We had an incredible trip to New England for fall break 2016. We have been tracing our ancestors for the last year on Ancestry.com and discovered that some Fuller’s were on the Mayflower. We started our trip at Plymouth, MA and learned about Samuel Fuller, even seeing a replica of his house in Plimouth Village! We ended the night with a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with the Pilgrims. Micah wasn’t crazy about the dried fruit, but he loved the Holland Cheese.
We then traveled to Boston and walked the Freedom Trail. We ended the day in Chinatown where Adam was craving Dim Sum.
On day 3, we headed up the coast to Mount Desert Island. We stayed in Bar Harbor and explored Acadia National Park. We loved it so much that we canceled our reservations in Portland, ME for our last night and extended our stay in Bar Harbor. We ate lots of lobster, clam chowder and blueberries.
In Acadia, we woke up before sunrise our first day and drove to the top of Cadillac Mountain to be the first in America to see the sunrise. It was spectacular. We also rode bikes around the carriage roads. Mom’s favorite place was under Duck Brook Bridge. She loved the fall foliage, the evergreens, the brook, and the stone bridge. She said it was her favorite place in the world.
Another day, we hiked on a trail called Beehive. It ended up being a vertical hike where we had to rock climb and use iron bars to lift ourselves up. But the view from the top was amazing. We overlooked Sand Beach and the Atlantic Ocean.
Our dog, Bella, got sick in Memphis while we were away. But the vets took good care of her and when we got home, she was way better.