Our whirlwind road trip honeymoon!!

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  1. Ronni

    Ronni Hardy Maple

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    Honeymoon road trip time!

    Masks- check. Sanitizer-check. Rubbing alcohol-check. Disposable gloves-check. Negative test results-check. Cooler of food so we don’t have to go in to eat anywhere-check.

    If only they made a car sized porta- potty!

    Very different kind of road trip than we’ve ever done before. The Covid prep has been considerable-everything from getting tested (negative) the day before we got on the road, to bringing a backpack filled with cleaning items so we can sanitize the entire Airbnb we’re staying at, to packing food in the cooler so we don’t have to go in anywhere except to stop for gas and bathroom, and even that with a list of its own virus protocols because I’m paranoid!!

    Unfortunately we had to really shorten the trip because Ron’s work has blown up (not typical for this time of the year) and he has to get back.I mean the increased workload is a good problem, but still.

    We had a whirlwind trip and experienced 80 degree temps, morning snow, leaf peeping, mountains, dear friends and family, and going back in time to an authentic 1904 Victorian house/Airbnb! All Covid protocols in place of course. Our friends in the various locations all had negative test results

    There were travel restrictions in various places we visited or travelled through, but it’s only seriously monitored in airports. Still, we were aware we could have been pulled over because we have TN tags, but the various state websites I visited indicated that a recent negative virus test plus “just passing through” would solve any potential problems for us.

    Here’s a collage photo of a lovely outside dining place we went for lunch while we were in Syracuse.

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    Us with Ron’s sister Robin and Brother I’m law Don
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    The Photos below depict scenery in the general area where we stayed with them, in the mountains of New Hampshire.

    Their gorgeous home with windows everywhere to take advantage of their spectacular views!
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    A working sugar shack, used for making maple syrup.
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    Quechee Gorge
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  3. Ronni

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    The town square in Lyme, the local village 15 minutes down the mountain from their house
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    The scenery is breathtaking. We walked everywhere! This is a beaver pond a mile from their house
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    WJohn and Beth from across the creek walked with us one day. We walked up a hill to another neighbor’s property who has thoughtfully provided lawn chairs, picnic table and fire pit for local folks to use while they sit and enjoy the spectacular view!
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    Some local color
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    I love all the autumn colours Ronni and that beaver pond looks an ideal place to while away a few hours. So glad you two enjoyed your trip even if it was cut short. Thanks for the photographs.
     
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    I very much enjoyed those foto’s. I have been to Lyme in the fall and hiked in the area. It was awfully pretty then, and your foto's of the area show its beauty as well.
    But I liked ALL of your pics.
    You guys had a great trip looks like.
     
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    Beautiful scenery ! Glad all went well and you had a great time !
     
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    Ronni this trip looked wonderful! It makes me happy that you could still have a gorgeous and fun honeymoon safely in the middle of a pandemic!
     
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    We quarantined for several days after we came home, then got a Covid test yesterday. Predictably our results came back negative. Now we can be around family again!

    My stepdaughter had a baby 3 weeks ago so we were particularly concerned being around her and the baby with their lowered immunity, but the negative result meant that they could come over and visit!!

    Here’s Ron ... proud Papa!!
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