The month of May saw us enjoying the Sunshine State at the Southernmost tip of the US in Key West, and knocking out three National Parks in Florida. Then we started our procession up the East Coast, stopping by Jacksonville – Seth’s old stomping grounds – and other lovely beaches before exploring the floodplains (i.e. swamps) of Congaree in South Carolina. Moving north, we checked out T.J.’s Monticello on the way to Shenandoah, where I saw my first bear and we weathered a big storm with friends and babies alike squeezed into the Whale.
New York City is always a must-stop, for friends and Chinese food alike, then some culture was in order in Western Massachusetts as we visited old/new college towns, old friends and memories, and new contemporary art museums (go visit MassMOCA!). Because we hadn’t had quite an epic enough drive yet, we polished off May by making our way up to Portland, ME, about as far away from Key West as we could get. We celebrated with our first (but certainly not last) lobster, and discovered the magic of the Holy Donut.