I'm flying to Boston on the 16th and staying with kaffirlimeleaf ... or possibly not, depending on how her tidying goes :-) On Monday 18th I take the train up to Portland, Maine where I pick up a hire car, because there's no way I'm going to start off driving in a strange car in Boston! I'm staying with lapillus's charming parents who generously extended an invitation when they visited me in March.
Thursday 21st I head off to my nephew and his wife in Syracuse, NY via Burlington, Vermont. I've holidayed in Vermont before so thought a stop there would be pleasant - I may take the ferry across Lake Champlain thus bringing my forms of transport up to 4!
Next I cross the border into Canada and go up to Ottawa where I'll be visiting some other friends. It's a short one-night stay before I head off to Minnesota. I'll either drive around the top or bottom of Lake Superior depending on how tired I'm feeling from the driving . But about the middle of the week I should be arriving in Morris to stay with Weathergirl of Unhindered by Talent fame, and see her home - including the famous bathroom! She and her family have made it to England several times, so this will be the Old Pals reunion. At the weekend I head into HOT Minneapolis where I'll be visiting lapillus and also taking in A Mirror of Nature which is visiting Minnesota because of the strong Scandinavian heritage there.
I fly back to Boston Monday evening, and back to England on the 5th, so I get to spend 4th July in America - will I be thrown into Boston harbour?