Down East - Late Summer 2011 travel blog

home away from home


We only get up early when travel demands it and this was one of those days. Our friends were waiting in their driveway when we pulled up at 7:30am. It was a long driving day for Ken, and Charlie and Polly enjoyed watching the world go by from a unique perspective. As the lunch time rest area neared, we prepared the meal as the rig bounced down the highway. I saw a look of terror in their eyes similar to the looks I saw on TV from the folks that were in the Virginia earthquake a few days ago. Otherwise the day was uneventful, which is the best thing one can say about a long driving day.

Since we don't have the space to sleep four people in our rig, finding a spot where we all can stay at night is a challenge. Tonight we are in a campground ideally located by an interstate exit and our friends are spending the night in a rental RV nearby. It comes fully equipped with appliances and dishes, but they had to bring their own bedding. There is a whole row of these rental units here; each a different model and configuration, very typical of what can be seen in any campground. Here's hoping we get a good report in the morning. If not, they can always catch a few z-z-z-z's as we move on down the road tomorrow.

We are keeping an anxious eye on the weather report as Hurricane Irene moves up the coast. At this point it looks like it should arrive in Maine the day after we do. Whether being there as Irene goes by is a good idea, remains to be seen.

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