new england in the fall• 15 comments •
The recommendations on this post about how much I love road trips are what prompted us to drive down Route 100 to take in some of the scenery. Usually, we plan most details in advance but thought that it might be fun to just drive without a set itinerary or any booked accommodations, like we used to do when we drove to Minneapolis for concerts in our early 20s.
Turns out it was "parents' weekend" in Burlington - a time when families visit their college kids. This meant that ALL of the hotels were booked. It was a bad time to attempt spontaneity. After getting declined by several B&Bs and even motels, we pulled into a McDonalds parking lot to steal their wi-fi and by some stroke of luck got what seemed to be the last hotel room in all of Vermont . Parents' weekend also means that the wait time for restaurants is obscene. (We were too hungry to wait so we just went to Mr. Crepe - not bad!)
So, if you're planning on going to see the "fall foliage" of New England, make sure it's not parents' weekend or book waaay in advance.
Lots of autumn photos to come...