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    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....

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    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....

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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 2: Goat Cave Karst Nature Preserve


The Preserve was set aside to buffer some of the ecologically sensitive karsts in the area from encroaching neighborhoods. Karsts are caves that feed directly into the Edwards Aquifer below ground.

Because the three caves can be dangerous to hikers and nonprofessional spelunkers, they are...

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