Maureen and I have always talked about going out East after our retirement, so this fall we sent in our deposit for a bus tour, got our passports, and sat on a waiting list! Two days before departure we got a call that we were on! We hustled to get ready, and we made it to Omaha where we left on Monday morning
Our guide made fun of the color of the bus, but I kind of liked it because it was easy to spot among other busses.
Our first night was at an Embassy Suite in Chicago. Maureen is lounging and checking in at home.
Skyline of Chicago
Some modern sculpture called "The Bean!"
There was about twenty of these sculptured creatures in the park.
When we were in Niagara Falls, Canada, Maureen took a fancy to this gentleman. Better watch her, Bob!
Leaves were at their peak of beauty while we were there. These are the white mountains of New Hampshire.
My favorite - Maine. Looks like a postcard picture
Rita and Jeannie in a scenic stop that we made
Another beautiful home on the oceanfront
This is were the Bush family has their home. Shortly after I took the picture, Barbara Bush walked out to the car.
This is the original home of Paul Revere. We heard way more about Paul ReVere than we chose to. Boston is very proud of there historical heritage.
The North Church where Paul hung the lantern in the window. We got to tour the church before services started. Very unusual church where there were partitioned boxes instead of pews. I have a picture of this somewhere.
Beautiful scenery in Pennsylvania
Maureen got applause as she boarded the bus - oops! She was late!! She actually thought she had been left. She was standing by the other bus and thought she might have to board that one, but we found her.
These next two pictures of of a beautiful cathedral in New York that became a "white elephant. There was a shift in cultural population, and our tour guide said that its not unusual to have only an attendance of ten people at a service.
This house is the oldest wooden house in the United States.
Back to farming country of Illinois