NY, NE, NB, PE, & NS

    Day 1

    Day 01 - October 12, 2011 - Wednesday - Delta Flight Detroit-Albany

    We woke up to a beautiful Indian Summer day on Palmer Divide. The next week is supposed to be sunny and dry and it was 38° this morning. It made us wonder why we were leaving Colorful Colorado....

    Day 2

    Day 02 - October 13, 2011 - Thursday - Drive by way of Bennington and Brattleboro, Vermont; Concord and Portsmouth, NH; Kennebunkport and to Portland, ME

    After a light breakfast at the Comfort Inn we were ready to leave Albany at 8:00 along with all of the other morning commuters....

    Day 3

    Day 03 - October 14, 2011 - Friday - Drive US Route 1 Up The Coast to Machias, ME

    Our alarm went off at 7:00 and we were up, showered, and packed for the road at 7:45. We joined Judy in her kitchen for muffins, fruit, and coffee.

    Judy gave...

    Day 4

    Day 04 - October 15, 2011 - Saturday - Drive to Saint John, NB, Canada

    The sun woke us up this morning – imagine our pleasure to see a clear morning sunrise! It was windy with the temperature 58° and the humidity was 82%.

    Breakfast was not included in our...

    Day 5

    Day 05 - October 16, 2011 - Sunday - Drive to Charlottetown, PEI, Canada

    We both woke up an hour before the alarm went off giving us a head start on the day. The breakfast room at the Comfort Inn was tiny and at 7:00 am it was packed. We...

    Day 6

    Day 06 - October 17, 2011 - Monday - Drive to Sydney, Cape Breton Island, NS, CA

    The Monday morning sun comes up late in Charlottetown, but we were up at 6:15. We had breakfast in the hotel dining room and watched two young men fight with the waffle machines...

    Day 7

    Day 07 - October 18, 2011 - Tuesday – Exploring Cape Breton Island: Louisbourg and Cape Breton Highlands National Park

    Today was our day to explore Cape Breton Island. We left the hotel at 7:36 and looked for a place to take a panorama of the river in the bright...

    Day 8

    Day 08 - October 19, 2011 - Wednesday - Drive to Halifax and Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

    We were up and ready to check out of the hotel at 7:45. It had rained most of the night but the sun was trying to shine through a few clouds. We...

    Day 9

    Day 09 - October 20, 2011 - Thursday - Drive to Portland, Maine

    Today was a travel day. We knew when we woke up it was going to be a dark day. It rained all night and it was still pouring when we left the hotel at 7:50. This was...

    Day 10

    Day 10 - Friday, October 21, 2011 - Drive to Albany, NY; Meet Eduardo at the Rensselaer AmTrak Station;

    We woke up to a beautiful day in Maine. It was cool and crisp, 54° and 65% humidity as we left the Comfort Inn at 8:15.

    We paid our first toll...

    Day 11

    Day 11 - October 22, 2011 - Saturday - Albany, NY; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Homecoming Game, East Campus Athletic Village

    Today was a family day for us. We went to the 76 Diner in Latham for breakfast and then took a short drive over the Hudson River to visit the...

    Day 12

    Day 12 - October 23, 2011 - Sunday – Albany, Detroit, Denver; Delta Flights Home

    It was dark and cold (43°) taking our son Eduardo to the Albany/Rensselaer AmTrak station at 7:15. After saying good-by we went back to the hotel, showered, had a bite to eat, and checked out...

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Day 13: Azores & Madeira: Portugal's Unspoiled Archipelagos

Day 13 - Saturday, April 22, 2022 - Depart for U.S.

The hotel prepared a box breakfast for us as we had to be in the lobby way before the breakfast room was open.

Last night we found out that our departure flight back to...

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