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Monday, 4 March 2013

US North East Trip – Vermont

It’s really long time no writing about the travel, and now I am back!

After Maine, we went to Vermont. In Korea and Japan, Vermont is very famous for Curry – everyone knows “Vermont Curry,” and they love it. If you doubt it, just ask anyone from Korea or Japan, they know it for sure.

Vermont is one of the New England state and second populous one in USA. It is also the only New England state not bordering the Atlantic Ocean. And in my personal view, it is very beautiful state.

Pavement in Mt. Mansfield

Pavement in Mt. Mansfield – One lane for both traffics

One place which caught my eyes was Mount Mansfield which is the highest in Vermont and also very beautiful.

Under a huge rock

Under a huge rock

The road in Mt. Mansfield is very nicely paved but you need to be careful when you drive because it is very wound and it becomes one lane for both traffic as you drive up to the mountain.

Mt. Mansfield

Mt. Mansfield

I guess this place is one of the “must go” place if you visit Vermont. I’d love to drive there again.

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Thursday, 27 September 2012

US North East Trip – Delaware and Connecticut

After Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we headed to Delaware,  the neighbouring state.

A bridge on the way to Delaware

Delaware is the second smallest state in America next to Rhode Island. According to the population, it is 45th which is 6th backward, but by the density, it is 6th. It has nickname of first state because it approved the US constitution first among  the original 13 states.

There are lots of dolphin statues in Rehoboth Beach

In the state of Delaware, we went to Rehoboth Beach. If you go to Rehoboth Beach from New Jersey, you don’t have to drive all the way – there is shortcut ferry from Cape May, New Jersey to Lewis, Delaware which is the harbour next to the beach.

Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach is not the huge one but it is small and lovely. You can see the beautiful Atlantic ocean. And the beach walk along the shore is very nicely made with wood panels. Everything is so pretty and lovely.

Atlantic Ocean!

On the beach side, there is a small size amusement park and the price was amazingly cheap!

It was my first time to see the Atlantic Ocean, so I tasted it to see if it is really salty. 🙂

Rehoboth Beach is very nice place just to relax, and it is about 40 minutes driving from Ocean City, Maryland.

After that, we did not spend the night there, we went our way to Connecticut. We stopped at a Safeway for gas and also we bought some really cheap ready foods there. When I was in Winnipeg, Canada, I always saw Safeways everywhere. But after I moved into Illinois, USA, I see lots of Dominick’s whose store interior or uniform are exactly the same, and even they sell Safeway brand products. When I was fuelling, even my Dominick’s membership card worked at Safeway’s gas bar!

Management School at Yale University

We slept at a Rest Area on the highway, and the next morning we went to Connecticut. There, we saw the Yale University, one of the most famous Ivy League school, and also we saw some of the city.

There were lots of smart looking young students, and I thought one of them (or more) is the future president of America. And I also had the same thought when I went to Harvard University seeing some of lazy and drunken student – he may be the future president of America. (If you can understand my joke).

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