This morning I got a up a bit earlier than a normal weekday. That is because rather than my standard 45 minute drive in to Portland for work, I headed an hour and a half in the opposite direction to The Manchester New Hampshire airport.
While the drive was a bit long, it was worth it as I was going there to pick up my mother. She lives in Ecuador where she is a full time missionary, but she is in town here for a few days.
When I arrived I was very surprised with the area available to watch the runway. It is amazing, there are plants and wooden rocking chairs in a circular deck flooded with sun from 180 degrees of windows. I sat and rocked and watched her plane land. Pretty cool.
So if you are planning to visit the upper New England area, consider the Manchester Airport as it is a great place to see, and it is cheaper than flying to Boston.