We got home this afternoon. Typed this once and must have hit the wrong thing as it never got
posted. Will make a second attempt.
We got the 11 capitol pictures we were missing. Print those and we will have 48 on the wall.
Gov. Palen was against the road to nowhere but perhaps she'll put in a bridge to Juneau so we
can just drive there to get No. 49!
We also went to 4 presidential libraries or museums: Ford, FDR, Kennedy and Lincoln. The
Lincoln museum/library was opened 3 years ago. Very well done. We got the Springfield
capitol picture many years ago but as we weren't that far, decided to go into Springfield
We drove through 2 national parks: Acadia and Shenandoah. Abercrombies took us through
the last one. One section of road was so curvy that I got dizzy. Saw many deer and one bear.
Museums: fly-fishing, Norman Rockwell, Essex Ship Building, and the New Bedford Whaling
Interesting towns: Bar Harbor, Annapolis, Plymouth, and Salem, Mass., the witch hunt town.
The girls who were responsible for the witch hunt would really be amazed how that brings
tourists into town.
Interesting area: Cape Cod. We drove but Paul and Alice Sorvo were our guides. Stopped to observe glass being painted at Sydenstricker and then it goes into a kiln. Bought a plate!
There is a Kennedy Memorial on the Cape and we drove past the Kennedy Compound. Oh,
in Kennebunkport, Maine, took pictures of the George H. W. Bush home.
Visited Jennifer Wasti Cragg and her husband. Their son was born Sept. 12 and had to have
surgery because the pancreas had wrapped around the intestines. They had to move organs
around so took appendix out at the same time as they might not find it later! We were
there last Tuesday and Gabe was getting out the next day. She went back to work when the
baby couldn't come home and started maternity leave again when the baby got home.
Spent 3 or 4 nights at Abercrombies. Besides driving through Shenandoah, the next day they
just drove around showing us the area. Drove past the home of Sen. John Warner, the home he
lived in when married to Elizabeth Taylor. Also the farm that was home to the race horse,
Spent 7 nights with friends, 3 or 4 with relatives, the Abercrombies. Slept 2 nights in the car
and rest were in motels. Will put more details in the Newsletter. dk and rk