Today I broke in my new Roadtrek to 2 new experiences. Due too my crazy GPS, I rode the dirt roads of northern NH. She handled it well and it confirmed that I am getting pretty good at packing and making sure everything is secure before I get on the road. There were some rattles but no doors came open and nothing decided it needed to be somewhere else in the RV.
Experience two this morning was driving my RT across the Saco River covered bridge. It was so much fun I did it four times. I met James the park docent and he was kind enough to take a few photos. This is the third bridge on this site. It washed away in a flood, burned in a fire and was last rebuilt in 1890. I loved covered bridges.
These experiences all happened before 10 in the morning.
Friday I left my sister’s home in NJ and started heading north. I have discovered that I tend to think I can drive further in a day than I can. Instead of being in Maine by that night I stayed at one of my favorite campgrounds on this trip. I even let my GPS pick it for me. I stayed at the Wilderness Lake Campground on a spring fed lake with a terrific view. It is so delightful to find these little treasures.
After getting settled for the evening I took a swim across the lake and back. I find that exercise in the morning (yoga) and in the evening really has helped me with driving and my back. It is important to move.
The next morning I make a big mistake thinking that I could easily skirt around Boston and head to Maine. You should have seen the traffic. It was a nightmare. It took me three plus hours to get from the 495 to the 95, and Still the traffic did not let up. I gave up and took another route. Where am I now? I am in North Conway, having breakfast and working way way into the northwest woods of Maine to meet up with some good friends and stay at their camp on Moxie Pond.
I am going to be without communication for the next three days. No cell towers where I am going. Sweet. I would like to leave you with some of my thoughts
Here is a growing list of things I would like to have on every trip I take.
- A GPS, even if I think it is crazy at times.
- A lake to swim in.
- A trail to hike, longer than a mile with some up hill. I know, I love to torture myself.
- My Camera.
- Wine or beer or both.
- Enough of those e-clothes to take care of everything.
- A darn good sense of adventure.
- A variety of tools. I am finding a wrench is worth it’s weight in gold.
- Duct tape. Need I say more?
- Good camping sites. State Parks are still on the top of my list.
- Good neighbors.
Lastly, here are things to leave behind or avoid all together.
- Boston & Vicinity. (I really do love this area but whew what a morning)