Our road trip to Maine, with overnight stops in New York, New Hampshire and Massachusetts was a huge success. I posted in Instagram daily so you can click on over if you want to see more, but these were my top 5 favorite moments…
Mt. Greylock, Massachusetts
Rachel Carson Refuge, Kennybunkport, Maine
So many beaches, so little time
I considered putting my book-a-day challenge on hiatus when we went on our 9 day road trip, but decided to honor the challenge with books I had on our homeschool reading shelf.
I also read another picture book, Miep and the Most Famous Diary: The Woman Who Rescued Anne Frank’s Diary by Meeg Pincus, illustrated by Jordi Solano.
I liked How Wolves Came From Dogs by Jack Myers, illustrated by John Rice. There were 12 articles about different animals, all taken and updated from past Highlights Magazine articles. Fun to read and discuss with Gage. We were most interested in how they populated two islands in Maine with Puffins.
We listened to two Big Nate books in the car, Big Nate Flips Out and Big Nate In a Class By Himself. These were quick funny stories that gave all three us smiles and laughs.
The Story of Chocolate by Caryn Polin was interesting. DK always does a good job of sharing facts in a fun layout.
Not so successful (for me and Jason, Gage like them) was the audio of Nate the Great Collected Stories, Volume 4 and Pup Detectives .
On my actual birthday I read the little book that Jason got me that tells me all about the year I was born. It was fun!
I’ll have to catch up with the rest of my reading another day, still playing catch up!
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I loved your New England travelogue Stacy and so glad your 50th birthday was so special. I love Maine (Portland, Ogunquit and Kennebunkport especially.) Of course, the Berkshires is a place we try to get to a few times a year as well. Did you stop in Boston or anywhere else in MA? Too bad you couldn’t squeeze in The Ocean State and the Newport Gilded era mansions….next time:)
We had to leave some states for next time 🙂 Jason and I visited Boston 5 years ago and loved it. One day we’ll take Gage for all of the history alone. You are lucky to live in such a beautiful area 🙂
I enjoyed all of your IG photos, too! I’ve never been to New England, but it’s on our list for an RV trip one of these days!
We’d been to Vermont and Boston, but it was so nice to go along the Maine coastline. Definitely recommend.
Sounds like a marvelous b irthday vacation, with the reading and all!
It was perfect!
It’s been years since we were in New England. We went there a lot when we lived in Montreal.
Montreal was my first choice for this birthday, but when we started planning we didn’t know what would be happening with Covid restrictions. So Montreal is in our future!
Happy Belated Birthday! Looks like you had an awesome trip, the photos are beautiful! My youngest grandson loved the Big Nate books.
Gage had never read Big Nate, but the audios were a hoot!
A Different Pond is an amazing story. So happy you were able to continue your book-a-day challenge even while you were on vacation.
We had originally planned to go to Maine this fall, but with the rise in Covid cases, we were reluctant to get on a plane. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of Maine. I’m glad you had such a great trip.
I’m so happy that Jason was able to get a week and a half off so we could do the road trip. We spent a lot of time in the car, but only had 2 really long days.
Gorgeous pictures! The fall colors are so beautiful. My husband and I just took a road trip as well and it was so fun to see fall in so many different states. I love your book choices, they all sound interesting. The DK books are always fascinating. My boys (and I) loved the Nate the Great books. Have a good week!
Fall is my favorite time and it’s a perfect time to go to New England 🙂
I loved following your birthday road trip via Instagram… so many places I love! I’ll echo Diane’s suggestion of southern New England. We enjoyed our summer in CT so much, and Newport is always a good idea!
Maybe next fall… 🙂
Oh wow, your pictures are beautiful! I’ve never been to Maine but it is one place I’d love to visit. Hope you are enjoying your weekend!
It was beautiful!
Happy birthday 🎈 What a wonderful way to celebrate 🎉
Wishing you a great reading week
Great pictures Stacy and so glad you guys had a nice trip! I’ve not been to Maine either, but have gone to New Hampshire once and Boston once. Long way from Central Texas. LOL