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Thursday, May 22, 2014

What I Plan to do on my Summer Vacations...

Can you believe it? The four-letter "s" word is gone until next winter and it's now unofficially another "s" word: Summer.
It's a big world and I like to have a wish list of places I want to see and things I want to do. I'm so much of an over-planner I made most of this list back in January.
But, here it is.
St. Lawrence  University - this has nothing to do with tourism and everything to do with visiting friends and finally showing my boyfriend where I spent some of the best years of my life. But, for those who are interested in checking out the North Country when it's not a frozen tundra, there's a new brewery in Canton and it's not far from the St. Lawrence River, places in Canada like Ottawa and Kingston, and Alexandria Bay.
Nantucket - I loved my visit to Martha's Vineyard last year and this has made me curious about its island neighbor. I've heard the two islands are nothing alike. MV apparently has more to do/see and Nantucket, despite being larger, is more of a place to just relax. Still, I'd like to see for myself. And it'll be fun to wear Nantucket Red in Nantucket.
Jones Beach State Park - Long Island has been on my to-see list for a few years and we never seem to make it down, even though it's only a few hours. This year, the plan is to buy tickets to the NIN/Soundgarden concert at Jones Beach and hopefully spend the day there beforehand to enjoy the beach and facilities.
Philadelphia - As it happens, the day following the concert there is a large - and apparently more awesome than usual - beer festival sponsored by Sierra Nevada in Philadelphia. Jon's never been to Philly so it'll be a fun excuse to visit the city and see some of the sights.
Acadia National Park - This was the first national park east of the Mississippi and it is, at some times of the year, the first place in the continental U.S. where you can see the sunrise. Needless to say, it's been on my travel wish list for a while. I'm hoping to book a campsite there in the coming weeks.
Other possible places: Mount Washington, Hither Hills State Park, the Outer Banks, Delaware, and Atlanta. And, without saying, there will, of course, be a few trips out to Grafton's Elizabeth Lake and to the Adirondacks.


Feel free to comment, compare, give me some pros/cons. I've never been to most of these places before so input would be great.
And, let me know where you are planning to go this summer. Maybe I can start making my list for next year early. ;)


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