Val! and Ness pose for a shot prior to disembarkation.
Ness in front of Val!'s house in Rutherford, ready to go see some fall colors and some Salem witches!
Val! driving down the road-e-doe with some lovely fall colors in the background.
Probably one of the top 5 most beautiful sites I have ever seen in my life.
I couldn't resist tampering with the scene in Photoshop
Val! in front of our new favorite spot.
Nessy with the pretty background - doesn't look real does it?
Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold.
The windy road of barely upstate NY
One of the picturesque "7 lakes"
Look at those Autumnal hues!
Val! and Ness want in on the pretty background action
Val! and Ness avec fill-flash
Crossing the bridge to Bear Mountain..
Val! stretches for some breakfast
Val! at breakfast
Nessy at breakfast. This photo seems so 70s to me.
Some amazing leaf-changing action!
Look at those colors!
I liked the way my hand looked in the sunlight
Cross on the hill - This reminded me of Thao
Collage of me driving, starting with me not being aware Val! was taking pics to me being painfully aware.
We enter Boston - look at the line of clouds
Entering the pumpkin area
Ness with brochure
Welcome to Boston!!! My postcard. hah
A little tired of photo taking, but the wind seemed to agree with my hair at least.
Val! - a li'l confused. Good lighting though.
This way, that way, witch way. hah hah
Ness on the phone, pumpkins in the background. I am trying to locate Albert.
Wow look at all those pumpkins
Val! still can't find the wall of pumpkins... LOOK BEHIND YOU!
Wow - loads of pumpkins!
Over 30,000 of them
There were pumpkins of all kinds.. Heart Pumpkins
A kitty cat pumpkin..
Val! with the kitty pumpkin
I was talking to Albert - making plans to meet up later that would never come to fruition.
Albert and I hug for the camera
Let's talk and walk.
Not sure what to say about this one
I had to stop and ask for directions. :) "Which way to Salem?"
Val, dolled out in Boston
So pretty - Boston in the evening fall light.
I was sooo cold waiting in line to get into a reenactment of the witchcraft in Salem that Val! gave me a clean pair of socks to put on my hands!
Posing with my lovely sock gloves.
Val! with the carnival of Salem over yonder
Look at the pedestrians in Salem!
Dinner in Boston (or, our romantic dinner in Boston)
Sporting the sinner menu
Val! isn't really bored, she just pretends to be... Seriously!
Val! rockin' the restaurant
Me - oh so sweet
Enter hotel room
It did the trick
Our utilitarian kitchen
Val in our room
Val! taking photos of herself. Not at all an uncommon occurence.
The view from the exit of our hotel
Val! looking a little Boy George as we left the hotel the following morning.
Me with the pretty trees in the background walking out of the hotel.
Look at the fiery red tree we found! It's on the Avid lot!
Me looking down at Val!
again - Ness looking down at Vallers
Val! with the orange Avid tree 1
Val! huddles on the orange blanketed ground
Val lurves the Avid
Did you know Val! was an Avid expert?
View leaving Avid HQ.
Stone wall - shot for Mom
Yikes, pointy stone wall! It hurt'ed
Val! wanted me to sit on the pokey stone wall. She is so mean sometimes.
Or did I like it?
Hey! Val! Thanks! you got directions!!!
I liked the lighting :)
"witch house" yeah right - just the only structure still standing from the 1600s
Get her in the gallows
Look at the festivities!
Carnivalesque stands all around
I think this is SO COOL - witch hats and aprons!
We're on the phone w/Mom :)
"You'd love it here Mom!!!"
Myy *favorite* witch hat so far.
Check out the hats and signage
Look at all these cool hats guys!
Me and Vallers heading to get some education about the witch trials
See there - witch museum. Sounds cool eh
but we just ended up buying tickets and coming back later
I think this lil kid is getting face paint
Carnival! and lots of ppl
Neat sign huh? It was on an empty lot where they were selling t-shirts! I almost got one for Justin that said "333 - only half bad" but they only had it in small! :)
Val! was a sport and posed with pretty decorations
Pretty lighting, haunted house, and carnival
Vals got da tix for the wax museum. Not the cool stands outside.
Hello, Wax Mr. Nathanial Hawthorne.
Hello Wax Witch Woman (not really but you were accused and so punished!)
Ness is learning some stuff inside the wax museum, along with other patrons
Tombstone rubbings! Still in my purse
Val! rocks the faux tombstone rubbings
really COOL tombstones
Val! and Ness loving the cemetery
Val! and Ness - we're having such fun now
Our rubbings and the cemetery
Val! loves the dead
The dead have looong shadows
Let's chat, so tell me your problems. Worms you say?
Val! really loves the dead. I mean, I guess the guy in this sarcophagus probably appreciated the visit.
Just having some fun.
Witch way to the cemetery?
Cemetery all around!
Hanging with my peeps
Some people say I am a witch. Whatevs. I'm HOT.
Detail of a really cool building
Really cool and completely out of place building
Really cool and completely out of place building continued - also set at a very odd angle to the street
Val! hanging by the wharf
The coolest motorcycle ever
This cyclist means business
Look what happens if you cross this motorcycler wrong!
Hi little buddy. Enjoy your ride? You seem to be having some, er, uh, skin issues.
This bookstore seemed so Mom and Sharlin.
Scary hair = spray on but still neato
Val! is supposed to be getting crushed by a massive pumpkin in this pic - suspend disbelief.
I Love big pumpkins. Is there anything better? Look how HUGE this pumpkin is in relation to me!
Would you like to see our play? We can't! We have to leave. :(
Stopping for a photo op with the capital building of Providence, RI.
Providence Capital Building
Providence, RI captial
Thanks for the trip Vallie! - it was fun.
Nessy says "thanks for dropping me at home Vallers. I love you and solute ya!"