Our New England Road trip
2021 New England Road trip Sept 26-Oct 5
We left Home at 8 am and stopped at McDonald’s for breakfast $6.27 and drove through Missouri, and we drove through Illinois, and we drove through Indiana, and we drove through Ohio. We stopped for the night and stayed in room 403 at Hampton Inn Wheeling West Virginia after driving for 11 hours. (Which we booked on points) We walked across the parking lot to Bob Evans and were pleasantly surprised to see they served alcoholic beverages. $43.60 We do not like eating this late, but we were hungry. We just made it before they closed. I had the roast beef and steve had chicken. The food was mediocre.
We left the next morning at 7:30 and drove through Pennsylvania. We drove through New Jersey where the only rest stops were for trucks, and we never saw a welcome to New Jersey sign. We have not been to New Jersey since we lived here 50 years ago. Then we drove through New York. We stopped for the night at Hampton Inn room 415 in Stamford Connecticut. (Which we booked on points) The staff was inept, and the hotel was very tired, and the restaurant was closed. We had dinner at Divina Modern Italian Restaurant. $90.14 We shared oysters and each of us had cannelloni. It was exceptionally good. This was our first-time visiting Connecticut.
We left the next morning about 7:30 and came to the first welcome center in Connecticut. We drove through Connecticut, New York and stopped for the night at the Marriot in Newport Rhode Island room 412. This hotel is genuinely nice and has a lovely bar with amazing views. (Which we booked on points however parking and the bar tab was $192.42) The bellman at the hotel recommended we have dinner at the mooring. It had a lovely view of the water. We shared mussels and shared a tuna sandwich and fries. $95.92 It poured down rain. This was our first-time visiting Rhode Island.
We drove to Wareham Massachusetts to Candy and Russ’s house. We drove around and took pictures of nearby places. We drove another hour to the Captain David Kelley house in Centerville Cape Cod. $501.28 We had the patience room. We drove to Spanky's clam shack for dinner. Steve had the broiled seafood combo, and I had the fried seafood combo. Both were particularly good. We at outside on the water. It was quite chilly. $135.33 This was our first time to Massachusetts.