Excited

14 June, 2012
Rat Fink

It’s a bit different than the original itinerary. But with plumbing, dog, car and other surprise expenses over the last six months, we had to dip into vacation savings, which forced us to scale down a bit. It’s fine, though; we are going to have a ball with what we’ve got, and we both feel incredibly blessed to be able to do it at all.

Behold, Odyssey 2012:

  • Gettysburg, PA
  • Hershey, PA
  • Foxwoods, CT (5th largest casino in the world, wahooey– total Vegas sensory overload)
  • Cape Cod National Seashore, MA
  • Hyannis, MA
  • Salem, MA
  • Lexington and Concord battlefields, MA
  • Bangor, ME
  • Bar Harbor, ME
  • Café Lafayette Dinner Train and Mt. Washington, NH
  • Fort Ticonderoga, NY
  • Somewhere for the last day — we’re doing it on the fly

It looks like we’d be gone for weeks instead of just ten days, but we had to keep reminding ourselves of how *unlike* last year this is. I mean, it takes less than an hour to drive the entire width of Rhode Island. That’s a trip to Cleveland for us. With the exception of the distance across Pennsylvania, these places are deceptively close together.

Of course, the stops along the way will make it more fun. While we have no planned stops in Rhode Island and Vermont, we’ll surely enjoy the unplanned ones.

Can’t think about all that at the moment, though. I’ve got the Js upstairs. They will be stirring any minute now, and then it’s breakfast and hit the door runnin’. Busy (but fun) day ahead.

FO

PS — hugs to BoomR today. His sweet dog, Duke, has a malignant tumor. :-(

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Mavis
Mavis
14 June, 2012 7:33 am

Wow! I thought you were only going to get a week, but 10 tens is even better! What fun you’re going to have. I can’t wait to “blog along” with you guys! :-) Have a great day with the J’s!

BoomR – I’m so sorry to hear about Duke. :-( I’ll sure pray for him!

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Mavis
Mavis
14 June, 2012 7:35 am
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****Good grief. I meant to say, 10 DAYS! *sigh* It’s early.

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RD
RD
14 June, 2012 10:28 am

You’ve planned a great trip. Have a wonderful time. My frau is getting fired up about doing a Rt 66 trip later this summer. One of the newspaper mags had an article about it, and that piqued her interest. If that materializes, we most probably will be consulting with you! (if that’s OK.)

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Suzanne
14 June, 2012 11:06 am

That itinerary looks fab!!! I am excited, too!

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BoomR
BoomR
14 June, 2012 3:19 pm

Thanks, luv… he went in for surgery about noon…still awaiting the call about the results.

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Mavis
Mavis
14 June, 2012 4:32 pm
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Still praying for Duke, BoomR! Let us know! We love you all!

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BoomR
BoomR
15 June, 2012 4:00 pm
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Got him home now…he’s in good spirits, but man – a couple nifty scars! But they don’t seem to be bothering him… so will take that as a good sign!! :-) thanks luv!!

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Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
15 June, 2012 8:08 am

Looks like an awesome trip! I’m jealous. I would love to go back to Gettysburg and have always wanted to go to the Lexington and Concord battlefields. Hopefully those aren’t as cluttered with so many monuments you can’t see any grass (exaggeration) like Gettysburg.

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Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
16 June, 2012 9:33 am
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That really was an exaggeration. I guess if I had it my way it would look like it did in 1863…and though I appreciate and understand why they have monuments everywhere…its kind of distracting.

I think my favorite spot was probably at the cemetery where the Union line was when the Confederates made their charge on the last day. Also Little Round Top where Joshua Chamberlains men held off a superior Confederate force to prevent being flanked. You gonna watch “Gettysburg” (the one with Martin Sheen) before you visit?

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