After spending some time at Otter Cove we were in the mood for a hike. So we pulled out our trusty app and found a family friendly hike not far from our location. It is know as Emery's Path. This was a perfect hike for the family.
Turns out it was a perfect time of year to be in Maine and Acadia National Park. We had almost 14 days of sun and 60 degree weather. We hiked almost every other day and hiked less than 25% of the possible trails...
Sometimes I am so focused on a task that is in front of me I am not prepared to enjoy the experience. In November, I was still learning to pull a trailer and had had a couple of long drives in Ohio and New York. I just wanted to get to my next destination. I was ready for the drive but I wish I knew what we were going to see. Vermont was an awesome blur!
We could hear water so decided to walk into the woods a little. We ended up finding a little lake and little waterfalls. We spent maybe an hour and a half exploring. If we had packed water shoes and a lunch we would have spent much more time there. We came to find it was called Schroon Lake.
It was the first city I wish we had more time to explore but we had three goals in Philadelphia, see Independence Hall, The Franklin Museum and leave with enough time to get to Washington, DC and continue driving south toward Auburn, AL. We accomplished all of those things, saw the Liberty Bell and the kids earned another Junior Ranger Badge.
On our trip around the East Coast, historical sites have been a focus. We hope to complete a better understanding of history by reading the stories of history then visiting the original sites. Plimoth Plantation was our next stop.
As soon as we talked about going on a trip and the trip would be east from Chicago, Fallingwater was going to be our first stop. The Frank Lloyd Wright house, the most famous house ever built, redefined what a residential home could be. I had high exceptions and it exceeded every one of them. The true mark of something great, it is better in person.