didn’t use the GPS at all during the trip. We had maps with us, which we used to explore and choose routes of our liking. And we ended up driving on some of the most scenic roads.
  • We drove more than 1100 miles.
  • The first night of the trip, the campground gates were closed by the time we reached. So we slept in the car after making some adjustments to create a proper sleeping area…it ended up very comfortable and we quite liked it. So we repeat the experience, but of course.
  • We had a hitchhiker ride with us for a while.
  • Train rides are fun.
  • We didn’t plan anything. We took off two days at the last minute and made the most of it.
  • We drove north till we hit the USA-Canada border in Maine. This is the second time we went to the border and returned after clicking a few photos. The first time we did this, we were boating on Lake Champlain.
  • We make it a point to eat only in locally owned food joints when we go out on our trips. But we had to break that rule this time and eat in a Pizza Hut on the third day of our trip because we couldn’t find any local places open that served pizza. Oh well.
  • We stopped by this nice store / restaurant for breakfast on the last day of our trip. The place had a charming wine cellar; my first time in one, so it was nice to look around. We dropped by another café for some hot chocolate, and that place was just so elegant and artistic in its own way. Loved it!

The colors. The mountain ranges. The valleys. The rivers and the lakes. – everything was so mesmerizing. I want more!

The love. The joy. The smiles and the tears (yes, I sobbed for a while when it was time for K to leave…what to do, I didn’t want this to end). I want more!

Photos – WW posts in the coming weeks.

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  1. #1 by anisnest on October 6, 2010 - 4:37 pm

    I want it too…
    after reading this post and a long weekend (at least for my daughter) coming up I want it too… loved this post

    😀 go have fun 😀

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  2. #2 by bitsofchocolate on October 6, 2010 - 5:05 pm

    Nice rhyme ! Fall colours are heavenly in the North East. Share some pictures if you can

    yes they are. 🙂 will definitely post some pics in the following weeks.

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  3. #3 by comfortablynam on October 6, 2010 - 7:43 pm

    So glad you had such a nice time T. Impromptu vacations for most parts are amazing..

    But don’t cry T, pick up in a couple of weeks and go on a weekend trip again.. Hugs..

    😀 yupe, that’s the plan 😀

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  4. #4 by Pepper on October 6, 2010 - 8:24 pm

    You are lucky! You get to travel so much.. No wonder your WW’s make such pretty sights 😀 Now I want a vacation too!

    take one, vacations are fun 😀

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  5. #5 by SG on October 6, 2010 - 10:48 pm

    I am glad you had a great time.

    🙂

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  6. #6 by Scribbler on October 6, 2010 - 11:15 pm

    sounds so much fun OMG !!! And without planning having travelled so much is a treat in itself,right ?

    Now eagerly waiting for the WWs 🙂

    P.S. The blog makeover looks great 🙂

    yeah, so much fun indeed 😀 thanks Nu

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  7. #7 by The Other Side of Life on October 7, 2010 - 12:09 am

    Wow! Me wants a vacation too!
    Waiting for the WW posts. I am sure they’ll be something to look at! 🙂

    🙂 I hope so 😀

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  8. #8 by chroniclesofdee on October 7, 2010 - 12:41 am

    There u are!! was wondering where T vanished!

    Now that ur back, cannot wait for the snaps.. Sounds like u had an awesome time!

    we did… 🙂

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  9. #9 by piyu on October 7, 2010 - 1:20 am

    Wow, you trip sounds amazing 🙂 🙂

    🙂

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  10. #10 by Swaram on October 7, 2010 - 1:33 am

    Nice to know u hd a gr8 time T. Me waiting for pics as of nw and a trip sooner than later 😉 😉

    😀 pics coming up in the following weeks

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    • #11 by Swaram on October 7, 2010 - 1:34 am

      And oh! U hv captured the beauty so well in those lines 🙂 If u call that lame 😛 😛

      thanks 😀

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  11. #12 by sulagna on October 7, 2010 - 1:48 am

    i want a break !!!

    go for it 😀

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  12. #13 by Psych Babbler on October 7, 2010 - 4:46 am

    Nice rhyme T! 🙂 Sounds like a lovely time…can’t wait to have something similar. And you guys gave a ride to a hitchhiker?? Don’t you watch scary movies??? 😛 Thanks for sharing the lovely time you had…

    finally someone noticed that part about the hitchhiker 😀 we just said yes to him in an impulse and then talked about whether it was a good idea or not…but then we didn’t have the heart to say no 🙂 so we gave him a ride for a while 😀

    thanks, PB

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  13. #14 by DI on October 7, 2010 - 6:06 am

    Oh ho! I am sure checking the pics out will make you all happy! So do that, and put them up too, don’t make me wait for WW! :S

    😀 there aren’t too many good ones i have…only a few, so those are reserved for WW 😀

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  14. #15 by Another Day In Paradise on October 7, 2010 - 10:41 am

    wow..very nice to read about your trip..sounds like a loads of fun…loved the fact that you didnt plan..at times the best trips are unplanned…

    and a hitchiker…gosh..and yes pictures are awaited…

    🙂 hitchhiker was the highlight of the trip 😀

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  15. #16 by justaroundme on October 7, 2010 - 4:12 pm

    Sounds cool and interesting…. the local food joints would have served you some delicious food,i guess.I am more interested in checking out the ambiance of these joints than the food, sometimes … ,.Ha hitchhiker!!

    i am very fussy about food, eat only a few things 😦 so, yes, it’s more the ambiance of the places that impress me more than the food itself…

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  16. #17 by zephyr on October 8, 2010 - 12:03 am

    You are one of those blessed people who can see beauty in things and appreciate them. Nice to see you enjoying the sights and sounds so much and thanks for sharing!

    🙂

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  17. #18 by Pallavi on October 8, 2010 - 2:12 am

    Wow, such an adventurous holiday… I’m pathetic at that, the max adventure I can think of is travelling by local bus and managing to get off at the correct stop!!

    😀

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  18. #19 by Nuttie Natters on October 8, 2010 - 2:56 am

    Now thats where u were…welcome back T…looks like u had a great time…u sound so relaxed and i am ummmm green with envy…Hmmmmph

    😀

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  19. #20 by Smitha on October 8, 2010 - 9:28 am

    Wow! That sounds like some trip! And yes, impromptu, unplanned trips are the best! I just love driving around aimlesly and coming across wonderful places that we would have never seen otherwise.

    it was fun! 🙂

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  20. #21 by ambulisamma on October 8, 2010 - 9:58 am

    Waiting for the pics.

    ok ….. 🙂

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  21. #22 by whisperingmoonz on October 9, 2010 - 2:21 am

    wowww u surely hD SUM FUN

    i sure did 😀

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  22. #23 by Reema on October 10, 2010 - 3:44 am

    looking forward to the snaps!

    🙂

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  23. #24 by Pallavi on October 10, 2010 - 9:19 am

    Btw, your poem was truly lovely. I don’t think yours was a ‘lame’ attempt at all. You should read some of mine. Now that’s what anybody would call ‘pathetic’ 🙂

    thanks 🙂

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  24. #25 by Pixie on October 11, 2010 - 1:48 am

    Awesome T! 🙂
    Sounds like a perfect vacation.. Post some pics pls?

    will do 🙂

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  25. #26 by Avada Kedavra on October 11, 2010 - 2:03 am

    Have been to New Hampshire but not to the other places.. looks like you had a great time 🙂 Pics please!

    🙂 NH is beautiful, especially during Fall, isn’t it?

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  26. #27 by Chatterbox on October 11, 2010 - 9:43 am

    Beautiful words 😀
    I am so glad to learn you’ve had a wonderful time 😛
    Love the new header and waiting for fall through your lens 😀 😀

    thank you 🙂

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  27. #28 by Rajlakshmi on October 12, 2010 - 2:46 pm

    your post made me feel like going for another break … or rather a vaccation 😀
    wonderful post

    😀 thanks!

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  28. #29 by RS on October 13, 2010 - 1:14 am

    Very nicely written poem! 🙂 And saw the photos too – beautiful… Would love to experience one Fall trip atleast sometime….

    thanks! 🙂

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  29. #30 by celestialrays on October 13, 2010 - 9:35 am

    I had commented on this one… where is it? 😦
    I had asked if the mood got better after the trip….

    dunno….i didn’t see any, and there isn’t any comment in spam 😦

    im fine, dear…mood was foul weeks ago; i’m all good now 😀

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  30. #31 by Sonia on October 19, 2010 - 6:01 pm

    Kyaa, why did you let a hitchhiker ride with you 😦 Havent you seen Road? :))) See, all the Hindi movies I see influence my life hehe..

    We also do the “Only eat at local restaurants” rule when travelling…aah those were the days!! Looking fwd to them again with two kiddos in tow!

    nope, haven’t seen the movie 😀

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  31. #32 by Priya on October 21, 2010 - 2:41 am

    Wow… it sounds so wonderful! Great time you’ve had 🙂
    Loved your lines … and the header pic is awesome!

    thank you!

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  32. #33 by Matt on August 21, 2012 - 9:57 am

    Moose ? Archies?

    Sounds awesome. And the pics are awesome 😀

    thank you!

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