Project 333 Update & Plans


I have not posted what I have worn each day but suffice to say that I stayed within my guidelines, apart from the addition of my dress due to the warm weather.

Since it is still relatively warm I have decided to swap in 2 items.  They are the black dress with white spots and this pair of lightweight cotton trousers.

2012-04-20 01The two items I am swapping out are these – a polo-neck knit and my turquoise cardigan.

2012-04-20 02When winter finally arrives, I will swap them back to the original selection.

Thinking ahead to the next 3 months, I will be including these walking sandals in my 33 items.  They do not get worn often (as evidenced by the dust) but they are great for when we are travelling.

2012-04-20 03Speaking of travelling – that was the reason I did not post this last night.  I was busy working on our itinerary for our trip in August/September.  We have finalised the first 10 days and have accommodation booked.  The rest is still a work in progress and I am more than happy for any personal experience or local knowledge.

August 20 – Arrive Washington DC
August 21 – Washington
August 22 – Washington
August 23 – Washington
August 24 – Philadelphia
August 25 – Philadelphia
August 26 – New York City
August 27 – New York City
August 28 – New York City
August 29 – New York City
August 30 – Boston
August 31 – Boston

We plan to travel between these segments by train and walk/use public transport for getting around.

Then we intend to hire a car and tour for the next 12 days.  My plan is something like this:

Leave Boston, travel via Wilton and Bangor to Bar Harbor.  2 nights in Bar Harbor.  Travel to Portland and stay 2 nights.

Drive through Rhode Island and Connecticut, stay on Connecticut coast for 1 night, possibly Branford.

Travel to Woodstock, NY – stay 2 nights.

Drive to Saratoga Springs for 1 night.

Travel through Bennington, VT to Charlotte/Burlington for 1 night.  Dive to Gorham/Mt Washington for 2 nights – travelling via Stowe.

1 night in a town ?where that is not too far from Boston then drop car off in Boston and catch train to Washington DC.

Final night and half day in Washington DC before flying home.

Please feel free to comment on any aspect of this.  Bear in mind that we have never been to the US so this has all been planned from maps, the internet and a few ideas from friends.

I am keen to hear of any car hire suggestions.

10 thoughts on “Project 333 Update & Plans

  1. Sounds great Fairy. The planning is very exciting isn’t it. I feel the same for our trip to Europe which is 19 months away. So many things and places to choose.

  2. That sounds like a great trip. My daughter lives in New York, and I was so impressed with Central Park, don’t miss that! Also unless you want to pay for a tour of the statue of liberty you can catch the free Staten Island ferry that goes right by it. Also you will be in a great area for lobster – sometimes you can buy them direct off the boat – yummy. Those look like very comfy sandals.

    • Central Park is on my ‘must do’ list for New York. Our daughter has been to New York a couple of years ago and is going again next month. She recommended Central Park and also the free ferry. Thanks for the reminder.

      The sandals are really comfy – essential for travelling and walking.

    • Jeni

      The brand of the sandals is ‘Ecco’. They are very comfortable. I also have a pair of casual lace-up shoes that are the same brand. I have had them for about 4 years and live in them all winter.

  3. Hi Fairy,
    I’m really enjoying your continuing updates about project 333. Maybe I missed it in an earlier post, but what temperature ranges are you expecting in the next three months? I’m a bit stumped how to handle our wild temperature swings here when choosing my clothes for the project (26 degrees C here on Saturday and 6 degrees C for our high today). Any suggestions?

    I don’t know if it will help with your trip to the states, but we’ve used Enterprise car rental with no problems here when we’ve needed to hire a car. You can google coupon codes for them. Most places here will charge you an extra fee if you drop off the car at a different place than where you picked it up.

    I might suggest if you haven’t already planned it to look at taking the Amtrak train for your DC to Philly and Philly to Boston journeys. It’s rather expensive but quite relaxing (though slow).

    • Joanna, the temperature ranges will be as low as 15C (maximum temp) and has been as high as 30C (a couple of weeks ago). Minimum temps have been around 20C and may go down as low as 5C. So we don’t have quite the extremes that you have to deal with.

      Thanks for the info about Enterprise car rental. That was one that had been mentioned to us and I have checked the website – looks good!

      Amtrak is how we intend to get from Washington DC to Philly, New York and on to Boston. We have actually booked the Philly to New York leg as that is on a Sunday and seats seem to be selling quickly.

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