Maine and Our Travels

I was going through the photos I took while Mike and I were on our honeymoon. We traveled to five different states starting and ending in Connecticut with visits to New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. I have been vacationing on the southern coast of Maine since I was ten. I love it there and it is almost a second home to my soul. I feel at home walking along the rocky shore and hanging out in the many coves along the way. I would sit on the benches along the marginal way with my mom and dad when I was younger and now enjoy sharing the time with my sisters and Mike. My brother in law was able to enjoy the marginal way for the first time in five years with the aid of his scooter that helps his mobility now. 

Mike and I travel well together and enjoy each other’s company. I do most of the driving while Mike navigates. The GPS took us on an interesting trip from Cambridge NY to South Deerfield MA. We had to reroute due to a road closure in MA and GPS told us to take a left then an immediate right. I questioned Mike if it was correct as it was quite a steep hill. I gunned the gas and we started to climb. The road started out as paved, to not quite paved to potholes to gravel and finally to a grass road. We finally crested the hill and could finally see what was on the other side of the steep hill. The land leveled out rapidly and we found ourselves on the backside of a farmers barns and fields. We encountered the farmer crossing this path heading to the pasture. I waved he waved and twenty yards away was the paved road again. Mike said the man looked as though it has happened before. I am sure we are not the first GPS followers to traverse his property. 

The length of our trip was long, relaxing, slightly stressful and overall drew us closer together. We rely a lot on each other while maintaining our own core strength. One of the best parts of our trip was the connecting and connections we made with those along our way. Mike opened up to others in a relaxed way that previously would have caused much stress. I found again that I am still pretty quiet and shy. I loved meeting so many friends on this trip. We hope to do it all again next year!

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