As all proper road-trippers know, a journey on I-90 into NY should involve a stop at Niagara Falls.
After our brief tour of Barcelona, we were ready to lay our eyes on this massive waterfall. While the American side is not as picturesque as the Canadian side, these falls are still magnificent to behold.
A quick clicks of our shutters and a selfie or two later, we were off to Albany!
While I had lived in Albany for almost 4 years for medical school, I had never been to the Saratoga Battlefield. On my birthday, we ventured to this historic location for a morning of exploration.
As we read about the battles of Saratoga, we even saw a bald eagle. Quite the American adventure.
Over the couple of days, Lisa and I headed down to Boston to visit our aunts and explore a couple of cute towns in Maine and New Hampshire.
We started with Portland, ME where we had delicious bagels, tasty donuts, and a lovely morning walk in the misting rain.
Then we headed to Kennebunkport, and stopped at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, which was built in 1887. The church also has a small outdoor chapel which was built on the spot where a fort once stood to protect ships in the harbor during the War of 1812.
For lunch, we headed to Portsmouth, NH for some chowder at the Portsmouth Brewery before heading to Boston for the night.
It was a whirlwind of a day, but we had a blast!