New England on the brain

26 January, 2012
Rat Fink

No, not the Patriots — are you kidding? (I’m officially pulling for the G-Men.) Actually, I mean our upcoming New England Odyssey.

Last night, we nailed down the final lodging arrangements, thereby sealing our itinerary in wet cement. I mean, everything’s changeable, but we’re basically sticking with this plan, which is slightly different than our previous skeleton outline. We’ve decided against Canada and Detroit on the way home, and we’ll bypass some points in New York. But bring on all the rest, baby. I am ready today.

We’re especially looking forward to Bangor, Bar Harbor, Cape Cod, and the fabulous scenery on the Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train. Then there’s staying in the historic Hawthorne in old Salem. BoooOoOOooooOo (I understand the Hawthorne is haunted — terrific). Driving through — and stopping along — the countryside towns will be unforgettable, I’m sure. Lots of photography.

Fort Ticonderoga will be fantastic, but I still doesn’t wants to go on the ferry. :-| Hershey, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Foxwoods:  all fun diversions. Man, snap your fingers and it’s June. Don’t I wish…

But nope, it’s still January, and I’m still going to work. Working all weekend, too. Innat nice? How about you? Any fun plans?

5:30 a.m. edit — Just got the call for a 2-hour delay. Now that definitely makes the list of Things That Do Not Bite. 8-)

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Lori
Lori
26 January, 2012 9:05 am

May you have an “ice day” like we do in The Fort today. (And the Gov was even supposed to come visit!)

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Rat Fink Reply:

Bummer about your gov! (And about my day…we all went to the school house.)

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Will
Will
26 January, 2012 9:42 am

Remember when you’re in Bangor to visit this creepy thing: http://www.bonneystaffing.com/images/locations/10_7.jpg Also, keep an eye out for Clowns in the sewer.

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The Birthplace of Paul Bunyan! Yep, we are definitely going to see it (as you remember, I have a strange, love-hate relationship with Muffler Men). But I will keep my distance, in case it comes to life (again) and tries to attack me. *shiver*

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Mavis
Mavis
26 January, 2012 12:07 pm

It’s going to be a fantastic trip! Work is going to go by quickly, sweets. I love work – I could sit and watch it for hours. :-/ So many cool places to see on this Odyssey! I can’t wait to see all the pictures that I KNOW you’ll be sending me. Just remember – be street smart….and “Pennywise”. hehehe ReplyRat Fink Reply:January 26th, 2012 at 4:50 pmI knew someone would get that nasty Pennywise name in somewhere! We are mos def going to drop by SK’s Bangor house and take some photos. I always take you with me vicariously,… Read more »

Country Mouse
Country Mouse
26 January, 2012 7:18 pm

Sounds awesome! Start counting the days until the adventure begins……….

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Rat Fink Reply:

Well I just did that — and the magic number for today is 154. Start the official clock!!

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BoomR
BoomR
26 January, 2012 7:46 pm

HEY – where’s the stop in Dallas?? :-) :-)
xoxoxo

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Rat Fink Reply:

:cry:

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BoomR Reply:

**HEAVY SIGH** ….oh, it’s ok… I’m used to the rejection…. [cue the violins]

:D

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Rat Fink Reply:

But lissin here, sonny…summer of ’13, when we do the Gulf Coast…TEXAS BOUND, baby!!!! :lol:

Suzanne
27 January, 2012 2:04 pm

Love the itinerary! Hey! Just keep on driving East and you’ll be here in no time! HAAA

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