Down East - Late Summer 2011 travel blog

the view

the passengers

the driver

Another uneventful day spent driving across the big state of New York. At the end of the drive we left the flat, agricultural land for the rolling hills just south of the Adirondack Mountains. Traffic picked up as weekenders headed into the mountains on a beautiful summer day. Polly spent some time today learning how to use her new camera, Charlie prepared lesson plans for an economics class he will teach later in the semester and Ken drove and drove and drove.

Tonight we are surprised to find ourselves in a Vermont campground in the Green Mountains National Forest that we have stayed at before. It has a small lodge with a room for our friends, that we barely noticed last time we were here. A campfire complete with s'mores was a perfect end to the day.

We met some travelers fleeing the very Maine town that we are headed toward. So now we know the best places to eat and the cheapest spots to buy gas. We contacted the organizers of the Road Scholar program we plan to attend and they assured us that the program has not been cancelled. We are sure to face some strong rain and winds, but the forecast predicts that the storm will no longer be a hurricane when it gets to Maine. The news is full of alarming stories as New York City prepares for the worst, but NYC is hundreds of miles away from our destination. Some of the Road Scholar participants will be flying in - or maybe they won't be arriving at all.

So are the plan is to carry on; hopefully we won't regret it.

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