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Plane porthole

After Canada… more travel

It was a whirlwind after leaving the Great White North, with a stop back in Vermont for a recap visit with friends and an amazing concert featuring Trombone Shorty and Gary Clark, Jr.

Then on to Boston to visit other friends and attend an “Off The Eaten Path” food and history tour of the North End (read my review here) & 4th of July Fireworks…

A few days in Philadelphia/NJ area to clean out our storage space in prep for leaving for Casablanca, then back to Baltimore.

We stayed with family and did our own little Charm City tour with stops at the legendary Cafe Hon, and Miss Shirley’s.

Then we headed back to Cayman for a little over a week to visit our old stomping ground… and even more catch-ups with old friends.  And a massive Aladdin-themed cake done by a dear friend and the staff of the Ritz-Carlton.

Aladdin-themed cake

Aladdin-themed cake

Upon returning to Baltimore, we settled in for the get-set-for-Casablanca segment by getting the pets cleared to fly and sorting through Every-Single-Thing-We-Now-Own-On-The-Planet in the basement of my folks’ place.

Ahead of us was the task of getting the USDA clearance up in Robbinsville, NJ and then waiting until the 11th…

Except for one small thing…

Summer Break, Makes Me Feel Fine

After Firefly, the rest of this summer so far has seemed to have simultaneously flew by and stood still.

It seems that we aren’t quite able to catch our breaths even though we are on holiday.  It’s not in a bad way, it’s exciting and awesome to be traveling the east coast and catching up with old friends, there’s just a lot of sorting out stuff that needed to/still needs to happen.

So, in keeping with that, let’s go as much as possible up to now to do what needs to be done…

Thank you to New York area rest stops for having these machines:

Kosher Snacks

Kosher Snacks

and to Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant in Clifton Park, NY for the linguistic assist.

Pancho's Food Guide

Pancho’s Food Guide

Finally arriving in Vermont to rejoin up with old Cayman friends, John & Mandy, we strolled around Winooski Falls and saw a rainbow, drank some good wine along with a nice chocolate truffle, went on a tour of Ben & Jerry’s, and tried to keep Vermont weird.

A few days later, we headed to Montreal, where fate decreed that we were to park in a spot, where parking is prohibited during the one hour of the one day per week that the city does street cleaning, Merci beaucoup.

At least the street trash was pretty.

Montreal street trash

Montreal street trash

Coming next, Poutine, Sangria, Charcuterie, Bagels and more…