Thursday, February 7, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #36

Since the Patriots lost the Super Bowl (*sigh*), here are

Thirteen Things I Love about New England

1.... Fall Foliage (Yeah we have some nice leaf colors here in NJ, but it's not quite the same)

2.... The Red Sox (I think it's the team "personality". They play like they just want to have fun. And Fenway Park is the best place to enjoy them play.)

3.... Tom Brady (I admit it. He's a hottie. Shhh. Don't tell my hubby.)

4.... Burlington, Vermont (I love the quaintness and how it feels like such a hip young town. And it's right on the beauty of Lake Champlain)

5.... Woodman's (In Essex, MA. The best fried seafood. Ever.)

6.... Phraseology (For example: phrases such as "we had a wicked good time" doesn't sound strange or saying "no, sir" instead of "you've got to be kidding me" is perfectly acceptable)

7.... Marblehead, MA (The Yachting capital in the country--next to Newport, RI, that is. Charming, lovely town--with tons of great places to eat.)

8..... Boston (My handsdown favorite U.S city)

9.... The Public Garden (technically, IN Boston, but it deserves it's own number. Plus in the warm weather they have swans swimming around and you can take a ride on the Swan Boats)

10.... Mike's Pastry (Their cannolis are to DIE FOR)

11.... Friends I still have there (Waving "hi" to the few that read my blog)

12.... Newport, RI ( some of the best Bed and Breakfasts I've ever stayed in, and, of course, you must do the Mansion tours)

13.... Kennebunkport, ME (The Captain Lord Mansion, great shops, and lighthouses galore. Everything you picture, when you think "New England".)


Have you ever been to New England?

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Adelle said...

Interesting list. Happy T13!

Heather said...

I would love to tour New England some time ~ sounds especially inviting in the fall!

Alice Audrey said...

You make me want to come visit.

Shelley Munro said...

I've been to New England and loved it. We visited during fall and the leaves were beautiful. Hubby ate too many lobsters and got gout, but we had a ball. I'd like to return one day.

Chicki said...

Shamefully I must admit that I lived in New Jersey all my life but never had a desire to visit New England.

Now that I'm in Georgia, all I'm trying to do is get to the Gulf Coast...

Tempest Knight said...

I visited my friend in Mass. for her wedding in April, and I loved it there. :)

Debbie Mumford said...

Ahhh...the vibrant colors of fall foliage...something you just don't see in the Rocky Mountain states where I've spent most of my life. Sigh.

Jennifer McKenzie said...

One of these days I'm going to make it to New England. I haven't been east of Texas and this list makes me want to go.
Awesome list, Jenn.

Ava Rose Johnson said...

That post really makes me want to visit Boston. It sounds beautiful.

Anonymous said...

haven't been there but sure would love to, great post!

R.G. ALEXANDER said...

I loved Burlington! Definitely want to go back.

Dayle A. Dermatis said...

Ah! I grew up in upstate NY, on the shores of Lake Champlain, and I miss much of what you list here.

I don't miss the winters, though. I miss snow, but I don't miss having to drive in it!

Dayle A. Dermatis said...

Oops, and here's my link:


Kaige said...

Great list, Jenn. DH keeps saying he wants to take me to see a real NE Autumn. Still waiting...

Happy TT!

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Paige Tyler said...

Great list!


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Gina Ardito said...

I love New England. From October thru April, we go up several times: for the leaves, for the skiing, for the fun.

Stephanie Klein said...

Oooh, but you're missing Lenox, MA. We own a place in Newport, RI, and I'm going to Kennebunkport this summer. Fun list.