MA/NH/VT Trip Part 2

October 30th, 2008

I have been forgetting to post these. Here are the last of the digital layouts from our June vacation! All supplies from Designer Digitals unless noted.

  • Quack


Katie Pertiet: Traveler Brushes-n-Stamps
Jesse Edwards: Clean and Serene Solids
Mindy Terasawa: Flutter Butter Kit (Paper, ribbon, rub-on)
Ali Edwards: Travel Memory Title + Journal Photo Overlays
Pattie Knox: Brad Bonanza – Digital Fasteners
Kellie Mize: Tortuga Template No. 11
Font: Garamond

  • Plimoth

Journaling: Driving south for one day, we visited Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts. We visited several sections of the plantation including the Wampanoag homesite where we watched women cooking, spoke to native people and found shelter in a traditional wetu (house) when it started to rain. We also visited the 1627 English village where we met townspeople, saw the gardens and animals and stepped indoors into their timber-framed houses to escape the rain. A few “characters” performed well by passing along the gossip and ideas of the day.


Katie Pertiet: White Cabana paper
Katie Pertiet: Traveler Stamps
Katie Pertiet: Stacked PhotoClusters No.2 (altered)
Katie Pertiet: Basic Bare Chipboard Alpha (colored)
Fonts: Copperplate and Garamond

  • Rain Delay

Journaling: Rain fell on us almost every day of our trip to Boston, New Hampshire and Vermont. We considered it a mixed blessing. It was wet and inconvenient, but it keep the typical heat and humidity at bay.

No where did the rain strike the most havoc for us than at the Plimoth Plantation. Our day started bright and sunny, but then thunder rolled in and it poured. We had previously had times of short showers but this time it rained and rained and rained. We were visiting the Wampanoag Homesite when it first rained. We ran for cover and hid inside a wetu house. After a while the rain dripped into the wetu and we were getting wet again. We ran for the English village. We found a house with no drips and a fire. We stayed there for a long time, talking with the “characters” in the house while the rained continued to pour.

Eventually it started raining much lighter and we were able to finish visiting the village. Later, we drove to the Mayflower and the Plymouth rock, where it also rained.

The rain certainly affected our day, but we persevered regardless.


Katie Pertiet: Cabana white paper
Ali Edwards: The Story Word Art + Hand-Drawn Brushes
Lynn Grieveson: Breezy Flowers
Font: Naked God, Garamond, Arial Black

  • Plimoth 2

Journaling: Stepping back in time, experiencing life as people once lived it, learning about history and culture, feeling blessed that I live in modern day America – these are things that I love about visiting historical reenactments.


Katie Pertiet: Vintage Frames Large
Katie Pertiet: Hanging Tag Staple
Katie Pertiet: Embraced Sentiments
Jesse Edwards: Indigo Solids
Jesse Edwards: Fabric Overlays
Anna Aspnes:12X12 Distressed Edge Overlays No.3 (recolored)

  • Under Construction

Journaling: We couldn’t see Plimoth Rock – the rock was truly underneath a pile of construction.


Katie Pertiet: Hydrangea Solid Blue
Katie Pertiet: Drop Shadow Styles
Katie Pertiet: Grunge Overlays No. 3
Katie Pertiet: Basic Bare Chipboard Alpha
Katie Pertiet: Ad Challenge 5/11/08
Kellie Mize: Double Dates No. 1
Ali Edwards: The Story Word Art
Ali Edwards: Layered Template No. 2 (circle)
Font: 1942 Report

  • Battle Road

Journaling: From 17th century Massachusetts at Plimoth, we stepped forward in time to the Revolutionary war period with a trip to Lexington, the battle road and Concord. We started with an excellent introduction the the conflict at the Minute Man National Historic Park. The program, The Road to Revolution, tells the story of Paul Revere’s Ride and the battles at Lexington, along the Battle Road and at the North Bridge.

While we did visit the site of the first conflict at Lexington, we spent most of our time walking the Battle Road trail, which depicts historic sites and events along the road which the British soldiers were forced back down by the patriots. One nice site along the route is the Hartwell Tavern, a restored house and tavern along the battle road.

Jackie did not enjoy the walk along the battle road as she felt tired and uneasy at the thought of a bloody battle having occurred along the same route she walked. Jennifer, who would have enjoyed the walk, suffered from hunger as we hadn’t planned for lunch very well.


Katie Pertiet: From My Porch paper
Katie Pertiet: Traveler Stamps
Jesse Edwards: Clean and Serene Solids
Ali Edwards: Road Trip Memory Title And Journal
Font: Garamond and Century Gothic

  • New Hampshire Lakes

Journaling: I dreamed of discovering peace and quiet on a lake in New Hampshire. I was not disappointed. Our short time in New Hampshire consisted of lake swimming at White Oak Pond, boating on Squam Lake and a visit to Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. Squam Lake and White Oak Pond were impressive – extremely beautiful and quiet. It gave me the peace and relaxation I had dreamed.


Jesse Edwards: Clean and Serene Solids
Katie Pertiet: Frame, Traveler Stamps, 2nd Hand Titles
Kellie Mize: Double Date No. 1
Fonts: Garamond

  • Vermont Country

Journaling: We loaded the car and headed through on a tour of central Vermont. Driving through the back roads of Vermont we spotted numerous farms and covered bridges among the rolling hills. In the Green Mountains National Forest we walked the Robert Frost Trail, a 1.2 mile loop with Robert Frost poems posted along the trail. Our Vermont lodging consisted of the nice Churchill House Inn Bed and Breakfast outside Brandon, VT. We were served delicious omelets, croissants and fruit for breakfast. Near the Churchill house, we walked a beautiful path into the Green Mountains. We did not walk too far because of the dreaded mosquitoes which were descending on us.


Katie Pertiet: Fresh Botanicals No.2
Katie Pertiet: 2nd Hand Titles
Katie Pertiet: Traveler Stamps
Katie Pertiet: Postage Frames No.2
Pattie Knox: Brad Bonanza – Digital Fasteners
Lynn Grieveson: Breezy Flowers
Fonts: Plantagenet Cherokee and Garamond

  • New England

Journaling: While the history and historic architecture of the northeast creates an appreciation for the “old days” there are many, many months when you can’t see it because it is covered with snow. I am reminded of the joy of being able to drive to the snow when I want it and to go back home sans snow.

Mosquitoes, black flies, “mud” season and snow? No thanks, I think I’ll stay here in sun drenched California.

It may be a part of the United States. It may It may even be filled with English speaking citizens. But visiting the New England states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont remind me of the differences in my California world.

While hiking trails abound in the northeast, mosquitoes abound as well. While in California you can take a hike 24/7/365 and not need insect repellent. Do I even need to explain how lovely it is not to have to pack insect repellent?

While the trees are green and lush in the northeast, the rain is also abundant and creates quite a mess during “mud season.” While California could use a little bit more rain, I am just as well pleased we do not have an entire season of mud.


Katie Pertiet: From My Porch paper, Stacked PhotoClusters No.2 and Strong Words Brushes and Stamps
Ali Edwards:
The Story Word Art + Hand-Drawn Brushes
Fonts: Garamond

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