Roadtrip Recap: New England and New York City

Maine is famous for its lighthouses...with good reason!
Maine is famous for its lighthouses…with good reason!

Our fifth roadtrip took place in late summer 2014.

We flew into JFK (boo to the 90 minute wait to get through immigration!) and out of Newark. The trip was a teeny 6 nights long.

Beautiful NYC from the Top of the Rock at 8am
Beautiful NYC from the Top of the Rock at 8am

It took in:

New York City, NY (1 night), New Haven, CT (1 night), Providence, RI (1 night), Portsmouth, NH (1 night), Portland, Maine (1 night), Brattleboro, VT (1 night).

Creamery covered bridge in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Creamery covered bridge in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Here’s one of our “professional” maps showing the route:

Correct USA NE US map

The trip took in 968 miles. We listened to Elizabeth Warren’s autobiography and fell in love with the Massachusetts senator.

We took in 4 new states, but visited a whopping 8 states.

Amazing lobster roll from the Clam Shack in Kennebunkport.
Amazing lobster roll from the Clam Shack in Kennebunkport.

We were the very first people who got to the Top of the Rockerfeller Centre and had it to ourselves for a short while, we walked the High Line and saw a bunch of birds and bees, we drank beers with our American buddies in a bookshop, we visited the church where President John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, we ate lobster rolls by the sea, we drank a lot of beer in Providence dive bars, we laughed our butts off at the Museum of Bad Art, we ate more lobster rolls, we saw beautiful lighthouses… and covered bidges, we returned to the Bridge of Flowers 4 years after our first visit and loved it even more, we met up with friends in New York City and got lost in a posh hotel trying to get to a rooftop bar which, it turned out, was closed. The latest we got up was 7.30am, we squeezed every ounce of fun out of this trip!

The beautiful bridge of flowers in Shelburne Falls.
The beautiful bridge of flowers in Shelburne Falls.

We’ve now both visited – and spent at least a night – in 35 states. We’ve fallen ever further in love with America. We’re already planning next year’s roadtrip. If you have any tips about the Great Plains and Great Lakes then please let us know!

A fancy pink house in Portsmouth.
A fancy pink house in Portsmouth.
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