Can I first of all thank you for the help and guidance you have provided so far – we are very grateful and it has already proved to be of immense help. Since my last flurry of posts Lyn and I have been revising our plans in the light of your suggestions.
Ok – we now have our second itinerary and again we would be very pleased to receive any observations that you have. We also still have many unanswered questions that we would like to ask:-
Fly into Boston, Mass – 30th September 2009
Spend 3 nights in all in Boston
We have not sorted out any accommodation yet – suggestions would be very welcome – we are trying to stick to a budget of about £100 per night ($140) – in the cities we like to stay sort of downtown – within walking distance to most of the major attractions – safe areas – clean and tidy. In the country we like Condos, log cabins, basic but clean – waterfront is a big bonus but just great views are what we want.
From Boston we intend to drive in one day all the way to Bar Harbour in Maine – I know it’s a long drive and we wont be able to stop and look around this wonderful coastal area but it one of the compromises we have had to make.
We intend to spend 3 nights in Bar Harbour – again any accommodation suggestions would be much appreciated.
From Bar Harbour, ME we intend to drive to Moosehead Lake, ME to take in the Lakes and Leaves Drive, take a trip on the steamer and maybe go on a Moose Safari. Again any accommodation suggestions would be much appreciated – we plan to stay 3 nights at Moosehead Lake.
From Moosehead Lake we plan to drive to the White Mountain area of New Hampshire. Now as yet we haven’t sorted out a location to stay but I can tell you where we intend to visit – its really a big square – North Woodstock, Franconia Notch, Franconia, Bethlehem, Gorham, Mount Washington, Jackson, North Conway, Lincoln – taking in of course along the way the Kancamagus Highway. Again, recommendations of which town to stay in and accommodation as well would be so useful – we intend staying in this area for 3 nights.
We than intend driving from New Hampshire to the Green Mountain National Forest of Central Vermont. Again, we haven’t sorted out a location to stay but I can tell you where we intend to visit – and yes again its really a big square – Rutland, Bethel, Quechee, Woodstock, Bridgewate rand Plymouth. Again, recommendations of which town to stay in and accommodation as well would be so helpful – we intend staying in this area for 2 nights.
Once again, we haven’t sorted out a location to stay but I can tell you where we intend to visit – another big square – Williamstown, North Adams, Shelburne Falls, Deerfield, Northampton, Springfield, Monterey, Sheffield, Great Barrington, Lenox, and Williamstown – of course taking in the Mohawk Trail along the way. Recommendations of which town to stay in and accommodation as well would be very much appreciated – we intend staying in this area for 3 nights.
This is where it is still a bit sketchy (well ok a bit more sketchy). From Massachusetts we think we will drive to Philadelphia – have an overnight stop – really just to break the long journey.
From Philadelphia we will then drive to the Skyline Drive in Virginia – we are looking to stay some where on the Skyline Drive itself (probably about half way along) we really have no idea about accommodation here – any nice romantic getaway suggestions would be very welcome – we intend spending 2 nights on the Skyline Drive.
From the Skyline Drive we drive to Washington DC for 3 nights. Again no accommodation sorted out as yet.
I appreciate we are asking for a lot of information and we don’t expect for you to provide all the answers for us – any help would be most appreciated.
Oh sorry just a couple more questions – we would like to try and take in as many fairs, concerts, festivals as possible – can anyone point us in the right direction
Does any one have any suggestions for the best place to hire a car we are obviously looking to pick it up in Boston and drop it off in Washington – preferably a medium size car with an open top.
Thank you so much