View Full Version : Vacation Pics! Nascar, Salem, Plymouth and Boston.

10-02-2005, 09:53 AM
I finally have my vacation pics uploaded and I thought I would share some.

First we went to a NASCAR race in New Hampshire

I had to walk through this crowd just to get a shirt for Brandon, Anna and Mark. Geesh, the things I do for the ones I love :rolleyes: :p

Alden and I at New Hampshire International Speedway

Pit Road

Here they come!

For Anna and Amy. Tony in the lead. He sure was stong but didn't quite have enough at the end.

10-02-2005, 09:54 AM
Who might that be behind the pace car?
It's Mark Martin! Even though he didn't win it sure was a thrill to see our favorite driver lead some laps.

I caught a pic of Alden just as Robby Gordon crashed into Michael Waltrip

We had front row seats and were pretty close to the cars as they came around.
Because we were down so low we couldn't see the whole track. That was ok though because it seemed like all the action happened on the side we could see. Boy, it sure was a fun and exciting race!

10-02-2005, 09:55 AM
Next we went to Salem where we took a tour through the Witch House
Took a tour through "The House of Seven Gables"
Saw some pretty gardens
Went to The Salem Witch Museum
We enjoyed the beautiful scenery
Took an evening carriage ride through the town
We walked through the Salem Cemetary when it was very dark and no one was around....very spooky!
Then the next day I turned into a WITCH!

10-02-2005, 09:56 AM
From Salem we headed to Plymouth where we saw

The Mayflower II, which is a replica of the Mayflower and was built in 1950's
This guy was aboard the Mayflower and he was awesome. I could have sat and listened to him talk all day.
Plymouth Rock Memorial
We went to the old cemetery in Plymouth also and noticed that they had some strange carving on their tombstones

10-02-2005, 09:59 AM
Next we saw Plimouth Plantation. I loved it there. It was a village set up like the pilgrims might have lived and everyone was in character and I loved talking to them.
Walking to the fort
Canons at the top of the fort
View of the village from the fort

10-02-2005, 10:01 AM
Over at the Indian side

From Plymouth we moved on to Boston. I could have spent several days in Boston. So much to see and do there.
Statue of Paul Revere. Notice the shoes on the horse.
Would have loved to have went to see a game.
The Boston Public Library. I could have spent the day in there. It was gorgeous!
Me in one of the pews at the Old North Church

10-02-2005, 10:02 AM
The USS Constitution. She was an awesome ship.
The USS Cassin Young. A destroyer during World War II
Bunker Hill Monument
Notice the ball cap and shoes on this statue

Ok, I have went way overboard so Iíll quit now. I have tons of pics in my album. For some reason they are all out of sequence though and I never did take the time to put captions with them. If you want to see them though they are HERE. (http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2120054464)

10-02-2005, 10:07 AM
WOW! That looks like such a wonderful trip. You got see so many cool things! It looks like you had some gorgeous weather too. Thanks for sharing your trip with us (glad your internet finally allowed you to!)

And what do you mean you turned into a witch? :p :p ;) ;)

Wonderful pictures.

10-02-2005, 10:13 AM
Wow, great photos! I'd have loved to go on every one of those tours! Hubby is taking his National Junior Honor Society there in the spring... hmmmm... maybe I should volunteer to be a chaperone NOW, before all the spots are taken! :D

10-02-2005, 10:28 AM
And what do you mean you turned into a witch? :p :p ;) ;)

Just what are you saying, little girl?! Hmmm, I might just have to cast an evil spell on you! :p ;) :D

Thanks Kay and catnapper. We had such a good time and you are right, Kay, the weather was fantastic. I loved the northeastern states. Very pretty. I would love to go back.

10-02-2005, 11:43 AM
WOW! What great pictures!
I'd love to visit every one of those places too! I have 3 great great + grandfathers who fought in the Reveloution and I love history from that time.
Of course being a NASCAR fan, I loved all those too!
Thanks for sharing the pictures with us! :D

Ginger's Mom
10-02-2005, 11:52 AM
Looks like a great trip. Thanks for sharing it with us. I have always wanted to go to Boston (now I am adding Salem and Plymouth to that wish), but have never gotten there. So I really enjoyed seeing it through your vacation pics. I am off to look at the album now. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip. :)

10-02-2005, 12:11 PM
Very pretty. I have never been up that way before but it sure does look beautiful.

10-02-2005, 12:43 PM
great pictures!Looks like alot of fun! :) I would love to take a tour of a Witch Museum and the house.What were they like?

10-02-2005, 02:55 PM
Ok, I have been waiting to see your photos, I'm glad you finally posted them. :)
It took me forever to look at all the photos in your album but I'm glad you took a lot of photos.
Wasn't the race great, I bet you had fun sitting in traffic on the way there and back.
Did you get to hear Robbie Gordon's $10,000 word on the air?
I was hoping that you would have a photo of him throwing his helmet at Michael Waltrip's car.

My son went on a field trip to the Plimouth Plantation and he really enjoyed it there.

I love the Boston photos.
In May my husband and I went to The U.S.S Constitution and the Bunker Hill Monument because our hotel was really close to it.
Did you climb to the top of the Bunker Hill Monument? It was about 300 steps!
It rained the whole time we were there so all of our photos are gray and rainy.
We also went to Quincy Market, it was really crowded on a rainy day.
I'm so excited that I'm going to Boston again tomorrow and the weather is supposed to be perfect this time.
I hope to have some photos when I come back.
Did you ever get to meet Mayor Karen while you were there?

Thanks for sharing the photos, I really enjoyed them.
Next time you come out this way, make sure that you stop in Vermont, ok? :)

10-02-2005, 04:02 PM
Wow that looks like a great place i bet you had fun! WOW great pictures you took they are beautiful! Nice picture of the Salem Withch House OMG you turned into a witch :p :p!!!

Angus's Dad
10-03-2005, 01:29 AM
You love me :o
Can't take it back pt seen it. :p
Love you too Robin,and thank you. :)

10-03-2005, 10:44 AM
Of course all of your pictures were just wonderful Robin, and thanks for the Tony pictures and getting us the shirts...you know you didn't mind;)
I'm glad you and Alden were able to get some time together for a while and have a good time!

10-03-2005, 11:23 AM
those are awsome pics! looks like everybody had lots of fun!

10-03-2005, 11:35 AM
awesome pics Robin!
Looks like you had a fabulous time!

10-03-2005, 11:49 AM
Oh Robin! I loved seeing all the great pics. Looks like you had a great time! Boston is such a fabulous city, so much history and so doable in size! Isn't Plimouth Plantation the best??? My husband is always trying to get the "interperters" to break character...e.g. "So, how about those Red Sox?":rolleyes: :D It's amazing that the entire village was built from nothing more than the tools and materials available to the original colonists! A few times we have Thanksgiving dinner there on the Plantation. So authentic!
I'm heartsick to think that you and Gini both were so close and I missed seeing you. I live only 25 or so minutes from Plymouth. I would have loved to have met up with you but I've been in such a funk and behind on Pet Talk doings; my apologies and my loss:( But I'm so happy to know you had a blast! Come again, please!:)
Love, Sandra

Laura's Babies
10-03-2005, 03:24 PM
That was a great photo journey with you on your trip. Thanks, I enjoyed it a lot!

10-03-2005, 05:29 PM
How fun! It certainly looks like you had a great time. I've only been to Boston once, and I loved it. I would absolutely love to make it back so I could see more of Boston and also go to Salem. I always thought it would be neat to go there because of its macabre history! ;) What was the witch museum like? Was it interesting? It almost looks like an old church building! :eek:
The Plantation looks totally cool. I think it's neat when you can "go back in time" and see how people lived, you know?