#RunningTo Weeks 25 & 26 in Review: Niagara Falls, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Acadia National Park, Boston

So. I apologize. In racing across eastern Canada and New England to make it back to Eden in time for Thanksgiving, I missed blogging last week. THERE WAS NO TIME.

To rectify the situation, I’ve combined this week’s usual “week in review” into a double-dose of weekly review goodness. It all started with my first visit to Niagara Falls — the “Grand Canyon of the East,” as I like to call it. Gorgeous.

Despite the -5 degree frigidity (Celsius, thank goodness), Canada treated me just as handsomely as the previous two times. From Toronto to Ottawa to Montreal, the sights were special; the people, even more so.

Acadia National Park in eastern Maine was a definite highlight of this trip. It was awesome to be there in the off-season when it’s free, hardly anyone else is there, and did I mention it was totally FREE? I’d never before ventured to those uppermost regions of New England, so it was a refreshing collection of moments.

And then BAHSTON to wrap it all up.

Enjoy these moments from the wandering weeks that were, and stay tuned this Monday for a special announcement and the beginning of the end! (Dun dun dun . . . join my newsletter for first dibs on the big reveal.)

#RunningTo: Niagara Falls

N I A G A R A

#RunningTo: Niagara Falls

The seagulls were more popular photo opps than the Falls themselves. No kidding.

#RunningTo: Toronto, ON

Which way to Toronto?

#RunningTo: Toronto, ON

I bet NOBODY in Toronto has done this before now.

#RunningTo: Snow

Canada.

#RunningTo: Ottawa, ON

Frigid temperatures aside, the Canadian flame burns eternally in Ottawa.

#RunningTo: Montreal, QC

Not in Kansas anymore . . .

#RunningTo: Montreal, QC

MONTREAL. A bit nippy out.

#RunningTo: Montreal, QC

Save me from this language barrier, Katniss.

#RunningTo: Montreal, QC

Notre Dame in Old Montreal!

#RunningTo: Montreal, QC

THE FINAL POUTINE: Pepperoni & Mushroom Edition.

#RunningTo: Montreal, QC

Couchsurfed with these two in Montreal after first meeting them in South Dakota! Oh this life.

#RunningTo: Acadia National Park

About to enter a magical wonderland in Maine!

#RunningTo: Acadia National Park

Ice walls at Acadia!

#RunningTo: Acadia National Park

Some Acadian shoreline.

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Atop Cadillac Mountain at Acadia. One of my favorites from this entire trip.

#RunningTo: Boston, MA

Church graveyard in the heart of Boston.

#RunningTo: Boston, MA

Paul Revere’s grave! The humble little Holy Grail of tombs, basically.

#RunningTo: Boston, MA

Old Ironsides! Hadn’t seen this guy since my youth. I’m a bit bigger now.

#RunningTo: Boston, MA

BUNKER HILL. I need a new big tall monument thing shtick.

#RunningTo: Boston, MA

F E N W A Y. In the rain.

#RunningTo: Boston, MA

Lovely lobster dinner provided by my Bostonian host! #blessed

#RunningTo: Thanksgiving Traffic

Insane pre-Thanksgiving traffic and yet I don’t seem to mind.

#RunningTo: Thanksgiving

What I raced back to Pennsylvania for. #blessedindeed

I hope y’all had the happiest of Thanksgivings! Anything lovely or quirky happen around the dinner table?

  • naturgesetz

    Nice that you got the spire of Park Street Church in the graveyard shot, as well as finding Paul Revere’s grave. And you certainly covered a lot of ground: all the way from Charlestown to Fenway. I hope Old Ironsides was open for a tour or at least a look-see.

  • Aunt Laurel J.

    All the photos are great,Tom! Especially enjoyed the one of family gathering for Thanksgiving.

    • Glad you enjoyed seeing the fam, Aunt Laurel! Such a fun Thanksgiving (especially with the Eagles playing).

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