Our final day on Hallelujah was September 25. We left Hallelujah at Anchorage Marine Services in a nice clean heated storage shed and said our goodbyes to friends and boat. We started a road adventure to see fall in the northeast. After years of seeing fall leaves in Wisconsin and Michigan, we hoped to see lots of color in the mountains of NY, VT, MA, & ME – but didn’t see much. We also stopped along the way to visit with Looper friends. In NY our friends gave us an unsuspected boat tour of Sodus Bay (a large inlet off the south side of Lake Ontario). It was great and of course we loved being on the water. Good food, great friends and wonderful country made our visit all to short. We then proceeded by back country roads to the St. Lawrence seaway in NY. We stopped in Clayton, NY and toured the wooden boat museum – a fascinating place. Then we continued on to Alexandria Bay, NY to see Boldt Castle (a fantastic sight). You can google both of these to get further info. After playing around for a couple of days we continued east to Burlington, VT to stop and see another wonderful Looper couple who also delighted us with a short tour of Lake Champlain by boat. Again it was great to be on water and this is one Lake that Hallelujah can’t get to – we are too tall to get under 17 foot bridges that are at either end of this lake. We then spent a day crossing more mountains on back roads to see lots of fall color and arrived in Brunswick ME to visit with family. After two weeks having fun sightseeing, eating lobster and shopping in southern ME we headed south to Cape Coral. Dave’s sister joined us in the trip south. We opened the house in Cape Coral and started our winter activities – visiting with Dave’s Aunt and doing small fix up projects around the house. November passed quickly as we spent time with family in Cape Coral and St. Petersburg. December arrived and plans were made to fly to ME for the holidays. The weather in FL was great this fall and we were able to swim, ride our bikes, and walk the beautiful FL beaches.