There are always two major factors to any Kelley Family Getaway...
#1. Chad Kelley ALWAYS books our flights at the BUTT crack of dawn (why I continue to let him make our flight plans, I'll never really know..;) Actually, I take that back... I DO know why he does it. He likes to get to our destination as soon as humanly possible to begin our adventure...which I actually appreciate...except not at FOUR in the morning when my stomach and baby belly absolutely DO NOT want to cooperate with the early morning wake up call.
and #2. Plans and itineraries are merely suggestions of what we'd like to accomplish during our trip. How we get there and in which order things are done is all left to chance. Chance, and a good pair of walking shoes, that is. :)
After a "SOMEWHAT" interesting start to our trip.. (read: I almost went rogue, pregnant, Mexican on this self righteous, SHAMELESS couple and their family of FIVE for trying to CUT in front of at least 150 people waiting to get through the security checkpoint at DFW airport...justifying their bad examples by simply saying "they were running late... and that I was a "bad Christian" for not letting them cut in front of us". Seriously?!?!?! We were ALL late and had somewhere to be... that line was RIDICULOUS!! Basically, words were exchanged..(I was BEYOND livid by this point, showing my apparently "non-christian" colors and was ready to go down swingin'...) when they FINALLY went to the back of the line, where they should've started all along...
Determined to NOT let this crazy, too-early-for-confrontation, confrontation stand in my way of a great trip, we refocused on the task at hand. NEW ENGLAND!! First up, our pre-dawn flight took us to Boston to pick up our rental car... where we took to the road and headed north to Salem, Massachusetts.
Quaint little street in Salem
On our way to the Salem Witch Museum
Creepy entry stones into the local cemetery...
One of the memorial stones for those involved in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692
Next stop: Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Our home base for the next three days :)
On the road again... :)
back to our cute little hotel for the night. The Port Inn
Next Up: We head NORTH to Portland, Maine along the coast