“but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
As 2016 comes to a close and 2017 quickly approaches, we hope that the New Year brings much health and happiness! Thinking back over this past year and all of the exciting things that happened, I am reminded of how much I have to be grateful for. If you have been following our blog this year, you have joined us on many adventures as we traveled from coast to coast in our beautiful United States! We also ventured out of the country for a little trip into Victoria, Canada to visit the amazing Butchart Gardens! From our first trip of the year, not too far away from home…to sharing the beautiful European cities of Edinburgh and Dublin…an opulent palace in St. Petersburg, Russia...to Pike’s Place Market in Seattle…and our final trip of the year to New England, you, our sweet readers, came right along with us! We took ferries, hopped in with personal tour guides, boarded flights, and laced up our shoes for many walking tours! As you will see, New England was extremely popular with you all! And we agree…it was a lovely trip! Join us today as we take a little trip here, there, and everywhere! I hope you enjoy re-visiting our most popular travel posts of 2016!
“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
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On our trip to New England in late September we stayed three days in Boston. We packed in a lot in those three days! On my agenda was to take a walk along the streets of Beacon Hill, a historic neighborhood of Federal-style row houses with brick sidewalks and narrow gaslit streets. It was beautiful, and you all agreed! No one invited me in, but I loved viewing the architecture, the unique doors and window boxes!
I was excited that our very own Noccalula Falls came in as the fourth most popular travel post! For us, it’s one of those places that we can easily overlook because it is in our own backyard. It is one of the most visited attractions in the state of Alabama…right here in our Appalachian Foothills. The waters roar over a 90 foot drop, with beautiful scenery surrounding the falls. Depending on the amount of rain, there might only be a trickle like this past dry summer and fall, or torrents coming over like last February! One of their biggest attractions is “Christmas At The Falls”, where the whole place is lit up!
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While visiting New England, we had only one day to spend on Nantucket and it poured rain! But we didn’t let that stop us…we decided to make the best of it and we had a wonderful and memorable day! There were no pretty blue skies with white puffy clouds in our photos, instead there is a different kind of beauty…ethereal looking mist and fog!
Staying on Martha’s Vineyard in the fabulous Charlotte Inn was truly a highlight of our trip to New England! The Inn was beyond anything I could have imagined, with the look and feel of one of Europe’s great country homes! The Inn is truly a “window into a gentler age” and I think we all agree that we could all use a dose of that! Butch and I both felt that it was a step back into time…we certainly would love to return! If you are ever up that way, the Charlotte Inn is a must!
And coming in at number one…a lovely stroll around Martha’s Vineyard! If you have never been to this area, put it on your travel list! We spent three days in Edgartown which was founded in 1642 and is one of New England’s most elegant communities. Stately Greek Revival homes built by whaling captains have been carefully maintained and make up this most charming town! To really appreciate Edgartown, you must walk its streets…and that we did!
“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”
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