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Playing Tourist – Our quick trip through New England

Trip through New England

Our Trip through New England - Maine and Vermont

We had big visions for New England and spent 6 days there. While we did get to spend three evenings with old friends in Maine that we really enjoyed, we ran into a few snags while we were there:

  • First...I broke my eyeglasses and had to find a town with an optician that could fix them.
  • Second...I ate a pound of steammed clams, and later found out that June is not a good time to do that. I got pretty sick for a few days.
  • Third...It rained a lot!

Don't get me wrong. We really enjoyed our time there, but just didn't get to visit as many places as we had hoped. Other than visiting with our friends, here are a few things we really enjoyed in our short time there.

Boothbay Harbor Maine

Boothbay Harbor Maine

Boothbay Harbor Maine

Boothbay Harbor was great! Having never been to Maine before, it was everything we had imagined in a quaint fishing village, with just enough tourist shops and restaurants to make it interesting. Our highlight was a great seafood lunch at a roof-top cafe called the Boat House Bistro. It provided us with a nice view of the entire harbor.

Boothbay Harbor Maine

Boothbay Harbor Maine

Boothbay Harbor Maine

Boothbay Harbor Maine

Vermont Inn

We wanted to find an inn, reminiscent of the Stratford Inn that Bob Newhart ran on his show. Well guess what? We found the inn that was actually used for his opening scene.

Vermont Inn

Vermont Inn

Welcome to The Waybury Inn in Middlebury, Vermont. The inside of the inn was never actually used on the TV show, but is as inviting as you would imagine. While the entire inn was great, it was the pub that we really fell in love with.

Vermont Inn

Vermont Inn

Vermont Inn

Vermont Inn

Vermont Inn

Vermont Inn

Vermont Countryside

Of our entire trip through New England, the sites along the old roads we traveled through the Vermont countryside were our favorite.

Vermont Countryside

Vermont Countryside