Welcome to the Jan/Feb issue of our newsletter featuring the East Coast of the USA! We hope you enjoy this month's newsletter as we traverse the coast from New York to Maine to Florida. As always, your feedback is welcome.
Dan Parlow and the MyTripJournal team
STORY:'For the Love of the Game'
By Sandra, Steve, Evan, and Connor Rogers
Outside the Baseball Hall of Fame
(courtesy The Rogers family)
After breakfast we depart on our way to Cooperstown, home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. We get back on I-90 and exit at Herkimer, where we take Hwy 28 south to Cooperstown. This is a nice rural, county road with homes made out of brick, and narrow roads through small towns, where the houses are very close to the road. The leaves are still on some of the trees and the bright red colours are still visible in abundance. It is a nice crisp fall day; we drive along Otsego Lake, there are hills all around, surrounding the lake.
Cooperstown is a small town of around 2,000 people; it was founded in 1786 by Judge William Cooper, father of James Fenimore Cooper, author of 'Last of the Mohicans'.
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PHOTO: 'The Lighthouse'
By Gary and Barb Gee
Historian Edward Rowe Snow wrote, "Portland Head and its light seem to symbolize the state of Maine -- rocky coast, breaking waves, sparkling water and clear, pure salt air."
If you visit this lighthouse at Cape Elizabeth, near Portland Maine, you will agree it is a stately reminder of days gone by when these bastions helped to provide safe navigation in the treacherous waters off the coasts around the world. The lighthouse was completed in January 1791 and has seen many configurations over the years.
This lighthouse is situated in Fort Williams Park, an urban oasis near Portland. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was known to walk from Portland to the lighthouse and it is believed that this was the inspiration for his poem, 'The Lighthouse'.
More on the interesting history of this lighthouse can be found here.
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Bob & Gretchen Dawson
My Travel Homepage :
World cruise aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2
From Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 109 days
Ports of Call:
Were able to visit 41 cities and 25 countries on five continents
How to Pass the Time:
Gretchen enjoyed playing Mah Jongg and Bridge while Bob spent his spare time at the gym and attending various lectures. They both partook in many of the dance classes the ship offered including: tango, waltz, rumba, and the cha cha.