Just Being a Leaf Peeper

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Leaf peeping, New England clam chowder, and family time, is what my weekend visit to the beautiful state of Massachusetts consisted of.  It was a very last minute trip for a family emergency (I won’t go into detail) but it ended up being a beautiful weekend filled with love and memories with family I don’t get to see very often. I won’t write too much because I had very little time to do anything, but I will share with you tons of beautiful photos.

Coming from a tropical paradise, I quit enjoyed the cold weather, but two days was plenty for me! The foliage there was just to die for, I mean just see for yourself.

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Being a leaf peeper took this off the #bridgeofflowers over the Connecticut river while in Massachusetts over the weekend!

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My Yankee family lives in the small town of North Hampton, Massachusetts. Two three hour plane rides and a two-hour layover, I flew into Hartford, Connecticut where it then took an hour to get to my grandparents house, it was quite the trek. We ate at Fitzwillies one night, where I finally got my New England clam chowder fix. Another night we went to the South Hampton Diner. That place had impeccable food and service. Everyone got this $14 four coarse meal, and my papou (grandpa in greek) probably had a weeks worth of leftovers from that.

New England clam chowder whilst in New England
New England clam chowder whilst in New England

We had one free day where my family and I ventured around and came across this place with 190 million year old dinosaur tracks, naturally we had to pull over and see for ourselves. Here is an excerpt from the sign “Workmen unearthed them in the 1920’s. A Yale professor identified the tracks as being Eubrontes giganteus, which stood 15 feet tall and had a 6 ft stride. Another pair of tracks were from Anchisauripus sillimmani, and another pair from Grallator cuneatus. He found 134 distinct footprints all leading in the same direction.” These tracks along the Connecticut river were the first known to science anywhere in the world, it was an amazing experience to get to stand in them and just think how long they have been there.

Doing my best dinosaur impression as I stand in millions of year old dinosaur tracks! It's a pretty cool thing to see.
Standing in Dino tracks!

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Later that day we went to The Bridge of Flowers over the Connecticut river, and just ended up walking around town and driving back enjoying the beautiful foliage. It was a really great time getting to be with loved ones and creating beautiful memories we can cherish during the face of hard ship. Hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!

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Here is the bridge of flowers from the car bridge across the way.

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Wanderlust Brunette

Livin' on the edge enjoying this beautiful fall weather & a nice change of scenery.

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  1. Your trip home sounds perfect – I hope the family emergency wasn’t too serious. Adapting to the cold weather must have been hard but those greens and autumn colours always make it better! 🙂 I had Clam Chowder on our trip the San Fran and loved it but your one looks even better.

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