Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Maine to NY
Gail and I had this great idea: We'd get a one-way car rental to Maine and then ride home. The drive to Maine worked OK, and we spent a day hanging around Portland when we returned the car. We got to visit our friend, Dibby, for a few days. She was a friend of Gail's dad when they were in their twenties. She has sold her house in Vassalboro, ME and is moving out this fall so it was good to spend time there with her. Then we had strategically spaced friends along the route so we wouldn't have to camp (and carry all the associated gear and food), and only spend three nights in hotels. For whatever reason, and for the life of me I can't figure out why, it turned out to be more than I could handle, so after riding 420 miles (451 by Gail's standards), and visiting almost everyone we intended to, we rented another car and drove about 200 miles and got home a couple days early.