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Sunday, June 17, 2012

A ride down to Historic Gloucester

Happy Father's Day!!

 
We are having another overcast day with bouts of sunshine ~ I know sounds weird but so true... We decided to take a nice long drive in the southeast direction down A1A through all the quaint towns towards Gloucester. Newburyport ~ Newbury ~ Rowley ~ Ipswich ~ Essex ~ Gloucester

Newburyport: This is a city with a long and rich history. A city where historic preservation has been the key to economic revitalization and whose foundation is based on maritime trade. A city who values its historic sites. As we drove and walked through many of the historic areas we saw that this is a place for revisiting. So much history and beauty!
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Plum Island Harbor Light
There are a lot of interesting things to see and do in Newburyport


Ipswich:  I was really excited about going through Ipswich since it is where the Clam Box is located.  The Clam box has been featured on the food network and other channels.  It is a clam shack that is in the shape of an old fashion Clam Box so of course I had to stop for lunch.  Also on our drive through there were many homes built in the 16 & 1700's.  Don't you find it amazing that homes built back then are still standing? 
Clam Box ~ Icon of Ipswich ~ Famous for Ipswich Clams
Gloucester:  I loved this place ~ an historic ship building and fishing port and also a well known artist community. It was heavily overcast on our day to visit But we managed to see a lot of the area never-the-less.


We had a ton of fun on our drive and hope to get a chance to explore this area further
Have Fun, Travel Safe & Stay Healthy!!!

6 comments:

Jerry and Suzy said...

Oh my, Donna and Ralph! You are whetting our appetites for our major trip east in about three years. Yes, it will take us that long to get ready for that one, for a number of reasons. We'll periodically peek in to where you are and what you are doing, so we can keep enthusiasm at a high level. New England, brace yourself, the LeRoys are gonna follow Tassie and her friends

Sue and Doug said...

glad that the two of you are enjoying your adventure on the eastern seaboard!..the clam restaurant looks fabulous.. I am sure that lunch was delicious!!!

Elaine said...

you two sure get around..i better get lots of rest before you hit our area :)...working on clearing our total schedule....:)

Levonne said...

Now I'm hungry for a clam box!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Did you try any clam chowda?

Bob and Jo said...

Congratulations, you have been awarded the Liebster blog award, http://bobandjotravelblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/liebster-blog-award.html

Get your mamogram & check up today... Early detection saved my life....

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