Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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RE: ROAD TRIP!!!
Dude, I bet I could make Cape Cod from Danvers in well, maybe 30 minutes, but in 45 minutes for sure, I mean we are talking Massachusetts here - not Texas. But I really never have kicked around the Danvers area much, being more from the Portsmouth, NH area, so I appreciate your tour tips - Higgins and Old Orchard Beaches, you are referring to Old Orchard in Maine, are you not? I will be in that area a lot, as my uncle lives in Casco Bay, Maine and I will be visiting him for a few days. Higgin's Beach sounds interesting, and is probably not far from there, as he is 20 minutes from Old Orchard.
I've been to Marblehead a number of times. It is truly a beautiful place. I know exactly the harbor of which you speak. There are a few spots like that on the New Hampshire coast as well, if you drive the various off shoots of US 1, like 1-A, which takes you to the lobster boat harbors between Rye and Portsmouth - but my favorite is the Kittery Town Docks, just across the harbor from Portsmouth in Maine. There is a fantastic resturant that overlooks Kittery Harbor on the shore at the beginning of the docks, where you can pig on seafood and watch the sailboats and lobster boats do their thing, directly across from an old shoal with a lighthouse. Quintessimal New England. When the sun rises, it is a fantastic place to eat breakfat too, as the sun turns the Atlantic into a sheet of glass dotted with colorful sails and little white caps. A great place to nurse a hangover, after a night in York. If I remember right, Marblehead is a lot like that, too. I will try to post some pictures of it.
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