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Friday, May 25, 2012

FRIDAY FIVE: FIVE THINGS I HAVE SORELY MISSED ABOUT NEW ENGLAND

Well friends, we made it up the east coast corridor from Charleston to Massachusetts - five days of driving with overnight stops in North Carolina, Virginia, New Jersey and Connecticut. Honestly, we'll NEVER do that route again - at least not the parts where we have to skirt Washington, DC, Baltimore and New York City. We spent over $100 in tolls and held our breath numerous times in the dense traffic around the cities - even going during non-rush hour times. But we made it! We'll be in Massachusetts for two weeks - one week here and another out at Salisbury Beach State Park.

It's so good to see my family - saw my brother, Tom, his wife Cheryl and my nephew John in Virigina, and now my sister Jessica, her husband Terry, and my beautiful neices Olivia and Elizabeth here in Massachusetts.

So, here are FIVE THINGS I HAVE SORELY MISSED ABOUT NEW ENGLAND:

5.  Rhododendrons in full bloom



4. Maple trees growing by a stone wall


3.  Poppies growing wildly in front of a red barn


2.  Town commons with a bandstand


1.  And most of all, these faces ...
That's my sister Jessie in the middle, Elizabeth on the left and Olivia on the right xoxoxoxoxoxox

That's Dick aka RV Painter on the left, Me second from the right, Olivia between Dick and me, and Elizabeth on the right.

25 comments:

  1. So nice to spend time with family. I just love the picture of the barn.

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  2. These photos are beautiful. How wonderful you got to visit with your family!

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  3. Learning as you go. I have been on the beltway around DC--while coming home form FLA. Not a nice place!

    Your family is beautiful. Olivia looks a lot like her aunt Melissa :-) !

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    1. Oh - thank you for saying that!

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  4. I like getting to see the USA with you. Good you can visit family and travel too.

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  5. Hi Melissa .. so great to see the family photos - and delighted you're coping with the touring around and finding the RV comfortable - though perhaps a little portly to drive around in. Brilliant that you're doing it and we can come along too .. I've loved Dick's photos on his site ... cheers and continue to enjoy ... Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary - so glad you came by. It's been an adventure of a different kind so far, for sure. I'm so happy to be resting here for a bit and to see my loved ones :)

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  6. Beautiful photos Melissa :) x

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  7. New England is one place I really must see, one day!

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  8. Yes driving through New York is a hair raising ordeal! I do it but it's in a tiny car! I don't know how you did it in an RV! You must have nerves of steel! LOL! Lovely pictures and I am so glad you are spending time with family...the best feeling in the world to see all those loving welcoming faces!
    Have a great time.
    Blessings, Joanne

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    1. It was so stressful and now we are relaxing as much as we can - I'm finding the release of the stress of it makes me want to sleep extra! I'm so happy to see my family - it makes all the traumatic stuff fade into the background.

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  9. Dear Melissa, I don't envy you that drive but oh, to reach a place that you must have once called home is so lovely. Peace.

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  10. Your pictures are absolutely breathtaking! I love the old barn and the flowers!

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  11. What beautiful pictures. I live in New England and I think your pictures capture this time of the year perfectly. The barn picture is especially quaint. How wonderful that you get to spend time visiting with your family. Enjoy every minute!

    ~Jess

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    1. Princeton, MA did its Memorial Day celebration today, and it was just wonderful to be there for it and to be with my loved ones. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  12. Oh, the rhododendrons! I miss them, too.

    Glad you made it! :-)

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    1. They look spectacular this year - probably because they had a lot of rain!

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  13. What an exciting trip! And I imagine seeing their dear faces was the best thing of all.

    Love all the pics - I'm catching up with blogs after being away for a few days.

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