We typically fly into Boston and take either the Dartmouth Coach bus from the airport to Lebanon, or the little "puddle jumper" plane from Cape Air. On this particular trip, we took the bus to Lebanon and on the way back to Boston we took the plane. It was a great way to really capture ALL the beauty of New England from both land and sky! I always sit next to the window to enjoy the view when I fly and take LOTS of pictures. The clouds from UP above are quite a sight. I thought you might like to see them too, so here is a little slideshow from our wonderful Southwest Air flight into Boston.
OK, so we landed safely and grabbed some lunch "to go" from one of our favorite places: Dunkin' Donuts. Besides great coffee and donuts, they also have some of the best sandwiches around. I like the chicken or tuna salad on either the croissant (toasted) or a wrap. DELICIOUS! We had about 30 minutes before our Bus left the airport for Lebanon. Just the right amount of time to get food to enjoy on the 3 hour bus trip. They showed LORAX on the TV screen during the ride which was great because I had never seen that movie. It was one of the BEST animated movies I've seen to date. Dr. Seuss was a GENIUS! I completely understood everything the movie was saying and was in total agreement with it. Once we got to Lebanon, it was only about a 15-20 minute drive to Enfield. SuperHubby's parents were waiting at the Bus Stop for us. The foliage was beautiful and I soaked it all in as we drove to the Bed and Breakfast. When we pulled in, I excitedly hopped out of the car to go check us in while SH (I'm just gonna abbreviate SuperHubby from now on) waited in the car with his parents. They enjoyed some nice quiet time catching up and visiting. This was their view from inside the car.
After a wonderful evening with the 'rents and sister and brother in law, we headed back to our home away from home. I tend to only sleep 4 hours and then wake up rearing to go and start living my day. I was looking forward to sneaking downstairs to the kitchen and getting my writing done in the wee hours of the morning while everyone else in the house was still asleep. I woke up at 3, grabbed my Trader Joe's recycled grocery bag (I use this to carry my laptop and supplies) and headed quietly downstairs. I set up my "office" and got to work.
We paid the normal rate of $135 a night (plus tax) for our 2 night stay. If you stay 4 nights or longer, you get a discounted rate of $110 per night (right now, during this season). It is WORTH so MUCH MORE. I typically pay (well, SH does) for our rooms when traveling. However, I will always disclose when I am sponsored or hosted for a stay. My integrity is NOT situational and my reviews are always HONEST and from my HEART. Whether or not I am paying $$ for a stay has no bearing on my experience and my review. I (and my opinion) cannot be bought.