CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

October 3, 2013

Autumn Leaf-Peeping, Shopping, and Touring in New England

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

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AUTUMN LEAF-PEEPING, SHOPPING, AND TOURING IN NEW ENGLAND

Jay Peak, Vermont

Jay Peak, Vermont

I find it strange that through the years I’ve been asked two questions concerning my after-summer trips to New England:

  • Are you leaf-peeping?
  • Are you going to the outlet malls?
  • Are you doing the “touristy” things like visiting the mansions in Newport, Rhode Island or Nantucket off the shores of Cape Cod?

My response is

  • I can step out my front door and leaf peep, and I can see the most gorgeous leaves right here in Southwestern Pennsylvania. In fact, autumn leaves in Southwestern Pennsylvania rival Maine’s display any day.
  • Why would I travel to New England to shop at outlet malls when we have superior outlet malls close to home on Rt. 208 in Grove City?
  • Most of our New England visits have centered on researching my genealogy, researching information for my historic romance novel, or visiting friends and relatives, and making new friends.

On our last visit to New England, five years ago, I suggested to my husband Monte that we (more…)

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