Jill and Tom's 2007 travels travel blog


After 4 months and more than 11,500 miles travelling across the US, there are so many items that create lasting memories. If you leave the interstate and drive along state highways, well the opportunities seem limitless. Since we know you haven't got all day, here is a brief list of a few places that really impressed us:

Best view from the top - Cadillac mountain, Acadia National Park

Best view from the bottom - Bryce Canyon NP, Utah

Best scenic Highway - The "Million Dollar Highway", Ouray to Silverton, Colorado

Best Beer Special - $2, 20 oz. Shipyard Ales, Portland Maine

Best meal deal - Free BBQ, Newport, Rhode Island pub at terminus of Cliff Walk

Best Romantic meal - Seventh Lake House, Adirondack Park, NY

Best Walk - Cliff Walk, Newport, Rhode Island

Best Hike - (tie) The Narrows and Angels Landing, Zion National Park

Best Cycle - Carriage Roads, Acadia National Park

Best Campsite - On the beach of Lake Erie in Erie, PA.

Best "americana" diner - Erie Pa, across from the campsite

Best Lighthouse - Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada

Best "beer and a sunset" - Lubec, Maine

Best Southern Meal - Natchez, Mississippi

Best Southern Hospitality - Natchez, Mississippi

Best Southern Twang - French Camp, Mississippi

Best Local specialty - (tie) Fresh crab claws and Wild Blueberry ice cream, Maine

Best "Freebie" - Tour of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Kanab, Utah

Best Library - Camden, Maine

Best Ice Cream - Graeter's, Cincinnati, Ohio

Best place to watch an Ironman triathlon - LaGrange, Ky.

Best bike trail - Cape Cod Bike trail

Best mountain bike trail - Slickrock, Moab, Utah

Best marketing plan for a dead tourist town - Dodge City, Kansas

Best scenery on an interstate - I-86, Upstate, New York

Best hospitality - Everyone who offered us lodging during our trip - Thank You!

And finally,

Best interstate for an argument - I-10, Houston, Texas



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