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Donna from Mo    Posted 02-03-2004 at 12:47:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am considering traveling with my son in law to New England in 2005. He and I would both love to see that part of the country, and none of the rest of our family is interested. Depending on her interests at the time, we might take his daughter (my granddaughter) along; she'd be 10 then. I'd be footing the bill for this, so if it happens, I want it to be right. What airport is the best to come into? We'll rent a car once we're there. What time of year is best? Shall we come in the fall when the whole world descends upon New England, or some other time? Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Les    Posted 02-03-2004 at 15:03:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well now. Hehheh. What is it that you're interested in seeing? Historical stuff around Boston? Cape Cod. Maine coast. Mountains and lakes of NH? Vermont? Tourist attractions?
I ain't a real big fan of southern New England and especially Boston. It's maybe one of the most confusing places to visit and get around in. Don't know about the Burlington, VT or Portland or Bangor, ME airports but the one in Manchester, NH is a breeze compared to Boston's Logan.
Summer is great. Lots of people here. Fall foliage is beautiful. Enduring the week it's not so bad. Lots of people but they're somehow easier to put up with than the summer people.
Naturally I'm especially fond of New Hampshire. We've got at least a little bit of everything. Vermont and Maine come in close behind. Vermont may have the edge for foliage. Maine of course has a long coastline.
You can't go wrong. There's lots of great things to see and do and we're all "tourist friendly".


Donna    Posted 02-03-2004 at 15:15:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the comments. Believe it or not, the thing that first motivated my son-in-law to want to visit that part of the country was the fact that his favorite author, Steven King, was born in Maine. I love historical sites and museums, and I'm sure he will enjoy that kind of thing also. It's just that everybody says, "If you're going to New England, you MUST go in the fall when leaves are colorful." I was wondering how much a priority we should make of that. He'll be driving, once we land at whatever airport seems to be the most economical. I'm not wild about anything in Boston, myself. I just heard that flying there might be cheaper, since we're renting a car, than going to another airport closer to our destination.


Fawteen    Posted 02-03-2004 at 15:35:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Check on flights into Bangor. I think you'll find them quite reasonable.

Bangor is also SK's home town.

We'll have to get together if you do that, I'm about an hour from Bangor.


Donna from Mo    Posted 02-03-2004 at 15:39:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Fawteen. I'll look at prices to Bangor. I have lots of time to plan, because I won't do it till I have the money saved, and I'm saving for other trips right now also. I may need to get a second job(no way).


Les    Posted 02-03-2004 at 16:13:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can't speak about the other airports but I know there are many different airlines that are at Manchester, including Southwest, Continental, Northwest and Delta. When I flew to Milwaukee, I was on Northwest. If you can get a flight from them out of Kansas City to either Pittsburgh or Detroit, that would make the connection easy.
Must be lots of websites that the states have that would give you all kinds of info about everything.
Foliage is great and you won't regret it if you come then. First couple weeks of October is when that's about peak.


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