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#1773935 - 01/08/13 10:13 PM New England in August
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My husband and I are planning a trip to New England at the end of August to celebrate our 10th anniversary. As of right now (and nothing is booked yet) we plan on flying into Bangor, ME - going over to the coast and going on a whale watching tour. We then plan on driving to see whatever comes to mind and flying home out of Boston about 6-7 days after we get there. There are WAY too many things to see during this time, but does anyone have any suggestions? I'd love to see a moose while I'm there <grin>.
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#1773936 - 01/08/13 10:17 PM Re: New England in August Skittles
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White water rafting

It may be a little warm to seen moose in august
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#1773938 - 01/08/13 10:18 PM Re: New England in August Skittles
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Warm? Do they hide in the heat (I don't know anything about moose)? Or do they go further north?
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#1773939 - 01/08/13 10:18 PM Re: New England in August Skittles
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I was in Portland, Maine for 3 days a few years ago. The coolest thing we did was take the ferry over to Peak's Island (i think that's the name of it) and watch a Portland Sea Dogs minor league baseball game. Plus, Portland is just a really cool little city.
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#1773943 - 01/08/13 10:23 PM Re: New England in August Skittles
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Originally Posted By: Just Skittles
Warm? Do they hide in the heat (I don't know anything about moose)? Or do they go further north?


They stay indoors in the AC.

I saw a few in September a few years ago.
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#1773945 - 01/08/13 10:24 PM Re: New England in August Skittles
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I vote for hiking, fishing and raft/canoe. It is not to hot for that.
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#1773946 - 01/08/13 10:25 PM Re: New England in August Skittles
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Isn't there a guy poster from this area? Bailey would know what to do.
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#1773947 - 01/08/13 10:26 PM Re: New England in August Skittles
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Sounds heavenly. I'd like to get into New Hampshire and Vermont. Neither one of us have ever been to New England so it will all be new.
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#1773950 - 01/08/13 10:31 PM Re: New England in August Skittles
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I went drove from Maine to Canada just for chinese food one time. The drive was worth the trip.
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#1773951 - 01/08/13 10:33 PM Re: New England in August Skittles
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note: there are no pro sports teams past NY (unless you wish to watch the Yankees beat some nameless team in boston) laugh


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#1773952 - 01/08/13 10:34 PM Re: New England in August Skittles
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Ages ago, we drove through Maine from Quebec on our way to Boston. We stayed at Bar Harbor, and had an inexpensive and yummy lobster dinner. Bar Harbor is a very pretty town, though touristy. But then, we're tourists.
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#1773979 - 01/08/13 11:46 PM Re: New England in August Skittles
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Bar Harbor is beautiful. And the lobster was cheap and plentiful! Right near there is Acadia National Park.
http://www.nps.gov/acad/index.htm

Ben & Jerry's HQ is in Waterbury, Vermont.
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#1774008 - 01/09/13 12:17 PM Re: New England in August Skittles
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What about a cruise up into New England? Several cruise ships travel there. Imagine waking up in a new city every day with the ship as your hotel.

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#1774011 - 01/09/13 12:25 PM Re: New England in August Skittles
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Originally Posted By: Just Skittles
My husband and I are planning a trip to New England at the end of August to celebrate our 10th anniversary. As of right now (and nothing is booked yet) we plan on flying into Bangor, ME - going over to the coast and going on a whale watching tour. We then plan on driving to see whatever comes to mind and flying home out of Boston about 6-7 days after we get there. There are WAY too many things to see during this time, but does anyone have any suggestions? I'd love to see a moose while I'm there <grin>.
Try driving up Cape Cod and taking a ferry to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket.
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#1774019 - 01/09/13 01:04 PM Re: New England in August Skittles
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Cali - my niece is named Jeri (that is her given name) and her husband is Ben. They've been there and had their picture done at the Ben & Jerry's sign - and then my brother photoshopped it to say Jeri's.

All of these are great ideas. Right now we're not planning on having the trip 'too' planned out. I'm a HUGE planner and sometimes that's not as much fun. Bar Harbor is where I've seen the whale watching tours part so that is probably where we will go our first night. We have talked about seeing a Red Sox game our last night there since they will be in town. Acadia National Park sounds wonderful, Vermont sounds amazing, etc., etc., etc.
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#1774027 - 01/09/13 01:29 PM Re: New England in August Skittles
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Acadia National Park sounds wonderful because it is
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#1774037 - 01/09/13 01:50 PM Re: New England in August Skittles
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Oh my goodness, Skittles. I spent a week in Vermont and New Hampshire in October. Gorgeous! Can't imagine doing all those states in 7 days....... I loved just driving around. At one point I was driving down a wooded country lane and as I rounded the curve, saw a county fair! It was wonderful and totally unexpected! Maine is my dream vacation that I haven't taken yet.
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#1774041 - 01/09/13 01:55 PM Re: New England in August Skittles
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We went to Maine for summer vacation about 3 years ago. We stayed in Bar Harbor and spent quite a lot of time in Acadia National Park. I would go back in a heartbeat. Best vacation we have ever taken, hands down.

A word of caution on the whale watching tour, which we did. Being from Indiana, we do not have our "sea legs" and it was a very rough trip for us--only one of us actually got sick, but all of us were very, very queasy. We did see a few whales, but certainly not any whales leaping out of the water. More like, "Look quick, there is a fin." The whale watch is the one thing we would not do again if we ever get to go back to Bar Harbor.
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#1774053 - 01/09/13 02:12 PM Re: New England in August Skittles
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My husband and I are planning a trip to New England at the end of August does anyone have any suggestions?


stop by Fenway and pay your respects to the team that is 17 games out by then
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#1774054 - 01/09/13 02:13 PM Re: New England in August Skittles
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I always, and plan on taking, Dramamine. I get motion sickness, but thanks for the warning. Seeing whales is on my husband's 'Bucket List'. Hopefully we'll have a better experience.
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#1774060 - 01/09/13 02:19 PM Re: New England in August Skittles
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On one trip we were told black spot whale gray spot dolphin. When looking at land brown spot moose white spot sheep.
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#1774065 - 01/09/13 02:23 PM Re: New England in August Skittles
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OK - should we get some good binoculars before we go? My husband would love some anyway - and this could be a good excuse.
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#1774070 - 01/09/13 02:25 PM Re: New England in August Skittles
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Skip checking out Plymouth Rock on your way down to Boston. There is a rock, it appears to have been broken and sealed back together, but with soooo many rocks there, how can they be sure it was the rock?

I would love to go to Newport R.I. sometime... check out all of the 'cottages' of the turn of the century... maybe get some nice, tame and intimate decorating ideas.
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#1774072 - 01/09/13 02:26 PM Re: New England in August edAudit
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Originally Posted By: EdAudit
On one trip we were told black spot whale gray spot dolphin. When looking at land brown spot moose white spot sheep.


laugh

Ed, what has gotten into you today... you're, you're funny!
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