I'm making the final plans for the family vacation. We leave on July 4th (also my son's birthday, but he very graciously agreed to celebrate early) and fly into Burlington, Vermont. We'll drive over to Stowe where we'll stay at our favorite resort (not as fancy as it sounds) for a few days. We'll hike, shop, hike, eat lots, maybe see a movie, swim... Ahhh.
Every year we hike another big peak in Vermont. We've done Mansfield, Killington, Camel's Hump, Mt. Abraham, Mt. Hunger, General Stark, and Mt. Worcester (my husband and son have also done Mt. Ellen). Not sure which one(s) we'll be doing this year yet. I just know I'll be sore for days after hiking up the mountain (and down, ow, my knees!) --but the view from the top of these mountains makes it SO worth it.
After four days in Stowe, we'll pop into the rental car and drive 6 hours to Bar Harbor, Maine. We're really looking forward to seeing Acadia National Park--I hear it's stunning. It's our first trip to Maine so not sure what to expect in terms of weather in Bar Harbor or restaurants and things like that, but it's a huge tourist town so I'm thinking we really can't go wrong.
I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to getting away--just a change of pace, a change of scenery. It'll be nice.
Of course, I'm really hoping to be done with revisions on Truly, Madly before we leave...which means I should get to work!