And countless memories! This is our summer 2011 road trip. Yes – we are road warriors. It all started with my parents. As a child every summer vacation we took was a road trip (usually to the Western U.S.). I treasure the memories of each and every one of those trips, the good and the “challenging.” (I was a teenager for lots of those trips. Enough said.)
Fast forward to adulthood. I met Mike and together he and I kept the tradition going beginning early in our relationship.
Then came Mr. N and he proved to be a stellar traveling companion. In fact, I think he was born to be a road tripper.
As for Miss A, she rocked our world initially as she was not a fan of the car or car sleeping. My early travels with her for work were quite noisy and well, downright stressful. Fortunately she’s come around and realized how much fun can be had on our travels and with two big trips under her belt, she’s well on her way to road warrior status.
While we do take the occasional plane trip to more exotic or faraway destinations, road trips are where our hearts lie. So this year we took our second venture (first for Miss A) to Maine by way of Canada. Here are a few of the highlights and of course a few hints of the recipes to come.
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine.
Finger Lakes Region, New York.
And here are a few of the food highlights and sneak peaks at some up-coming regional recipes.
Mom and dad’s favorite treat – Fried Clams from Tracey’s. Let me just say, WOW!!!
And it wouldn’t be a trip to Maine without some wild, fresh-picked blueberries!
Fresh mussels anyone? Even Miss A loved eating these.
So that’s our road trip and culinary adventure in a visual nutshell. Now comes the hard part – where to start with our recipes. Stay tuned!