I can’t believe I’ll be leaving already in a mere week. I’ll be prepping Hidalgo (my ride) with a wash and wax this weekend, then start some early packing. I get home from work around 9PM the night before, so I’ll have to hit the ground running early next morning to make good time.
Originally I planned to take the ferry across the Long Island Sound, that is, until I looked at the prices.
FIFTY DOLLARS ONE WAY? Are they smoking something????
Yeah, forget that. I WAS going to take the ferry both ways but now I’ll probably only do it on the way back home, if I even bother doing that at all. As much as I like taking a relaxing boat ride across the Sound, I’m not crazy about the idea of landing at Orient Point and then driving the entire breadth of Long Island just to get back home, especially with the way the schmuck-head drivers are here.
So, my tentative itinerary as it stands now is to plow through the Bronx, then hit I-95 in Connecticut and then shoot up north via I-91. I’ll have to cut through the White Mountains to get to my ultimate destination (Jackson), but I’m sure Hidalgo can handle it. :-D Another plus side is that I’ll pass near not only Yankee Candle headquarters, but also Kringle Candle as well, recently opened up by the very family that first started Yankee Candles. It’s gonna be candle-licious!
After that, I should hopefully be nestled safe and sound in the beauty of the White Mountains by the end of the day, ready to explore, geocache, dine, and shop in the regions of Jackson, Conway, Glen and whatever else is up there. Oh, and maybe prance around a huge Christmas tree if I can find one.
I hope this will be the shot in the arm I need to get me back into a more festive mood for Christmas again. I’ve been so meh this year that I haven’t even played any Christmas music yet. I know, I’m a real Scrooge these days.
In the meantime, if you’re a native of New Hampshire, what would you suggest I visit while I’m there?