Taking the Northern Route

This is the final segment of our No-fly Trip to Paris. We disembarked from the Queen Mary 2 in New York, reclaimed our car, and drove back to California.


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Our first stop was the family farm in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. We rested up and celebrated the Fourth of July.
Driving west near the Canadian border, we reached Alexandria Bay, New York where we took a tour of the 1000 Islands and Boldt Castle.
We drove south, across the state of New York, along the shore of Lake Cayuga, to Corning, NY, home of the Corning Museum of Glass
Hopewell Furnace, Pennsylvania, is an 18th century blast furnace. There was a whole community supporting the cast iron business.
Williamsburg, Virginia was important in the early years of the country, and has been recreated to allow us to better understand life in colonial America
Shirley Plantation, Monticello, Blue Ridge and the Greenbrier.
The Midlands: West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois
Galena, Illinois was the home of Ulysses S. Grant. The city grew prosperous as a lead mining center.
Into the West: Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota
The Black Hills of  South Dakota
Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and home to California